To be strictly honest the spinosaur is one of the best mounts in game if you are even wble to obtain one be sure to make it a high level one they are very squishy at first so go around killing small dinos before attacking big prey
When in water, the spino can move without using stamina, this means that in a fight, if you run into a deep water source, you don't need to worry about stamina if you need to retreat. Has an oxygen bar so you can't dive forever sadly, very fast in water though.
TLC patch coming in March 2018 to add the ability to swap between 2 legged mode (faster attacks and ability to attack with claws) and 4 legged mode (Faster movement), as well as increased turning radius, movement speed, damage, and health regen while in water and for a short time after leaving it. Like so people can see!