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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.
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|
|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|
|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."|