A SEABOB is compared to other ater toys relativly low powered.
The max Speed is approx. 22 km/h. light persons / Kids can get in gliding mode and exeed this speed considerably!
Due to the limited power and relatively low speed the danger of getting seriously hurt is much lower than on a Jet Ski with 300 HP!
However, it must be understood that water Sport in General involves the risk of drownding! Hiting something under water is the biggest risk.
In our experience if a SEABOB is used in a traffic free area there is nothing to hit under water except another SEABOB.
In the Manual there are Basic safety ruels that should be followed.
Minimum age for a Driver is also stated in the Manual. In our experience a Driver must be as tal as a SEABOB to be able to control it.
Otherwise it depends more on the character and water Sport experience of the Person than age.
A SEABOB has an integrated depth sensor. It will stop engne after 2.5 - 3 m are reached.
A SEABOB floats (approx. 8 KG psoitive buoyancy). If it stops under water it starts to accent on ist own.
To summ it up, a SEABOB is not dangerous if you use it with given care.
Even if "out of control" the possible damage a SEABOB can do is limited by it's low power and rubber nose.