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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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)

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