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manuver in the ocean

How well does the rov function in the ocean when conditions are not ideal. specifically when there is a surface wind or currents. Do these types of conditions hamper the rov's ablity to manuver and if so to what extent. i dive in south florida and would like to have an rov to do some scouting before a dive. When diving there is always present surface winds which to me seems like it would pull the rov's floating antenna causing it to fight the wind

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The ROV typically doesn't have any issues unless caught in a current. It isn't exactly a yes or no answer, it really depends on the severity of the water conditions, and how well trained the ROV pilot is. You experience water visibility in real-time when deploying an ROV, so other than its bright lighting it doesn't see through the water much differently than if you were diving.

As for the antenna, I think you are referring to Trident, which is a different ROV than what you are looking at here.

Hope that answers your question.

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