Underwater scooters

  • It was two years ago that we first heard about the Trident, an underwater scooter made by Chinese startup Geneinno. The company has now released a cheaper, more portable model, known as the Geneinno S2.
  • Back in 2017, Chinese startup Sublue successfully crowdfunded an underwater scooter known as the WhiteShark Mix. The company is now set to release a new-and-improved model, called the Mix Pro.
  • Although we've seen a number of personal underwater propulsion devices in recent years, the Scubajet was one of the first. Its designers have now announced a Pro model, that reportedly dives deeper, runs longer, and features a dual-hand controller.
  • ​We've seen mermaid-type monofins before, and we've also seen so-called underwater scooters. A group of US/UK entrepreneurs has gone and combined the two, in the form of a monofin that gives swimmers an electric boost with each kick.
  • Now on Kickstarter, the MagicJet underwater scooter can propel divers, snorkelers and swimmers through the water with its onboard motor, and features an interesting modular design should they want to double the thrust.
  • ​A couple of years ago, Chinese startup Sublue Tech successfully crowdfunded its WhiteShark MIX underwater scooter. Now, the company is back with the faster and longer-running Seabow.
  • ​Last year, Robosea successfully crowdfunded its fish-like BIKI underwater drone. Now, it's testing the waters again (no pun intended) with the SeaFlyer underwater scooter. Whereas BIKI was designed for remotely exploring the depths, the SeaFlyer is for people who actually want to get wet.
  • ​So-called "underwater scooters" have become a big thing on crowdfunding platforms, with recent examples including the Trident, WhiteShark MIX and AquaJet H2. One of the latest, the LeFeet S1, features a clever modular design.
  • A couple of months ago, Geneinno successfully Kickstarted its Titan underwater drone, which users control from above the surface. Now, the company is about to crowdfund a little something for those of us who actually want to explore the underwater world in person – the Trident underwater scooter.
  • ​We've probably all seen footage of scuba divers hitching rides on the backs of manta rays. Well, the AquaJet H2 brings that to mind, although it's actually modelled after airplanes. It's a winged diver propulsion vehicle, and it's currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign.
  • We've recently been seeing an upswing in the number of underwater propulsion devices hitting the market. One of the latest to catch our eye, the WhiteShark MIX, is claimed to be the world's smallest such device that incorporates dual propellers.
  • November 2, 2004 Scuba-Doo International is set to release a suite of products around its new Scuba-Doo underwater scooter. The completely redesigned underwate