Introducing the SRV-8 Professional Underwater Drone.

Deploy in Less than 3 Minutes

Using a standard Xbox gaming controller, the operator “flies” the SRV-8 with near-instant familiarity.

Extreme Maneuverability
Our unique system is equipped with (8) thrusters that enable self-stabilization and distinct maneuverability, similar to aerial drones.


In-Field Upgradable

Customize the SRV-8 or SRV-8X Optimus with various accessories to meet your specific requirements.

Software That’s Smartware

SubNav OS software integrates your ROV accessories into one seamless operating system, offering a user-friendly experience with easy post-processing.

The SRV-8 Underwater Drone Entering & Exiting a Cage

Eight (8) Dynamic Vectored Thrusters allow for Self Stabilization and Extreme Maneuverability. The Pilot has Complete Control of the Underwater ROV.

  • Learn to Fly in 10 Minutes
  • Standard Xbox Gaming Controller Included
  • Deploy the ROV in Less than 3 Minutes
  • Extreme Maneuverability
  • Self-Stabilization
  • Similar to Aerial Drones
  • No Surface Power Required
  • 4.3mm Diameter Communication Tether (Reduces Drag)
  • Swap Batteries to Extend Mission Time
  • Deploy in Under 3 Minutes
  • Reduce Startup Time with Quick Setup Manual
  • One Person Portable
  • Compact Design for Easy Transport
  • Customize the ROV to your exact specifications
  • Choose from several accessories including sonar, navigation, manipulator arms and mine disposal technology.
  • Use for Deep Sea Missions
  • Mitigate Risk and Reduce Injury and Death
  • Great Addition to Search & Rescue Dive Teams

Choose from 3 Factory Configurations

for the SRV-8 Underwater Drone

All configurations are in-field upgradable with any of our integrated add-on technologies & accessories.

Top-Side Options

Control Console

Control Console for SRV-8. Includes Daylight Readable Screen, XboxController, and Battery Pack

Mobile Pilot Station [MPS]

SRV-8 Pilot Station – Includes Harness, Digital Interface Module, Rugged Tablet with Sunlight Readable Screen, Xbox Controller and Subnav Software.

Digital Surface Station

SRV-8 Digital Surface Station – Includes Digital Interface Module, Rugged Laptop with Sunlight Readable Screen, Xbox Controller, and Subnav Software.

X-Box Controller

The Xbox Controller comes standard with the SRV-8. Easy to Learn, Simple to Pilot.

Flight Stick

Flight Stick Assembly for One handed Control of the SRV-8 Includes the Flight Stick with Base and Software to Integrate with the ROV

SubNav OS

Software That’s Smartware

SubNav OS software integrates your ROV accessories into one seamless operating system, offering a user-friendly experience with easy post-processing.

Transport Made Easy

Deploy the SRV-8 underwater drone from any platform in less than 3 minutes. Use quick connectors to link the ROV to the tether, top-side option, and controller of your choice – all in a matter of minutes.

Make your mission last longer with hot-swappable battery modules (available in Lithium or NiMH, up to 8hrs of battery life), no generator required.

Operate in any Underwater Environment Up to 305m Depth

In addition to getting up to 6+ hours of operation on a single charge (using Lithium batteries), the batteries provide enough power to get the SRV-8 on-station as rapidly as possible. The SRV-8 underwater drone is rated to depths as low as 305 meters (1,000 ft).

Tether Reel = 300 lb. + Pull Strength

The tether reel supports lengths up to 300m (985ft) and the small diameter (4.5mm) of the tether itself reduces the effect of drag, weight and current on the ROV, making maneuvers and station-keeping easier.

With the uniquely designed strain relief connection and a pull strength rated over 300lbs, the tether can be used for launch and recovery of the SRV-8 from high platforms, or used to aid in the recovery of large heavy objects from the sea floor.

Dual Mode Camera (HD/Analog) + LED Lights

The SRV-8 is your “window in the water”. Two 1,500 lumen LED lights penetrate the depths with about a third of the brightness of full sunlight, illuminating 135° in front of the ROV, enabling the operator to find their target faster.

Additional lights can easily be added to the frame.

The onboard camera delivers dual feeds – a clear, real-time analog feed for the operator, and a high resolution digital signal suitable for viewing on-site or recording for later analysis.

Have a Question? Contact us.

With a quick and easy set-up, near-instant operating familiarity and impeccable underwater visibility, the Oceanbotics™ SRV-8 ROV is the most reliable and affordable remote operating vehicle (ROV) on the market. The topside control console with standard Xbox controller provides intuitive operation for any marine professional.