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The ScubaJet Pro is a battery-powered jet propulsion system initially created as a snorkel and diving scooter but has since been adapted to many different watersports. The ScubaJet is fully customizable and comes in 3 different setups depending on your desired performance and power requirements.

After getting our hands on the Scubajet Pro, we took it with us snorkeling and diving to get a feel for how this underwater scooter works and give an accurate review of the pros and cons.

We focused on features such as battery life, top speed, and maneuverability while using the scooter. We also took into consideration the overall experience of using the ScubaJet Pro and whether it made the diving experience more enjoyable.

The modular nature of the ScubaJet means that you can configure it to your needs, with the ScubaJet company stating that it is the most versatile water jet system in the world. Read on to discover an in-depth analysis of the ScubaJet Pro for Scuba Diving.

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Reasons to buy:

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    Can take very stable videos when a camera is mounted on it
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    Lightweight compared to other DPVs
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    Amazing for free diving
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    Allows you to conserve air and good against currents
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    Provides easy steering and intuitive propulsion controls
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    Modular battery customization
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    Can also be used for motorizing your kayak or SUP
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    Up to 4 hours run time

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Where to buy:

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ScubaJet Pro for Diving

Specs & Features

  • Length: 16.5” or 22.8”
  • Engine Power: 200W or 400W
  • Max Speed: 4.5 mph
  • Weight Incl. Battery: 6.6 lbs or 10 lbs
  • Ride Time: 2 to 4 hours
  • Charge Time: 3 to 6 hours
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An All Round Superior Scooter

When you switch the ScubaJet Pro on, you instantly feel the energy in this scooter. The pull on the handles underwater gives you an incredible sense of motion and allows you to traverse longer distances on dives while conserving energy making dive longer.

Most importantly, though, the ScubaJet Pro is extremely fun to use on dives. For first-timers, This DPV is easy to use and intuitive. Changing directions is as easy as pointing at where you want to go and the ScubaJet pulls you in that direction. The use of fins makes it really easy and fun.

Most people end up having an easier time using this scooter while free diving. With a pair fins to balance out your body control, it looks and feels like you imagine a dolphin experiences underwater swimming.

The ScubaJet seriously enhances the experience of scuba diving. The device tracks well and can even be used with one hand so that you can do other things at the same time. The long battery life means that you can use it for the entire duration of a dive and still have some juice left in the tank.

There is a light in the nose of the unit, a nice feature for night diving, but one that will affect battery life. We didn’t test how much it affects batt life, but we don’t think it will dramatically shorten the fun.

You’ll hold the unit slightly below your body but parallel to it. This is one area of design that could be improved as the angle of the handles doesn’t reflect practical use. Only after deep scrutiny and looking at our video footage of testing did this occur to us. Most might not think of it at all.

As well as being fun to use we felt that the ScubaJet could be used in a situation where the current was powerful for example on a drift dive. This would increase safety by allowing you to power through currents with the added propulsion. That said, it’s important not to overly really on this device and to use it as your only means of transportation.

Intuitive Control System

The ScubaJet has an innovative design and is constructed using high-grade aluminum with stainless steel components. It also has an internal rotomoulded high-density polyethylene impeller.

To turn the ScubaJet on you press down on the two buttons on either side of the handles and hold them down until the monitor comes on. The monitor shows your estimated battery level relatively accurately and the percentage of power being used.

The default starting power is at 2% and you can increase it by pressing on the right button allowing you easy control over the device. The ScubaJet is programed to steadily increase when set to 100% to ensure a smooth ride and avoid unwanted boosts. To decrease the power you press on the left button and you can see the percentage start going down.

You can even turn on the LED nose light by simultaneously pressing both buttons at the same time. To turn the ScubaJet off you hold down on both buttons for 5 seconds. This intuitive and easy to use way of controlling the ScubJet makes it accessible and efficient for beginners.

Versatile Modular Battery System

Although the ScubaJet can be configured in a variety of different ways, there are 3 main configuration styles based on the amount of battery capacity you want to enjoy. The smallest version of the ScubaJet is the Neo which has a runtime of up to 56 minutes with a single 100Wh battery. We think this version of the ScubaJet will leave you wanting more in terms of runtime. The next level up is the ScubaJet Pro with two batteries. It has a capacity of 200Wh and a runtime of up to 108 minutes.

Lastly, the ScubaJet Pro XR is composed of four stacked battery packs with a capacity of 400Wh, giving you a runtime of up to 216 minutes. If you want the best version of this underwater scooter, we recommend going with the Pro or the Pro XR, as the Neo will leave you wanting.

The stackable smart battery system used by ScubaJet allows you to extend the runtime by connecting up to four smart batteries simultaneously. Additionally, the batteries themselves also come in a high-density upgraded version of either 200Wh or 400Wh, allowing you to increase runtime without buying more batteries.

The battery pack is easily charged by stacking them one on top of the other and plugging them in. Each battery has an integrated battery management system that allows you to see how much runtime is left by looking at the status lights. The standard batteries are all airplane legal, meaning you can bring them on holiday with you. But the high-density batteries, even though they are cheaper, can’t be taken on airplanes, so you might be better off buying the standard batteries if you’re planning on jetting off to tropical climes.

As an underwater scooter, the ScubaJet’s battery configuration allows you to decide the length of the DPV and the runtime depending on the length of the dive and the situation you will be using it.

Relatively Portable and Lightweight

The ScubaJet is very portable compared to some of the more affordable options on the market. Looking at the most popular underwater scooter like the ones from Yamaha, the ScubaJeton the market. Although the product doesn’t come with a carry bag it can be packed into most bags and is lightweight enough to carry without to much strain.

The weight of the ScubaJet depends on its configuration. The ScubaJet Pro weighs 6.6 lbs, whereas the Pro RX comes in at 10 lbs. Considering the fact that this product packs some serious power and battery life, we thought it was impressive that it weighs so little.

Features

There are various essential features that make the ScubaJet Pro one of the best diver propulsion vehicles on the market.

  • Interchangeable tube sizes can be customized for dive lengths.
  • Innovative charging system allows you to charge all batteries simultaneously.
  • Integrated battery management system makes it easy to see how much charge you have.
  • Automatically shuts off to prevent runaway DPV
  • Designed to be compatible with airplane travel
  • Can be customized with an LED Nose for lighting up your dives; perfect for night dives
  • Additional ScubaJet rail for mounting action camera can be purchased.

Price/ Quality Ratio

The ScubaJet Pro is great fun and an experience we recommend to any diver. It’s definitely constructed using high-quality materials that have been incorporated in an innovative design. That said if you want the best version of this product it can get quite expensive and even the base version can be outside of the budget of most divers.

One of the factors that distinguish the ScubaJet Pro from other DVPs is that it is fully customizable to meet your needs. This allows you to better customize the product to suit your needs be they budget, speed, or battery life. The added ability to strap your ScubaJet Pro to the bottom of a kayak or SUP in order to motorize it increases its versatility and more than justifies the price.

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Do we recommend it?

We definitely recommend the ScubaJet Pro to divers who want a fully customizable and versatile underwater scooter. For free diving, in particular, it’s a lot of fun for both adults and kids. We know it’s a popular piece of kit on cabin cruisers and yachts because of its compact size. It’s enjoyable to use, has a more than sufficient battery life, and offers a good level of power while still being relatively easy to maneuver and control. It definitely feels superior to many of the other underwater scooters that are available on the market.

Another reason we highly recommend the ScubaJet Pro is for how it lends itself to other water sports. Although this product is one of the best underwater scooters out there, we also want to commend the manufacturer for pivoting so as to adapt the product for other use cases. The ScubaJet Pro is great for snorkeling, freediving, scuba diving and can even be attached to your paddle board, kayak, or canoe, making it one of the most versatile and adaptable products on the market.

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Reasons to buy:

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    Can take very stable videos when a camera is mounted on it
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    Lightweight compared to other DPVs
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    Amazing for free diving
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    Allows you to conserve air and good against currents
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    Provides easy steering and intuitive propulsion controls
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    Modular battery customization
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    Can also be used for motorizing your kayak or SUP
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    Up to 4 hours run time

Reasons NOT to buy:

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is a ScubaJet?

The ScubaJet is a versatile dive propulsion vehicle that can be used as an underwater Scooter or function as a motorized attachment to your paddle board or kayak.

Check out our in-depth review of the ScubaJet Pro to find out more information on the ScubaJet as an underwater scooter.

How much does a ScubaJet cost?

The ScubaJet starts off at $1,150 and can cost up to $4,289 with all the added accessories and attachments.

Make sure you read our in-depth review of the ScubaJet to find out more about the features it offers.

How much is a DPV?

Depending on what speed and battery power you are looking for, a dive propulsion vehicle (underwater scooter) will cost anywhere between $400 and $3000.

Have a look at our review of the best underwater scooters on the market today before you make any decisions.

Does the ScubaJet come with a warranty?

The ScubaJet comes with an included warranty of 1 year on the ScubaJet and batteries. You can also purchase a 3-year warranty for an additional price.

Read our in-depth review on the ScubaJet to find out more about this device.

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