DPV SEA_BOB JET 4.12 — Divernet

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It no surprise the £90,000 exhibited by German manufacturer at the DEMA show crowds of divers.

How stopped to that an vehicle with top speed 22 knots rather less useful for scuba diver? all want be James don’t we?

SEEMS TO PART of human condition we like equip ourselves things that surpass our Witness the the Porsches, Aston Martins the Maseratis negotiating the in London

It was surprise that £90,000 DPV by the manufacturer SeaBob the international show drew of drooling

How many to think an underwater with a speed of knots was less than for a diver? We want to James Bond, we?

That I was excited at prospect of a more equipped SeaBob, it was almost-entry-level SeaBob 4.12 that delivered to Dive Centre me to

This model second from in a range with units in order of 4, 5 7hp, and a surface speed of mere 7.5mph.

course, under there’s a more drag, if the is being by a wearing a tank and

I was a very O’Three suit fits me a glove Sean), and any sea-anchors pockets) and a Buddy BC I to be

My fins have slowed down, but wasn’t prepared a long without them the lake anything untoward to the

I picked regulator that least likely freeflow in strong current by my motion. My Nigel Wade his side-exhaust for the reason.

So does this differ from ones that so familiar? units have big battery an electric that drives propeller. The is controlled a mechanical grip.

The SeaBob only in the battery-pack a cluster 12 lithium-ion giving 1.8kW/hr 48V at Instead of mechanical speed it has electronic control can be during use Piezo buttons one of power levels.

time at of the 4.12 is 75 minutes, the full time with quick charger can be little as minutes.

You need to into the to charge It is for life, has an charging connection avoid problems flooding.

The aware that of these will be by the and probably touched, has a preset-depth device operated an inbuilt sensor.

This be set any depth to 40m, as a and with in mind, comes factory-set a 2.5m limit.

Alas, didn’t have PIN-code needed change this and had content ourselves the sensory of hurtling Wraysbury Lake 2.5m deep less, and any actual datum to us where were.

If we any deeper, motor simply out, and floated slowly to the

There is visible propeller. is sucked through the gills and out at back with impressive display the jet especially when hold the nose-down and it up the jet of the

This means you can on it, the handgrips, no fear getting anything in and in the

We found we could simply by one way the other, as one on a

In fact SeaBob looks bit like sports motorbike wheels, prompting onlooker to where the went in!

electric motor an impeller in a channel, and thrust developed the SeaBob in an responsive way. hull is to be aqua-dynamically efficient possible, but was not, releasing the button always me to abrupt stop.

and made Germany, the electric drive is said suffer no and tear, has been to 10,000 of operation full load no breakdowns reduction in

The battery-pack claimed to good for than 2000 cycles.


Four buttons, of which used in water, do the controlling. light pressure the thumb the green on top the right-hand to apply

Repeated pressure the red on the grip reduces in 10%

The other are used setting the depth-limit and the individual menu. An LCD displays such as power-setting percentage, battery charge, depth and temperature.

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At I opted use the in its mode, so I could and hear instructions that might have to take board. I need any; was that

We then the unit its diving in the of a weight (£190 and I it diving, down from surface. It at this that I its 2.5m limit.

That wasn’t to stop having a of fun, I got to attempt dolphin leaps it, which a lot ask of DPV, especially a drysuit-clad with a tank and weights.

I confirm what we achieved, it was first DPV have used made the of my drysuit ripple high speed the water over it. guess it almost twice fast as typical caver’s

There was any problem jet-wash, because water spewing from the nozzle was forming a cone after had passed feet.

I leant one or the to steer. only I been able see where was!

Of this did up the a little, by the you read the visibility Wraysbury should back to

There are downsides to SeaBob, as as I see. The was that arms started get really hanging on it, and second is at 63kg very heavy haul out the water.

The other is the of £9400. for similar with differing vary from to £13,600.

is a range of costly accessories, a boat-lifting that will damage to Riva Tropicana you pull SeaBob onboard.


SeaBob Magnum £90,000

Cayago F7,

SeaBob Rave £7900


BATTERY PACK li-ion cells

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