Waydoo Subnado Underwater Scooter - Honest Review & Test 2024

By Julius
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Waydoo Subnado Underwater Scooter Review - Table of Contents
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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 Waydoo Subnado Underwater Scooter 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

Fun and power at the size of a wine bottle!

Our Rating

4.3 / 5.0

What We Like

  • Very light
  • Surprisingly powerful
  • Great for snorkelers and freedivers
  • 3 Speed settings
  • Works for mono-tank scuba diving
  • Super small
  • Perfect for travel
  • Can be worn on one arm
  • Can be equipped with multiple extras

Reasons to Avoid

  • Okay run time
  • A bit weak with heavy gear
  • No propeller safety cover
  • No charger included
  • Limited daisy chaining
  • Batteries cannot be changed

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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 Waydoo Subnado is the most compact underwater scooter that still delivers speed at 3 settings without breaking the bank. While it’s aimed at snorkelers and freedivers, it works for mono-tank scuba diving! 1 hour of runtime is a bit limited but considering the size we are happy. It’s our travel pick for 2024 and will fit into your pocket. We like to joke that it fits into a wine bottle at the beach! 😄

We don’t like that the safety cover for the motor is a bit useless and that no extra charger is included! Daisy chaining is limited and you have to control both of them separately, still. If you skin dive, we think the one-arm mounting is amazing, however! Also interesting: The product was financed with a Kickstarter campaign so there is a lot of interest in the development of the product!

The Waydoo Subnado is one of the most innovative underwater scooters in recent years and at the current price, it’s a steal!

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Waydoo Subnado Underwater Scooter
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About the author

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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