Bonex Aquaprop L - Honest Review & Test 2024

By Julius
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Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough Bonex Aquaprop L test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.

Review Summary

Social Diving Editor's Choice

A great beginner-friendly scuba diving scooter that is powerful enough even for drysuit diving.

Our Rating

4.7 / 5.0

What We Like

  • German engineering
  • Great depth rating
  • Very compact
  • Good value for the price (for scuba DPVs)
  • Long run time
  • Lightweight
  • Good maneuverability
  • Single hand control
  • Can be used with drysuit & double tanks!
  • Fast (280ft/min / 50m/min)

Reasons to Avoid

  • Slow recharge time (6 hours)
  • Serious tech divers might want even more thrust
  • Overkill for weak swimmers

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First Impression

In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.

The Bonex Aquaprop L is a true scuba diving scooter and is our top choice for divers. Its run time is at least twice as long as the non-diving DPVs and the thrust is enormous. Its lightweight design leads to a top speed of around 50m/min | 280 ft/min that we measured in our tests. It is also much more maneuverable than some of the other high-end scuba scooters we have tried in the past.

The Aquaprop L is meant for divers and will be overkill for weak swimmers. While we think the price is absolutely justified, it will probably be too high for casual snorkelers. On the other hand, serious technical divers might want more thrust if they use multiple stages on every dive.

The Aquaprop L is the best underwater scooter for recreational diving and a true powerhouse. It is popular among the scuba diving community for good reason and we can recommend it wholeheartedly!

If you have any other questions or need advice, leave us a comment below and get the conversation started.

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Hey! I'm Julius, professional scuba instructor, diver, outdoor lover, entrepreneur and CEO and founder of Social Diving. I write about scuba diving (including tech, cave, sidemount, and freediving), travel, and love what I do. If you have any questions, send me a message. :-)

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