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Scooter help
tazzer9797 - 11/04/2007 8:21 PM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 7

I have a quick question about underwater scooters. I know basically nothing about them but I was looking to learn and maybe purchase one. My question is simple.. as a scooter diver wannabe is there any good web sites that one can go to , or any good sources of information on the does and donts of scooter basics (not a specific manufacture). Just the basics of scooter, how they work and there use as a tool for diving...any help would be most helpful....MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE...TAZZ
jed130 - 11/04/2007 8:46 PM
to start of how much money do you want to spend , 500.00 - 4500.00 US dollars, what type of diveing open water, wreck,cave diving ? answer a few of those question and you can narrow it down.
tazzer9797 - 11/04/2007 9:49 PM
No firm idea yet.... i guess between 500 and 1000. It will be for diving the great lake wrecks mostley. Again I am new to it... not surewitch direction to go... Any help would be great
jed130 - 11/05/2007 11:44 AM
you can pick up a used mako for a $1000 on ebay or any technical web site , someone is always selling one to upgrade, mako are rated to 180 feet or so, 60+or- burn time, not to heavy, easy to maintain, and parts are everywhere, if you want to get into wreck or cave it will start you down the road, not to hard to tote on a boat if need be. you could go cheaperand smaller but i don`t think you be happy later on. Best of luck
DalelynnSims - 11/05/2007 3:08 PM
We rent these and I see many where I work. The Sea Doos are ok for the price however I believe that the better one for the money is the Apollo. As previously indicated there are indeed others and in many different price ranges. Match up your dive expectations with what is available and I am sure you can find one that fits your diving needs. That said the Apollo is hard to beat. Hope this helps.

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VaDiver95 - 11/05/2007 4:51 PM
Before I purchased my scooter I had to evaluate where I was going to be diving in the next couple years. I want to get into the caves, but most of my diving is off shore wreck diving. I didn`t want to compromise so I picked up a scooter that I would be able to switch out tubes--the short boddy for wrecks and a longer one for caves. If you get a scooter first determine what it will be used for and where you want to be diving in the next couple years. Also, do you wnat to travel with it? Mine is heavy and not too airline friendly. If you decide on a quality scooter that can grow withy you you`ll be looking at spending around $3500.
jed130 - 11/06/2007 8:38 AM
Author Message floridabob Member Joined: 06 Feb 2007 Posts: 4 Location: Nokomis, Fl Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:26 pm Post subject: Tekna DV 100 1150 RPM & new Batteries -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a recently rebuilt DV 100 with new batteries and all the normal wear items serviced by Steve Gamble. It turns about 1150RPM and is an original Tekna motor so you move well at that speed and get great burn time (1hr plus depending on pitch/etc). It has a relatively new Interactor charger and aluminum blades. $1100OBO. Bob 941 961 7512 Back to top FYI this is on the cave divers forum