SeaBob a unique recreational vehicle

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seabob.jpgWatching dolphins in motion can be a very uplifting experience as they move ever so gracefully through the water. If you love diving and want to traverse the vast underwater world just like how dolphins do, perhaps the SeaBob device is your cup of tea. The spawn between a jet-ski and a bodyboard, the SeaBob enables you to leap through waves or turn downward and head for the ocean floor (or up till where your body can take it) with enough speed, grace, and agility to make you perform at Seaworld performances.

The SeaBob has definitely created a niche in the recreational vehicle market by being one of its kind at the moment. Its entire body is made from hydrodynamic plastic, and your thumb controls the accelerator sensor. An electric impeller jet motor tugs you forward gently at first, but when you open full throttle, it is capable of pulling you through at speeds of up to 15km/h. While this idea sound great in theory, I do have my apprehensions since it might be too fast for some, and should you go down too deep and lose control of the SeaBob, what’s going to happen to you?

You steer the SeaBob by shifting your bodyweight around while your legs act like the tail of a fast fish. Designed in Germany, the SeaBob comes with an LCD cockpit display that shows various information such as engine power, remaining operating time (essential since you would like to get back to the surface with the SeaBob, don’t you?) charge state, water temperature, and a depth gauge. The SeaBob can be adjusted to go up to 40 metres, but the standard setting shuts off the engine if you go deeper than 2.5 metres. Just make sure you know where you’re headed, as colliding with a rock or a jet ski ain’t gonna be a pretty sight.

Source: Gizmag

3 reviews or comments

Neagle Says: May 1, 2007 at 7:44 pm

If you dig into the Popular Mechanics archive there is a D.I.Y. project for a comparable device. Sweet that you can buy this pre-made and not be part of a S.E.A.R.S. team.

Randy Moots Says: October 26, 2007 at 6:13 am

Dear Sir,
How do I purchase a Seabob Cayago Magnum and how much are they each in US dollars? Thank you, Randy

asiahey Says: February 16, 2008 at 12:20 am

I couldn’t find the price anywhere. I did however see one for sale on eBay.com.

The link is: http://cgi.ebay.com/Seabob-Cayago_W0QQitemZ250206278121QQihZ015QQcategoryZ114236QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

It is only on an eBay Store, so it doesn’t take bids. It just has a Buy It Now price of $16,500 USD.

I am in no way affiliated with the seller of the item.

Corey J.

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