The new Genesis 3.1 is the ultimate all around DPV and is still passenger airline legal WITHOUT you having to hand carry the batteries! At only 34lbs and 24 inches long, it is capable of speeds from 30 to over 300 ft/min and a cruise range of over 8 miles, making it ideal for shore or boat dives, while still providing plenty of range for cave diving. Single hand control of both ON/OFF and the infinitely variable speed makes it the easiest scooter to operate and leaves your second hand free at all times. The external recharge capability means you don’t have to open your scooter between dives to charge it and the magnetic shaft coupling ensures a lifetime of operation with no shaft seal maintenance or failures. The variable speed control is also magnetically coupled, so there are no dynamic seals anywhere on this awesome little scooter. The new electronics in the 3.1 provide LED feedback of battery charge remaining and allow the user to adjust the motor parameters to their liking. The new motor is also more power efficient, for more range, and quieter.
Weight – 34lbs (15.4kg)
Length – 24.5in (61.7cm)
Max Thrust – over 90lbs (41kg) [400N]
Run Time at Max Speed – 50 minutes
Run Time at Min Speed – 16 hours
Approx. Range at Max Thrust – 2.7mi (4.3km)
Approx. Range at 2 knots – 6.4mi (10.3km)
Approx. Range at 150fpm – 8.7mi (14.0km)
Standard Depth Rating – 660ft (200m)
Optional Depth Rating – 1000ft (300m)
Li-ion Battery Capacity – 850Wh
Battery Voltage – 64.8VDC nominal
Charger Input Voltage – 100-240VAC
Recharge Time – 4 hours
We have just got back from a trip to the Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand. The scooter was dived there to 215 metres and performed faultlessly.
I have attached a photo of the scooter with our cave mapper attached, plus buoyancy tubes, lights on either side and GoPro on top (out of frame). Despite the way it looks, this monstrosity actually drove fairly well, after a bit of attention to trim and balance. Hopefully we should have it looking a bit tidier for next time.
We have certainly noted in the past that the old scooters start to make some funny noises when running at depth. We think they might run slower but it’s difficult to be sure. The Genesis definitely didn’t show any of these problems, and the bonus is that it is noticeably quieter at any depth as well. Craig Challen