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    A woman uses a Yamaha Sea Scooter in shallow water. She is in a maroon bikini, the sea scooter is black with a camera on top. She is facing directly at us.

    What to Look Out For When Buying Sea Scooters

    Are you looking for a way to swim more efficiently when you're diving or snorkeling? Do you wish to explore the depths of the ocean, but want to conserve your energy? Or, maybe you are just looking for some extra fun for the kids to have while swimming at the lake? If any of these sound like you, then you need to read on to learn all that you can about sea scooters.

    A sea scooter can help you save energy, which in turn will make it easier for you to maintain your breathing routine and spend more time underwater. It can also get you up or down to deeper depths much quicker. 

    When snorkeling, a sea scooter will not only allow you to see more and cover more area, but it will also bring maximum enjoyment to the experience. You can quickly travel between spots and conserve energy along the way.

    See below for an in-depth guide on what to look out for when buying sea scooters, ensuring that you find the best fit for your needs.


    1. What is the Maximum Depth?

    Every sea scooter has a maximum depth that it can reach. This is especially important for those of you that wish to dive a bit deeper than 50 feet or so.

    Imagine the horror of purchasing a brand-new sea scooter, getting it into the water, then realizing that it won't function properly once you exceed a certain depth. 

    When you find one with the right depth for your diving preferences you are ensuring yourself and all of your fellow divers a safe experience. You'll be able to tour anywhere you want, spend more time underwater, and get more enjoyment out of the sea life at the depths of the ocean.

    Knowing that sea scooters have different depths, you should take the time to consider how far you're wanting to go and how much that's worth to you.

    For example, if you're only looking to travel around 30 feet deep, then you easily find a sea scooter in the $350 range. But if you want to dive to depths around 100 feet, then be prepared to pay around $700 or more. It all depends on your budget and the depth you want your scooter to get to.

    2. Is It the Right Price?

    This one is probably already on your radar. You want to purchase a sea scooter and indulge in your passion for snorkeling or diving, but not at the expense of your finances.

    We recommend that you start by creating a budget. How many sea scooters are you wanting to purchase? (Do you, your friends, and your family dive together?)

    As we just covered, your preference on sea depth will play a factor in the cost of your new sea scooter as well. 

    Be sure to do a little research before you buy. Browse through our inventory of sea scooters and look at the different details of each. What are some features that you're unwilling to go without? How many of them fulfill the sea depth capabilities you're looking for? If you are buying mainly for snorkeling and recreational fun then you won't need to spend as much.

    3. Does It Have Fun Amenities?

    Some of the sights that you'll witness while diving in the sea are unable to be put into words. There is nothing more jaw-dropping than underwater life and all of the different creatures that you'll see.

    If only there was a way to document it... oh wait, there is! You can bring waterproof cameras, such as a GoPro camera, down with you to record everything that you see. That way, you can place them on your YouTube page, turn them into videos to share with friends, and so on.

    But here's the key: you need to find a sea scooter with a GoPro mount. It will help you capture high-quality footage without having to sabotage your diving experience. That way, it will film all of the beautiful colors that you see in front of you.

    4. Is It the Right Size?

    As you might imagine, sizing is important. If a large man purchases a dinky sea scooter, the experience will be slow at best. If a child is operating a large sea scooter, then they won't be able to handle it as properly as they need to.

    That said, when you purchase sea scooters for yourself and your family, you may want to opt for a size that's smaller, yet packs plenty of power.

    With a smaller sea scooter, you'll be able to navigate the water better and handle your scooter with relative ease.

    5. What's the Speed?

    If adults will be the only ones operating your sea scooter, then you might decide to look for one that offers the most speed for your preferred price range.

    However, if you plan on children using it at any point, then it's better to opt for one that has a lower speed option to it. That way, they can control it better and not be overwhelmed by a sea scooter that is too powerful.

    When looking for sea scooter speed, it isn't necessarily about finding the fastest one. A slower speed ensures safety for new users, which is vitally important when exploring open waters. You may even prefer the lower speeds even if you are perfectly comfortable handling a powerful and fast sea scooter. If like to pay attention to details and really take in the scene then a sea scooter with a lower max speed may be preferred.

    Buy Sea Scooters for the Snorkeling and Diving Fanatics in Your Family Today

    Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on what to look out for when buying sea scooters be sure to use this information to your advantage.

    For those of you that are looking for other fun ways to maximize your fun on the water, read this article on the 5 Water Toys and Accessories to Make a Splash

    If you need help getting started, please be sure to reach out to us and we will be happy to assist you further.


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