Scooters (DPV's)

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Dive Gear Express is an authorized dealer for the entire line of Submerge Scooters. Their Magnus and Minnus lines of Diver Propulsion Vehicles (aka DPV, aka 'scooter') with LiPo NMC batteries, brushless DC motors, and electronic speed controls represents the latest generation of technology. Their Viper series with brush contact motors and UV series with inexpensive lead acid batteries are also available at budget friendly prices.

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Submerge Scooter Comparison Chart

Specifications   UV-18 UV-26   VIPER 20 VIPER 30   MINNUS-T MINNUS-1.5   MAGNUS
Battery chemistry Lead Acid Lead Acid LiFe LiMgNiCo NiMH LiMgNiCo LiMgNiCo
Battery size: watt/hours (nominal) 300 550 513 777 312 777 888
Top speed, ft/min 195 195 225 225 200 240 250
Thrust, pounds 45 45 55 55 45 55 64
Weight, pounds 70 93 49.5 49.5 33 39 49.5
Runtimes 45-90 min 1.5 to 3 hours 1 to 3 hours 2 to 4 hours 0.75 to 1.5 hours 1.5 to 3 hours 1 to 4 hours
Range at Top Speed 1.5 miles 3 miles 3 miles 4 miles 1.5 miles 3 miles 2.5 miles
Range at Ideal Cruse Speed 2.5 miles 5 miles 4 miles 6 miles 2.5 miles 5 miles 8 miles
Length 28" 35" 29.5" 29.5" 22" 25" 29.5"
Hull diameter 10.75" 10.75" 8.6" 8.6" 8.6" 8.6" 8.6"
Electronic Speed Control Optional Optional YES YES YES YES YES
Price - Complete DPV $3750 $3850 $4250 $5000 $4500 $5750 $6500
Price - Replacement battery $200 $300 $1000 $1750 $950 $1750 $1950
Disclaimer The performance specifications in the tables and charts above are for the purposes of comparing the various Submerge models. Actual performance the individual diver will obtain are highly dependent on the equipment configuration and skill of the diver, cycle life and age of the battery, and a variety of other subtle factors. In other words, these are our best estimates as of Summer 2014 and "Your Mileage May Vary."