Sea-Wolf 5: ROV

The Sea-Wolf V ROV was built with power and modularity in mind.  Different jobs call for different equipment, and the Sea-Wolf V was built with this idea in mind. Variable payload capacity makes adding or removing any of the Sea-Wolf’s extensive array of optional peripherals quick and easy.  The ROV’s piloting software, DiveLog, provides manual operation, assisted operation through auto-depth altitude, heading, or speed control, or point-and-click autonomous operation. The Sea-Wolf V also accommodates 2 extra thrusters, providing more power for more accurate control in inclement conditions.


  • Search and Recovery
  • Ship Hull Inspection
  • Infrastructure Inspection
  • Light-Duty Intervention
  • Scientific and Archeology
  • Sediment Sampling





97.7 cm x 73.7 cm x 55.9 cm (39.5” x 29” x 22”)


95 kg (209 lbs)

Power In

220-240 VAC @ 50-60 Hz, 7200 Watts

Forward Thrust

2 thrusters - 30 kg (70 lb)
4 thrusters - 60 kg (140 lb)

Depth Rating

600 m (2000 ft) (deeper options available)

Standard Sensors

Depth, leak, heading, pitch, roll, temperature (external and internal)

Payload Capacity

18 kg (40 lb) (Additional available with added flotation)


SD/HD Cameras, Digital Still Cameras, Laser Scaling System, Recovery Reels, Electric or Hydraulic Manipulators, Launch and Recover Systems, Doppler Navigation System, USBL and LBL Positioning, Shark Marine Total Navigation System (TNS), Multi-Beam Imaging Sonar, Scanning Sonar, Sediment Sampling Systems, Radiation Detectors


Forward Looking Sonar

divelog-proviewer-2Shark Marine’s ROVs can be equipped with various Forward Looking Sonars such as the Blueview P and M series in 450, 900 and 2250 kHz frequencies for ranges up to 300 meters. These sonars allow ROV operators to see in zero visibility as well as take accurate measurements.

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Scanning Sonar

Option - Scanning SonarScanning sonar provides ROV pilots with a 360° view of their surroundings. These Sonars take time to complete a full scan so are best used when stationary. Scanning Sonar can also be used to gather very accurate measurements or profiles of pipelines.

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Video Systems

The Sea Wolf has many video options including; high-resolution, low-light, and extremely low-light video cameras ( click here for details).

There are also many customizable options including extremely high resolution still cameras.

Tether Management / LARS

Option- Tether ManagementShark Marine manufactures various tether management systems for use with their ROVs. These systems can be powered or manually operated, and can be equipped with level wind systems and cable encoders.
Shark Marine has also produced larger launch and recovery systems that can also be based on a standard iso shipping platform.

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Manipulator Arms

Option- ManipulatorShark Marine’s ROVs can be equipped with a wide variety manipulator arms such as:
Single Function Electric (Jaw Only)
Dual Function Electric (Wrist and Jaw)
4 Function Hydraulic
5 Function Hydraulic

Recovery Hook

Option - Recovery HookRecovery Hooks are designed to be attached to an object and released from the rov, allowing the object to be pulled to the surface using a line. The recovery hook can also be used to attach a float or marker to an object.

Scaling Lasers

Option - Scaling LasersScaling Lasers can be attached to Shark Marine’s ROVs at a known, fixed distance to give operators a sense of an objects size when viewing it through the ROVs cameras.

Total Navigation System

Options - Total Navigation SystemShark Marine’s Total Navigation Systems uses GPS, Doppler Navigation systems, and optionally Long Base Line Systems to provide their ROV’s with full Geodetic positioning. This allows Our ROVs to operate in autonomous modes, map their sonar and video coverage and mark target positions accurately.

Pro-Stick Controller

Option - Pro-StickThe Pro-Stick is a higher precision controller for Shark Marines ROVs. The Pro-Stick also has enough buttons / switches to manage the ROVs accessories and autonomous functions.


Shark Marine’s ROVs are designed to operate from a 220/240VAC 50/60Hz. Transformers are available in the event a customer requires operation from a 120 VAC supply.

Metal Thickness Gauge

Shark Marine’s ROVs can be equipped with Metal Thickness Gauges, typically those manufactured by Cygnus. These Gauges can be held in the ROVs manipulator or mounted to the ROVs frame.


Oprion - Nav-RadThe Shark Marine Radiation Detector is a plug and play unit designed to detect Gamma radiation underwater.

Sediment Sampler

Shark Marine has produced several samplers for our ROVs, these include a scoop type sampler built into our standard manipulator arms, and a pneumatic sampling system that pushes sampling tubes into the bottom and retrieves them, this sampler also uses a rotating carousel to carry 3 larger sampling tubes or, 3 sets of 3 combined small sampling tubes.

Recovery Reel

Recovery ReelThe Recovery Reel can be used along with the Recovery Hook Option. The Recovery Reel allows the line to be carried with the ROV until it is deployed reducing the risk of entanglement.