Underwater drone BlueROV2

About the product

BlueROV2, the first afford­able under­wa­ter drone that can be pur­chased now, was intro­duced by the well-known Amer­i­can com­pa­ny Blue Robot­ics. The under­wa­ter drone has received com­pact dimen­sions and is able to descend to a depth of 300 meters (depend­ing on the length of the cable). It is equipped with 6 pow­er­ful pro­pellers thanks to which maneu­ver­ing is car­ried out. Drone con­trol can be real­ized with lap­top/tablet via mobile QGround­Con­trol appli­ca­tions.

BlueROV2 control panel

The drone is able to swim along a pre­de­ter­mined route in autopi­lot mode. The bun­dle includes two options for video cam­eras — SD (700TVL) / HD (1920 × 1080p).

BlueROV2 camera photo

Drone versions

The man­u­fac­tur­er offers two options for the elec­tron­ic stuff­ing of the drone:

  1. Stan­dard ROV Elec­tron­ics Pack­age for $115.00
  2. Advanced ROV Elec­tron­ics Pack­age for $260.00

The buy­er will also need to choose the pres­ence or absence of an autopi­lot mode (3DR Pix­Hawk), one of the options for ana­log col­or tele­vi­sion sys­tems (PAL / NTSC), cable length (from 1, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300 meters) and the num­ber of light­ing sources Lumen Sub­sea Light (2 or 4 lamps). More infor­ma­tion about the con­fig­u­ra­tion options can be found on the offi­cial web­site of the man­u­fac­tur­er.

BlueROV2 control cable

The first-per­son image is trans­mit­ted from the drone to the screen of the mobile device with a delay of up to 200ms.

Drone sensors

  • 3 axis gyro­scope
  • 3‑axis accelerom­e­ter
  • 3 axis mag­ne­tome­ter
  • Barom­e­ter
  • Pres­sure sen­sor (30 bar) / depth and tem­per­a­ture sen­sor (exter­nal)
  • Cur­rent and volt­age sen­sor


The BlueROV2 is pow­ered by a four cell (4S) 10000mAh 14.8V 10C lithi­um poly­mer bat­tery. The oper­at­ing time of the drone on one bat­tery is about one hour. But the devel­op­ers assure that in the near future the oper­at­ing time of the under­wa­ter drone will be increased by installing more pow­er­ful bat­ter­ies, or by intro­duc­ing a pow­er cable into the cable itself.

Underwater drone BlueROV2

BlueROV2 drone weight:

Drone weight in the air (with bal­last) 10 — 11kg.
Drone weight in the air (with­out bal­last) 9 — 10kg.

BlueROV2 photo


The BlueROV2 under­wa­ter drone is being imple­ment­ed through the devel­op­er’s offi­cial resources. The price depends on the set of options and varies from $2784 to $4563.


Pho­to of the BlueROV2 drone.

BlueROV2 front view

BlueROV2 bottom view

BlueROV2 side view

BlueROV2 rear view

Under­wa­ter drone in action.

BlueROV2 drone in the water with fish
BlueROV2 front photo

BlueROV2 photo from above

BlueROV2 water photo

BlueROV2 drone in water photo

BlueROV2 photo in the water from a drone

BlueROV2 survey


Video with BlueROV2 drone.



By Yara