The Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) is also known as an underwater scooter. The DPV is a piece of diving equipment used by SCUBA divers to increase range underwater.
A DPV usually consists of a battery-powered electric motor, which drives a propeller. The DPV is useful for long journeys at constant depth where navigation is easy. Its applications may include cave diving and technical diving where the vehicles help move bulky equipment plus make better use of the limited underwater time imposed by the decompression requirements of deep diving.
Go deeper and faster, with amazing fingertip speed control with the Apollo AV2 Underwater Scooter!
- Shock-resistant ABS resin body and DC Brushless motor.
- Three speed variable pitch propeller with progressive acceleration system.
- Allows precise changes to speed while in motion with reduction planet gears.
- Thermal switch protection automatically switches off if overheating occurs with a LED battery life indicator on bulkhead.
- Dimensions: 720mm x 340mm, with a max. weight of 20kg (not submerged).
- Depth rated to 90m, with a speed of 4km/h, continuous cruise duration of 1h, and average cruising range of 3600m – 4000m.
- Includes hands free saddle and multi-rider wings.
- Includes 22Ah / 24V Ni-MH battery and charger.
Rotational speed adjustment function allows for precise changes to your speed while in motion. This easily activated speed adjustment results in smooth effortless riding and allows for easy synchronization of speed between divers in a variety of geographical areas and varied current conditions. When the main switch is turned on, the LED battery life indicators lights up, and then by pulling the speed control lever up you are able to adjust the speed to 8 different levels. As a guide, MIN to level 3 is slow or for deceleration and level 4 to MAX is for diving.
By using the Wings it’s now possible to pull 2 more divers with the av-2 scooter. The diver’s different physiques when holding onto the wings have virtually no effect on the scooters performance. The speed and distance with 3 men diving are almost the same as using the scooter solo without a saddle.
Travel at top speed. Coast by your dive buddies twisting and turning like a dolphin. Literally dive circles around them. The hands free riding saddle helps you move like you were born to dive. steering is achieved through body positioning. A built-in arm extends trigger switch access forward for a more convenient placement. Both hands are free to extend like an airplane or maybe just to hold cameras, lights, and other accessories essential to your dive. More than just a fun ride. There are many practical reasons for saddle use. Use of an underwater vehicle in general can reduce your air consumption by up to 50%. The saddle places you and the vehicle in a more streamlined position.
Being dragged long distances creates excessive muscular fatigue in the arms. Furthermore, riding behind a scooter creates resistance and reduces the efficiency of the propeller blades. Riding horizontally in front of the scooter streamlines the body and scooter, reducing drag and dramatically improving both speed and distance traveled on a single battery charge. In addition, both hands are free for carrying lights, cameras or other underwater equipment.