The Brains Behind Your Underwater Drone

Unlock the full potential of your professional underwater drone with SubNav OS- the operating system that sets the gold standard for user-friendly functionality and seamless integration.

At the heart of our underwater drones, SubNav OS is more than just software; it’s the key to an unparalleled experience beneath the waves.

Easy to Use with Unmatched Maneuverability

Seamless underwater operations start with the SRV-8 – your mission is all that matters.

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

Learn to fly the SRV-8 in under 10 minutes

Industry-Leading Battery Power.

Up to

8 hrs

of battery life to power
your mission


batteries allow you to continue your
mission without interruptions

Our Professional Xbox Controller puts you in Control.

Experience the ultimate control with our underwater drone’s professional Xbox-style controller.

Take charge of your underwater journey by effortlessly managing speed, depth, heading, pitch, and yaw at the touch of a button. Our intuitive controller design eliminates confusion, providing a user friendly experience that allows you to become a skilled pilot in just 10 minutes.

Two Ways to Fly.

Choose the Station That’s Right for You.


With our state-of-the-art digital interface module, you can effortlessly transfer and interpret data collected through the tether, presenting it in a readable format on your ruggedized laptop.

Say goodbye to concerns about glare, thanks to a sunlight-readable screen. The user-friendly Xbox controller makes operation a breeze.


Your ultimate companion for missions on the move. Simply strap into the comfortable harness and engage with your cutting-edge tablet featuring a sunlight-readable screen.

Experience unparalleled freedom as you effortlessly control your drone using the user-friendly Xbox controller, eliminating the need to remain stationary.

3 minutes – that’s all you need.

When every second counts, skip the setup hassel. Simply connect the drone to your station, drop it in the water, and you’re ready to deploy

Maximize your Mission with
Custom Add-ons & Accessories

Navigation & Surveillance

Blueprint Oculus Multibeam Sonar
│ M750d │M1200d │M3000d │

Blueprint Seatrac USBL Positioning

Water Linked
│DVL A50 │ DVL A125│

Cutting Edge Tools

CP Probe
(Cathodic Protection)

UT Probe
(Ultrasonic Thickness)

Reach Robotics
│Alpha Arm│

Extending Human Reach

2-Jaw Grabber

3-Jaw Grabber

Sediment Sampler

Heavy Duty Cutter

Specification SRV-8 SRV-8X OPTIMUS
Length 50cm (19.5 in) 64 cm (25 in)
Width 43cm (17 in) 51 cm (20 in)
Height 33cm (13 in) 43 cm (17 in)
Weight 18.6 kg (41 lb) 25 kg (55 lb)
Depth Rating 305 m 500 m
Number of Thrusters 8 Brushless Thrusters 8 Brushless Thrusters
Number of Lights 2 (1500 lumens each) 4 (1500 lumens each)
Resolution 1080p (4k optional) 1080p (4k optional)
Hot-Swappable Batteries yes yes
Battery Life up to 8 hours up to 6 hours
Recharge Time 2-3 hours 2-3 hours
Included Software SubNav OS (closed source) SubNav OS (closed source)
Copper Tether (standard) yes yes
      Diameter 4.5 mm 4.5 mm
      Length 305 m (1,000 ft) 500 m (1,640 ft)
Fiberoptic Tether (optional) yes yes
      Diameter 4.3 mm 4.3 mm
      Length up to 3 km up to 3 km

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.