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29 Sep 2010

Have You Tried To Scuba Dive with a Scooter?

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Diver using a DPV for underwater propulsion

One of the big benefits of scuba diving around on a scooter is you’re not doing any of the work, so your air can last twice as long! Scooters (also known as DPV’s) are best used for covering large areas of ocean. They are excellent for underwater inspection, search and recovery operations, and exploration. Scooters give you the ability to navigate around the perimeter of large objects (like reefs or shipwreks) dive sites from shore that were previously unreachable, or visit multiple sites during the same dive. On average, their top speed ranges from two to three miles per hour, although ultimate speed depends on the scuba diver’s size and shape. Scooters are quite easily controlled, and can be turned left and right, up and down, and even a complete U turn without trouble.

Because you are doing less kicking and swimming, you’ll want to throttle your speed so the scooter doesn’t deplete the battery power before you deplete your air supply.

Sea Scooter Specs

  • Up to 3.3mph for 120 minutes
  • Outfitted with new pressure-valve technology that allows smart depressurization of the
    unit after ascending to the surface
  • Engineered to withstand the toughest environment
  • Variable 3 speed controls
  • Ergonomically designed
  • Dual trigger operation
  • Safety lock
  • Battery voltage indicator
  • High temperature protection
  • Auto shut off
  • Ballast weights included
  • The world’s lightest propeller – fully caged
  • Waterproof circuitry increases protection against accidental flooding
  • SPEED: 3.3 mph
  • RUN TIME: 120 minutes
  • DEPTH RATING: 160 feet
  • WEIGHT: 16-32 lbs
  • BATTERY: 12 volt rechargeable battery and charger included

If you would like to scooter dive on Maui, click here for more information.

http://www.scubamike.net/maui_scuba_scooter_dives.html

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