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Liveaboards With Underwater Scooters (Underwater Sea Scooter Fun)

Liveaboards with underwater scooters
Liveaboards with underwater scooters – Image from Red Sea Tala Liveaboard courtesy of Liveaboard.com

The ultimate underwater diving experience is with an underwater scooter. Combine an underwater scooter with a Red Sea liveaboard and you’ll have great fun. But are there liveaboards with underwater scooters you may ask?

Yes there are liveaboards with underwater scooters in the Red Sea and Truk Lagoon. These include the Red Sea Tala liveaboard, the Red Sea Nouran liveaboard and the Truk Master Truk Lagoon. Underwater sea scooters make for longer dives as you save energy and use less air on your dive.

The best way to do more diving is to book yourself on a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on liveaboards using the following window:

Tala Liveaboard, Egypt - Red Sea liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard
Tala Liveaboard, Egypt – Red Sea liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

Tala Liveaboard, Egypt – Red Sea liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard

The Red Sea Tala liveaboard is a 36 metre (118 feet) steel-hulled dive boat. The M/V Tala liveaboard caters for up to 22 guests across 11 airconditioned and en-suite cabins.

Features of the Red Tala liveaboard
Features of the Red Tala liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

Features of the Red Tala liveaboard:

  • Underwater scooters of course! These are the XJOY Under Water Scooters.
  • Offers flexible booking terms.
  • Has paid nitrox onboard.
  • Offers flexible dietary requirements with vegan and vegetarian options.
  • Western and local food served buffet style with all day snacks.
  • Free internet connection.
  • Sea view cabins.
  • Scuba diving courses offered onboard to advance your diver training or to learn more skills.
  • A rebreather and tech diver friendly liveaboard with tri Mix onboard.
  • Scuba rental gear onboard.
  • Rated 8.8 out of 10 by customer reviews.
Nouran Liveaboard, Egypt Red Sea liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard
Nouran Liveaboard, Egypt Red Sea liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

Nouran Liveaboard, Egypt Red Sea liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard

The Red Sea Nouran liveaboard is a 36 metre (118 feet) dive boat. The M/V Nouran liveaboard caters for up to 24 guests across 12 airconditioned and en-suite cabins.

Features of the Red Nouran liveaboard
Features of the Red Nouran liveaboard – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

Features of the Red Nouran liveaboard:

  • Underwater scooters of course! These are the XJOY Under Water Scooters.
  • Offers flexible booking terms.
  • Has paid nitrox onboard.
  • Offers flexible dietary requirements with vegan and vegetarian options.
  • Western and local food served buffet style with all day snacks.
  • Free internet connection.
  • Sea view cabins.
  • Scuba diving courses offered onboard to advance your diver training or to learn more skills.
  • A rebreather and tech diver friendly liveaboard with tri Mix onboard.
  • Scuba rental gear onboard.
  • Rated 9 out of 10 by customer reviews.
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Customer review of MV Nouran:

Great Liveaboard which I will recommend to friends. Hope to use again. We went on the BDE route, and greatly enjoyed the chance to see a variety of sharks (hammerhead, oceanic white tip and thresher) and other sea life. The boat also accommodated our request to visit Salem express as a warm up dive. Sayed, our guide and boat’s leader knew the best spots, and was able to accommodate varying skill levels in our group as well as to make every dive exciting and unique. Boat is also able to accommodate technical divers.” Recommended for: Guide, renovated and clean rooms, Sharks!

Truk Master, Micronesia - Truk Lagoon liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard
Truk Master, Micronesia – Truk Lagoon liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

Truk Master, Micronesia – Truk Lagoon liveaboard with underwater scooters onboard

The Truk Lagoon Truk Master liveaboard is a 3 metre (121 feet) dive boat. The M/V Truk Master liveaboard caters for up to 16 guests across 8 airconditioned and en-suite cabins.

Features of the Truk Master liveaboard
Features of the Truk Master liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

Features of the Truk Master liveaboard:

  • Underwater scooters of course, which are the Dive Xtras Piranha P1 – at an extra charge.
  • Offers flexible booking terms.
  • Has paid nitrox onboard.
  • Offers flexible dietary requirements with vegetarian options.
  • Western and local food served buffet style with all day snacks.
  • Paid internet connection.
  • Sea view cabins.
  • A rebreather and tech diver friendly liveaboard with tri Mix onboard.
  • Scuba rental gear onboard.
  • Rated 7.9 out of 10 by customer reviews.

Customer Truk Master review

A Diver’s Only WWI Museum. Only did the 7 day Truk Lagoon itinerary but still was able to truly appreciate the wreck diving. Each of these wrecks is essentially a divers-only museum of ships and their cargo leftover from WWII. You can find some pretty amazing artifacts from live torpedos, machine gun bullets, zero fighter parts, tanks, ship telegraphs, and medical kits scattered throughout these wrecks. You can also explore the engine rooms of many of these wrecks which itself is a unique aspect of diving here. The crew on board the Truk Master is quite friendly.

The dive guides in particular are incredibly experienced and well-trained. I don’t think I’ve ever had as many very experienced dive guides on a liveaboard before. These guides know all of the wrecks inside and out which is pretty important when you’re doing wreck penetration. The food could have been better but let’s be real, food isn’t the most important part of the liveaboard. The boat is a good size so you can avoid people when you want and find people in the common spaces when you do want to hang out.” Recommended for: Wreck Diving, Wreck Diving, Wreck Diving. Vincent L from the United States.

Video of tech diver using an Xjoy underwater scooter

Hemmoor – Deep Dive with Scooter – Mahusan – Beton Bombe – Nov. 2015

Top reasons to use an underwater scooter for scuba diving

Underwater scooters which are also known as Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs) add to the excitement and fun of scuba diving. But you may be asking what are the benefits of using underwater scooters. Here are the main reasons why scuba divers benefit from underwater scooters:

1. Underwater scooters offer longer dives and extended dive times

Use the power of the underwater scooter to save energy so you use less of your air with longer dive times. The Diver Propulsion Vehicles mean you don’t have to fin at all and means less air consumption, hence extended dive times.

2. Less physical strain

As the underwater scooter is doing all of the work for you, there’s less physical exertion on your part. This comes in handy if you’re crossing over an open expanse of sandy bottom, from one reef to another.

3. Underwater scooters are better on deep dives

Deeper dives require more air, which means that if the underwater scooter is doing all the work your deep dives benefit by extending the dive time.

4. Underwater scooters make for easy diving

Using the power of an underwater scooter makes for easier diving. This is especially true for tech divers with more equipment and more dive tanks to drag along.

5. Better for divers that lack swimming strength

If you are not a strong swimmer or perhaps you’re a diver with a disability, a scooter will help you to propel yourself through the water.

6. Underwater scooters mean you can fight the currents

Whilst divers are taught to swim with the currents, with a Diver Propulsion Vehicle you can swim against the current without getting exhausted and using up precious air.

7. Cover more ground with an underwater scooter

Use the power of the Diver Propulsion Vehicles to cover much more ground underwater. This could be on a reef or on a large wreck in Truk Lagoon.

Table of all liveaboards

This list of liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

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Discover LiveaboardCustomer RatingSDE Lux Rating %Flexible BookingDive CoursesDietary RequirementsNitroxCountry
Review: MV Seaisee; Book: MV Seaisee 10 90% YES NO YES YES Indonesia
Review: Scubaspa Zen; Book: Scubaspa Zen 10 88% YES YES YES YES Indonesia
Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only 10 83% YES NO YES YES Cuba
Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet 10 83% YES NO YES YES Cuba
Review: Jakaré; Book: Jakaré 10 81% YES YES YES YES Indonesia
Review: All Star Cuan Law; Book: All Star Cuan Law 10 79% YES YES YES NO Virgin Islands
Review: Leyla; Book: Leyla 10 73% YES YES YES NO Indonesia
Review: Seven Seas; Book: Seven Seas 10 71% NO NO YES YES Indonesia
Review: BVI Aggressor; Book: BVI Aggressor 10 71% NO YES YES YES Virgin Islands
Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 71% YES YES YES YES Egypt

The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.

Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.

I hope you enjoyed this page about liveaboards with underwater scooters

If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about liveaboards with underwater scooters), please comment below with your questions.

Please share your experiences, plus dive sites, resorts and liveaboards you recommend. Share the time of year of your trip together with what you saw, the visibility, currents and dive operator, as this will help others who read this page.

There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe!

Liveaboards With Underwater Scooters (Underwater Sea Scooter Fun)

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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