Can ride but only underwater. In order to ride, hold whatever your ride button is and click the option that says ride. Level up in oxygen, health, and movement speed if using this for underwater dives. Really fast underwater, and can outspeed megalodons.
Level oxygen, movement speed and health, tame a higher level so you don't have to pump most of your levels into health, at first it may look like you can't ride it because it doesn't have the option or of the water, but once you get in the water, you can suck oxygen out of it so if your playing on primitive plus or don't have scuba yet it's very good
Awesome for someone who hasn't pumped oxygen and wants to hit deep sea loot crates and get pearls. Tamed a 145 with prime and pumped speed and stam. Was my favorite underwater tame hands down. You still want to bring flippers though.
Faster swimmer than my 140.5% Movement Speed character with flippers, with base speed it can outswim pretty much any wild ocean creature.
Can be used to lure Mantas into taming pens at pretty early levels, and is much more maneuverable than any other amphibious mount. When ridden, can also side-strafe and VERY slowly swimm backwards if you so wish.
They can only mate in the water. The egg looks like a ball of jelly and floats on the water surface. You can't pick it up! It doesn't spoil either.
This dino is excellent for getting the deep sea loot crates. Be aware that your own stamina runs down very slowly when you're riding.
When breeding make sure they are in water and for imprint, the ones I raised was always a walk. It only shows it wants care. It doesn’t show what it wants, so I whistled follow and it got a 25% imprint as soon as I did. Each time I just took it for a walk.
A more non-conventional (but still affective) use of this animal would be scouting missions, their low profile makes them nearly invisible on a beach at night, and they are speedy enough in the water to make a fast escape. Note they can only be rode in the water
Some people may not understand how much oxygen this thing actually has. Even a low lvl can stay underwater for what seems like an eternity, more than youll ever need for farming pearls in the river and gathering oil
If you use lazurus chowder it will slow how fast you take oxygen. 1000 oxygen will last about 10 min while chowder is in use. Very fast and small, and if you pack chowder a very good Diplo can last hours before needing to surface.