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Fans of the Segway scooter now have a way to look just as silly traveling underwater as they do on land thanks to the efforts of an inventive Australian company.

The fine folks at ScubaDoo World in Queensland have developed a sea scooter capable of reaching a stunning 2.5 knots. The Scuba-Doo gives divers the freedom to sit on a machine and drive the great ocean roads instead of being tied down with flippers, snorkels and other excessive diving gear. Weighing just 94 lbs with battery, the Scuba-Doo looks like a scuba-dooper way to dive in comfort and style.

The Scuba-Doo underwater scooter

The Scuba-Doo comes with everything you would want in a submerged Segway. Unlike their flipper-clad breathren, Scuba-Dooers do not have to bother with an uncomfortable mask or mouthpiece. Instead, their head is encased in an air-tight chamber with a wide, see-through viewing area. And the contraption can run up to 1.5 hours on a single charge, which should give divers plenty of time to enjoy the reef.

Is the product a hot item? You bet.

ScubaDoo says distributors from all over the world are looking to get their hands on the new kit. The first scooters are going to be available this week at AUD$17,500 (US$13,246) each. So, for just twice the price of a Segway, gadget freaks can begin finding Nemo. ®

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