Average Customer Review: based on 1 reviews.Rating: Explorer. X sea scooter
how much thrust does it have
Hello Bryan, Thank you for your inquiry! The thrust (or speed), of the Sea-Doo Seascooter Explorer X Underwater Scooter (DPV) is 3.3 mph. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-94/131709/Sea-Doo-Seascooter-Explorer-X-Underwater-Scooter-DPV.html If you have other questions, need help or would like to place an order, please contact SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: email@example.com
I would like to know about why the intermittent operation occurs. I have used the Explorer a few times and have foound it to be excellent in both speed and burn time. Max depth of 160 is certainly serviceable. Is the run/stop running problem corrected in the Explorer X? What is actually the problem? Is it internal electronics or the motor itself? I want to purchase the Explorer X, but I am concerned about the above mentioned problem. Thank you for your response. Picot Cassada
We are planning on going back to Cayman Brac next Jan. Can this unit be a checked item on a airline flight? And also are they legal in Brac?
Hello Mike, you would need to check with the airline you are flying to see if you can carry this on the plane with you. As for checking this unit I do not see why you would not be able to check this I know other people that have checked this unit when flying.
I don’t know how many times in the past 30 years I’ve said “Enough! I’ve got all the dive gear I need.” Only to discover something else I just had to have. That’s exactly what happened with the Seascooter Explorer DPV. I’d always thought of these things as expensive toys that were finicky at best on the good days and something that was just money wasted when a diver couldn’t think of anything else to spend money on.
If you really wanted or needed a DPV that you could depend upon it always seemed they were several thousand dollars and really not meant for the average diver to mess around with. Most of us were just meant to watch James Bond use them in the movies or something. My thoughts were changed when I was sent to Hawaii to do equipment repair certification courses for the manufacturer I was working for at the time. One of the dive shops attending my classes offered me the use of their Sea-Doo Seascooters for an afternoon and I thought what the heck? Why not? I was pleasantly surprised to learn they weren’t as large and heavy as I’d expected. They assembled quite easily and securely enough that there was very little worry or chance of flooding the units.
In the water they were slightly negatively buoyant. Not boat anchors by any means, but if you left them on the bottom they didn’t bounce around and float away on you. This is adjustable to the user’s liking or needs by adding or removing weight in the compartment designed for it inside the nose cone of the unit. The grips and trigger are positioned to be comfortable and very convenient to operate and the propeller is enclosed I a cage almost eliminating any worry about getting anything tangled in the prop. It has a 3 speed switch with dual trigger operation allowing for slow cruises over the reef, to hurrying over to see that critter that disappeared behind that coral head not too far off. The top speed of 3.3 miles per hour doesn’t seem like much until you are in the water and turn it on full blast. It was pleasantly surprising.
Over the past couple years it’s been a useful tool to make for enjoyable dives on more than one occasion. The 90 minute run time lets me reach some of the reef systems not normally accessible without a boat or an incredibly long surface swim here in California. Something I think is probably the #1 thing I dislike the most in all of scuba. It helps get me past the areas most shore divers can reach and where I can see marine life that hasn’t been frightened away by excessive human contact. But the best part of all is the price. It costs less than a high end dive computer! In the end, money well spent towards making for enjoyable fun dives! Now I think I have all the dive gear I need!