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Practical Water Electric Submersible for Underwater Activities

Discussion in 'Dive Propulsion Vehicles' started by Popgun Pete, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Popgun Pete

    Popgun Pete Nassau Grouper

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    The title is what the seller calls it on the GearBest website. As I had looked over their dive gear offerings earlier this was offered up as “you may be interested in this”. As it happens I am not, but thought that I would pass it on here as the price seems low, which may be a match for everything else for that matter.

    https://www.gearbest.com/diving/pp_...ign=GB_GB_GB_daily_1002_190709_1562683271_t22

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  2. Popgun Pete

    Popgun Pete Nassau Grouper

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    Hmm, cleared my cookies, but for some reason I get a frozen page, try again, log out and come back and there are now two! And now there are three! WTF!
     
  3. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    All good, I deleted the extras. Sometimes happens with a over-zealous click or an odd page refresh.
     
  4. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

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    Unfortunately a piece of junk. You will have more fun donating the 262,98 to a homeless panhandler downtown, instead of buying something that will soon be in a landfill.

    Michael
     
  5. Popgun Pete

    Popgun Pete Nassau Grouper

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    Any supportive evidence? I don’t necessarily disagree as often the Chinese are pumping out clones, and even clones of each other's clones, but someone who may be contemplating a DPV may want a bit more to go on. Leaks, flimsy construction or inadequate performance and range would be of interest as to why it merits being referred to as junk.
     
  6. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

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    Buddy bought one and I happily swam alongside him as he was using it. At 30M it flooded. 1 use and slower than a diver swimming normally while wearing doubles without stages.
    That's why I say that the company should dump it in landfills, instead of you paying for the honor of doing it for them.
    This is the modern equivilant of being accosted on the street of a tourist town and having someone try to sell you a "50g gold bracelet marked 585" for only $300.

    Michael
     
  7. Popgun Pete

    Popgun Pete Nassau Grouper

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    My only experience of a DPV was a “Tekna” in red with a light in the front which seemed pretty cool when it was released and bar some orange long torpedo gadgets from “Farallon” was all that was around. A few years later there was a rejig of the Tekna from Apollo with a different handgrip position that became available, but these were pretty expensive and heavy units. There may also have been a Dacor in black of a similar ilk built around the same core. All this is from distant memory as I have not checked that scene in years.
     
  8. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

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    All of them were used, after having the motors rewound, in Gavin scooters and the many Gavin/Silent Submersion clones. Back in the lead acid/LiFePO4 era they were THE scooter used for almost all cave exploration in caves big enough to allow the use of scooters (WAKULLA). Still have 3 Gavin clones with code 80 tubes, rewound motors and 51Ah LiFePO4 batteries - heavy, but work much better than stock Gavins at depths where Gavins break.

    Michael
     
  9. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    Those are the Seadoo scooters, really designed for reef bimbling by OW divers. I have played with one and it's quite fun, but it is what it is, a rec diving toy. It will never compare to a proper tech DPV. Its also 250 USD vs 2500 USD so there's that....
     
  10. Popgun Pete

    Popgun Pete Nassau Grouper

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    Remember reading about the Rebikoff "Pegasus" when I first started diving, it was not exactly portable equipment. "Skin Diver" did a review of his work and there was a photo of a young woman riding/flying through the water on one of these exotic machines. Found this photo some years ago as there used to be a Rebikoff website acting as an archive.

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