Ever gone diving or snorkeling with a traditional dive scooter, but found its weight made it hard to handle when out of the water?
Well, the folks at Austrian company SCUBAJET recently introduced a slimmer version of their water jet propulsion system, which will be available in May.
With its 43cm/16-inch length the new SCUBAJET is 15cm/6 inches shorter than its predecessor. It has a diameter of 8cm/3 inches and weighs only 3 kilograms/6.5 lbs, while working with the same high-performance, electric-drive mechanism.
The SCUBAJET comes standard with a 200 wh lithium-ion-battery, with an optional 400 wh battery available to double your range, and generates 20kg/44lbs of thrust.
Using a hand-controlled dive adapter, the new function ring allows easier speed adjustment underwater and can be easily switched between dive modes and remote control.
SCUBAJET CEO Armin Kundigraber says:
“Since the product has been launched, it became clear, that the interest within the diving community is very high. Professional divers, who have been sceptical in the beginning, revised their point of view quickly after taking part in live demos. They now agree, there was a need for a product like the SCUBAJET in the diving business and were amazed by the SCUBAJETs high power. Despite its small design size it is comparable to already established dive scooters, which often weigh about 35 kg. This fact showed us, that SCUBAJET offers new opportunities like for example traveling with dive scooters.”
Additionally, a two-piece 200 wh travel battery pack is available. It meets all current safety standards of several airlines and can even be checked in with your luggage during a flight.
“We got so much positive feedback on the introduction of our 320 wh travel battery. Customers stated they wanted to take the standard battery with them on their journeys as well. According to this, we will optimize the standard battery and split it into two 100 wh units, which can easily be taken on planes as well.”
Depending on the accessories you buy, the SCUBAJET retails beginning at 1,190 Euros/US$1,271. For more info, check out the video below or go to the SCUBAJET website at scubajet.com.