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Diving with DPV

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Diving with DPV

Post Number:#1  Postby Scorpenesub » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:32 pm

Has anyone in MUW dived with a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)? Am thinking of getting one...question is which one.... Have more or less shorlisted several units priced under US$400, lightweight (under 8kg) but with good range (90 minutes) and depth rated between 20m and 30m:

1. Sea-Doo VS Supercharged
2. Tyger-Ray
3. Poseidon DPV Gearless

Distinct advantage of diving with DPV: Less effort, greater range, and longer bottom time...


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/792598/advantages_of_using_a_scooter_dive_propulsion_vehicle/

Care to share your experience?
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#2  Postby John F SeaDemon » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:56 pm

Among the things that you will need to be concerned about when using a DPV is its buoyancy and how is that going to affect you; your changing depths and whether you adhere to the safe rate of ascent; maximum depth rating; flooding; the need to carry one around on dive trips etc.  I would only use a DPV if I am diving a huge wreck: ie the Repulse, so I can scoot from one end to the other with minimum effort and wasting less precious air trying to feed oxygen to my somewhat hypoxic muscles.  Otherwise, usual dive sites are not that big in area, and remember, you have to have a buddy on a dive with you.  So you either tow him/her, or you will have to be alone, which is a no-no.  Other than that, I don't know how much air do you want to save as other divers would be waiting for you and fighting seasickness if the dive boat rocks too much.  Another consideration is its bulkiness added to whatever accessories that you would probably have on you (camera with dome port, strobes etc).  Anything is nice as long as it is practical to have one.  Having one for the sake of having one will not be a good reason: I know of someone (a recreational diver) who actually has a DPV - but in all the years I have known him, I have only seen him use it once.  Weight consideration: if you want to fly with it.  Charging time is another factor as most would only allow you to use for one or two dives on normal speeds each charge session.  You must remember that the run time stated is only true if it runs on empty weight.  A fully-equipped diver should expect to get only 75% of the printed run time.  Where to service is another factor to consider.

SeaDoo VS Supercharged - rated to only 30m.  1.5 hours run time.

Tyger Ray - rated to 38m. 60 minutes run time.

Poseidon DPV Gearless - rated to 25m.  1.5 hours run time.
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#3  Postby Snafu » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:22 am

I would buy Apollo AV-2 .... this is a proper DPV, then again for USD400...dont think so.

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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#4  Postby Scorpenesub » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:31 am

Thanks Syed and SD for your info. Useful insights.... :) Anyone with little used DPV for cheap sale?  :D :D :D
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#5  Postby Nizaha » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:04 am

MatKhir wrote:Thanks Syed and SD for your info. Useful insights.... :) Anyone with little used DPV for cheap sale?  :D :D :D






I have brand new for $280 US for sales. Are you interested??


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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#6  Postby Scorpenesub » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:28 am

Nizaha wrote:I have brand new for $280 US for sales. Are you interested??
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Zaha, can you PM me the make and ratings of the DPV... Picture would  also be good....

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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#7  Postby Scuba Symphony » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:40 pm

We have one used Seadoo VS Supercharged at our shop for sale, good condition. Come by have a look.
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#8  Postby Scorpenesub » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:30 pm

Scuba Symphony wrote:We have one used Seadoo VS Supercharged at our shop for sale, good condition. Come by have a look.


Yes, yes, interested but at the RIGHT price... :D :D :D
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#9  Postby Nizaha » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:50 am

MatKhir wrote:
Nizaha wrote:I have brand new for $280 US for sales. Are you interested??
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Zaha, can you PM me the make and ratings of the DPV... Picture would  also be good....

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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#10  Postby Scorpenesub » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:18 am

Nizaha wrote:
MatKhir wrote:
Nizaha wrote:I have brand new for $280 US for sales. Are you interested??
safe diving
Zaha

Zaha, can you PM me the make and ratings of the DPV... Picture would  also be good....
Thanks.

PM sent


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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#11  Postby Scorpenesub » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:50 pm

OK guys, thanks for all your advice. I have ordered a Sea-Doo VS Supercharged today..... Will also be doing DPV certification within next two weeks.....

Nizaha, if i order your scooter (for wifey), can you PM be the total cost, including shipping.... Unless you wanna help bring it back when you return from US.... Then I belanja you dinner..... :)
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#12  Postby John F SeaDemon » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:32 pm

Nice avatar.  So far you've been putting up interesting avatars.

I think what you meant to write is Xiao Di, or, Xiao Di Di, which means Little Brother in Mandarin.
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#13  Postby Scorpenesub » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:08 pm

John F SeaDemon wrote:Nice avatar.  So far you've been putting up interesting avatars.

I think what you meant to write is Xiao Di, or, Xiao Di Di, which means Little Brother in Mandarin.


Thanks, SD. You are right.... My Ping Yin (Mandarin) not so good.
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#14  Postby John F SeaDemon » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:13 pm

Xiao Di wrote:
John F SeaDemon wrote:Nice avatar.  So far you've been putting up interesting avatars.

I think what you meant to write is Xiao Di, or, Xiao Di Di, which means Little Brother in Mandarin.


Thanks, SD. You are right.... My Ping Yin (Mandarin) not so good.


Coincidentally, it is also what we Mandarin refer to as "penis"
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#15  Postby Scuba Dynamics » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:29 pm

:laughing11: :laughing11: I love this! A full blown Malaysian Malay teaching a full blown Malaysian Chinese about the Chinese language :D :D
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#16  Postby Scorpenesub » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:09 pm

John F SeaDemon wrote:
Xiao Di wrote:
John F SeaDemon wrote:Nice avatar.  So far you've been putting up interesting avatars.

I think what you meant to write is Xiao Di, or, Xiao Di Di, which means Little Brother in Mandarin.


Thanks, SD. You are right.... My Ping Yin (Mandarin) not so good.


Coincidentally, it is also what we Mandarin refer to as "penis"


:D :D :D :D Never crossed my mind until now.... Ok this avatar wont last another day.... changing tomorrow....  :D :D :D
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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#17  Postby mart1njo3 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:57 am

you guys are f u n n y . . . . .

:D  :D  :D

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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#18  Postby John F SeaDemon » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:44 pm

:D :D :D :D :D Xiao ha ha! (laugh)

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Re: Diving with DPV

Post Number:#19  Postby HoleMaster » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:33 pm

Scuba Dynamics wrote: :laughing11: :laughing11: I love this! A full blown Malaysian Malay teaching a full blown Malaysian Chinese about the Chinese language :D :D


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