I used to be a diving instructor and I remember the first time an instructor brought an underwater scooter on a diving trip. It was exciting to use – carried away by battery-powered turbine blades, it was an exhilarating way to glide effortlessly over a coral reef. However, his scooter cost well over $ 1,000, which is scientifically “way too much”. Here’s a much cheaper option. Whether you want to dive, snorkel, or just ride around in a pool, the Geneinno G2 is an underwater scooter that typically costs $ 379. Right now you can get themwhen you apply the promo code CNETSEA at checkout.
This “Sea Scooter” is surprisingly compact. It weighs only 5.9 pounds and should easily fit in a carry-on bag. Speaking of flying: the 97 Wh Li-Polymer battery can be safely taken on an airplane. Even so, it generates up to 22 pounds of thrust and can pull you up to 2.7 mph for about an hour between charges. As it has a special anti-rust coating, you can use the scooter in both fresh and salt water. And the scooter is positively buoyant, which means it won’t sink to the bottom of the lake, pool, or ocean even if you drop it. If you’ve ever dropped negative swimming scuba gear and lost it when you saw it fall on the hard bottom at the end of a dive, you will appreciate the fact that this scooter is floating.
Do you want to make a video? You can attach a GoPro camera to the bracket on the front of the scooter. If you want, you can put a light there instead.
Perhaps the coolest feature, however, is the scooter’s “parent mode”. You can lock the controls and control the scooter remotely with your smartphone. This is ideal for giving your children a ride in the pool.
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