This self-powered diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) is patterned after costly commercial models. It can pull you underwater for hours of effortless snorkeling or Scuba diving. You can build it in a couple of weekends from these plans.

It comes as close to the sheer thrill and freedom of flying as you can get, except you are flying through the water instead of air. Point the nose downward, press the trigger switches in the handles and off you go, sweeping down in a graceful dive, rolling, banking like an airplane.

The Scuba Tow is a battery powered underwater scooter that is driven by two electric fishing motors with rechargeable batteries. The props are safely shielded by the broad swept back stern wing gives the slim cigar shaped scooter the aerodynamic look of a jet fighter.

Commercial snorkeling scooters can range from $600.00 to diver propulsion vehicles well over $3500.00. The cost for this scooter will amount far less than that, however the total amount will depend on careful shopping, what materials may be currently on hand and what features the builder chooses to make this a true custom scooter. The beauty of building from plans is that the project can be built in stages depending on the builder’s budget. Build a piece at a time and before you know it you will be ready to dive.


  • Overall Length: 42”
  • Wingspan: 24”
  • Hull Width: 7 ¼”
  • Hull Height: 7 1/4”
  • Weight with Battery(s): 40 lbs.
  • Running Time: Continuous - 60 min., Intermittent - 90 min or more.
  • Speed: 4-5 mph.
  • Control: By body shift and movement of wide stance handles.
  • Buoyancy Control: Forward compartment can be flooded to offer a variety of buoyancy levels.
  • Construction: Marine Plywood or MDO (medium density overlay- this is Not Particle Board) & Fiberglass / Paint.
  • Motors: (2) 15 lb. to 24 lb. Thrust


  • Lightweight, easy to handle in and out of the water.
  • Letting go of either control handle automatically shuts off motors.
  • Great for snorkeling as well as with scuba gear.
  • Slightly positive buoyant, Scuba Tow floats to surface if accidently released.

  • (1) 36” x 57” Full Size Paper Drawing (Not a CD) & Construction Manual
  • Plans will be shipped in 2-3 days after payment is received.

Any type of SCUBA diving activity can be potentially dangerous. Other than Snorkeling Only Certified SCUBA Divers should operate this Scuba Tow and all standard diving procedure should be observed during a dive.

The Designer and Seller disclaim any and all responsibility for any accidents that might occur during the construction and use of this craft.

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