Sea scooters are fun gadgets that give every swimming, snorkeling or diving adventure an extra velocity boost. But as fun as they are to use, there still are a few things you need to consider when you are diving with sea scooters.
In this article you will find out:
- What are the advantages of diving with sea scooters
- Who can profit the most from diving with sea scooters
- What are the risks of diving with sea scooters
Aqua scooters, also known as sea scooters, are devices used on the water by swimmers or under water by divers and snorkelers. They widen the diver’s range and make it easier to navigate underwater while carrying bulky equipment. Sea scooters facilitate diving, swimming and snorkeling especially for handicapped people. Another great use case is in the rescue sector – rescue divers are able to search in wider fields when they are using a dive scooter.
Nevertheless, only a trained diver should make use of a sea scooter. If you are not trained in scuba diving, start snorkeling with sea scooters first. Up to a depth of 3m (10ft) the risk of suffering from pulmonary damage is lower, though it cannot fully be eliminated. Here are some other things, you might want to consider when you start diving with aqua scooters:
Depth control with sea scooters
When you are diving with your sea scooter, you always need to know how deep you are located. Most dive scooters are only permitted for use up to a certain depth.
Keep in mind, that you still need recognised diving techniques for ascending and descending. But even if you are not trained or certified in scuba diving, you can still use a sea scooter for swimming and snorkeling.
Monitoring of breathing gas
Amongst others, the range of your dive tour depends on the capacity of your breathing gas tank. Always monitor the status of your breathing gas, as it is vital for diver safety, especially if you are situated in greater depths.
Always keep an eye on your surroundings. Before the start as well as during your underwater expedition, pay attention to other divers, boats or obstacles. For example, you could get trapped or seaweed or other plants might get caught in your sea scooter and block the propeller or impeller.
Know your limits
It feels great to push your limits while you are actively doing sports. But when a sea scooter is doing most of the work for you, be careful not to overdo so. Never dive deeper or farther than you would without a sea scooter.