How would you like to “fly” underwater on your own self-propelled scooter? You can embrace you inner Aquaman or Sub-mariner with a Seabob! The Seabob is the best known of these underwater scooters that let you jet about under the sea like a dolphin, or, more like James Bond!
The Seabob uses a revolutionary electric jet. It was the first such underwater scooter to use an impeller that can thrust you along beneath the waves at speeds of up to 9mph. There are Seabob models that can dive to more than 130ft, and can operate for an hour. The high powered scooter can also propel you along the surface of the waves.
According to the manufacturer’s website, the Seabob is the “absolute epitome of strength, technological intelligence and perfect function. Relaxed gliding, sporty driving or diving safely under water – it’s all possible with a Seabob.”
For those reasons and more, we consider the Seabob the ultimate water toy for the adventure seeking yacht charter client.
Do You Need Special Training to Use a Seabob?
You do not need to be a certified SCUBA diver, or need any kind of special training, or license to use a Seabob. In fact, you do not even need to know how to swim to use one. They can be enjoyed by adults and children alike! Since you will usually wear a wetsuit using one, the suit and the scooter provide buoyancy.
You can use a Seabob to jet around the surface, or just below to totally enhance the snorkeling experience, or on deeper dives for experienced SCUBA users. The steering and diving are accomplished with simple shifts of your body. According to Seabob, “steering and diving couldn’t be easier – it’s all done by shifting your body weight. Apply only light pressure and the Seabob will obligingly begin to dive, man and machine forging ahead with power and purpose.”
A recent first-time Seabob user had this to say: “…in a word: Amazing! This was by far the coolest thing I ever did [in the water]. Thanks for such an unforgettable experience.”
The Seabob’s quiet electric motors allow you to get “up close and personal,” with no environmental impact. When used in areas with great snorkeling and marine life such as Key West, a Seabob provides the perfect combination of relaxing underwater observations, and adrenaline rush!
Your Charter, You Choose Your Water Toys!
At 26 North Yachts, we always want you to have the charter experience of a lifetime. That is why we are constantly adding new boats, and the latest and greatest water toys to our packages. If there is a water toy that you have heard about and have been clamoring to try like a Seabob, but do not see it listed among our current water toy options, let us know, and we will do everything we can to find it for you!