News Link • Science, Medicine and Technology • 2018-08-01

Trident underwater scooter is set to take you down

Now, the Chinese company is about to crowdfund a little something for those of us who actually want to explore the underwater world up close and in person ā€“ the Trident underwater scooter.

Not to be confused with OpenROV'sĀ Trident underwater drone, the neutrally-buoyant Trident scooter is designed to pull scuba divers or snorkelers along at a maximum depth of 50 m (164 ft). Its dual propellers deliver up to 12 kg (26 lb) of thrust, allowing users to choose between two set speeds ā€“ 3.6 and 7 km/h (2.2 and 4.3 mph) ā€“ via a finger trigger control.