BlackTip: Our Recreational Powerhouse!
Dive Xtras is bringing underwater scooters to the masses with our newest dive scooter release, the BlackTip! Weighing in at just 24lbs, the BlackTip combines the best of Dive Xtra’s powerful scooter performance with a lower cost and more travel-friendly design. From backyard recreation to worldwide exploration, the BlackTip is the perfect scooter for divers of all skill levels. Order yours today!
Dive Scooter Specifications
|Depth Rating||330ft (100 meters)|
|Continuous Max Speed||210ft/min (64m/min)|
|Boost Mode Max Speed||238ft/min (73m/min)|
|Boost Mode Max Runtime||7 minutes|
|Boost Mode Max Thrust||57lbs (253N)|
Scooter Battery Info
Runtime and range will vary, depending on your choice of batteries. See below for specs on different battery options. (Batteries and charger not included with purchase of scooter)
|BlackTip w/ 5Ah Battery||BlackTip w/ 12Ah Battery|
|Runtime at Cruise Speed|
(150 ft/min; 45 m/min)
|50 minutes||123 minutes|
|Range at Cruise Speed|
(150 ft/min; 45 m/min)
|1.4 miles (2.3km)||3.5 miles (5.6km)|
Compatible with 5Ah, 6Ah, 9Ah, 12Ah, 20v (USA only) or 18v batteries that fit the DCB interface.
(Only Shipping to US and Canada)
Does NOT Include batteries or charger
BlackTip Dive Performance Charts
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See New User Guide for More Info!
The BlackTip is powered by a pair of commonly-found power tool batteries installed directly into the body. This makes the scooter easy to charge and even easier to extend the length of your dive by swapping out batteries on the fly. The BlackTip accepts any 20v (USA only) or 18v DCB-format power tool batteries in the following formats: 5Ah, 6Ah, 9Ah, 12Ah. These can be purchased at retailers worldwide or online via Amazon or other seller.
The BlackTip features a built-in LED screen that displays speed, battery level, and also a mismatch error in case of battery depletion or voltage inconsistency.
Activating the BlackTip outside of water will trigger a new feature known as ‘safe start’. The BlackTip will start in a low-power, slow-turning propeller mode if it detects it’s not in water. This helps to prevent unintended damage to your scooter or equipment while not actively diving.
Your Blacktip can be taken on all commercial flights. By utilizing removable and compact power tool batteries, the BlackTip keeps within the TSA’s air travel limits on lithium batteries. This feature, combined with the scooter’s weight of only 24lbs, makes the BlackTip a very travel-friendly and compact option for international divers!
Trigger & Speed
The BlackTip features eight speed modes. To activate the scooter, press the thumb trigger twice. The BlackTip will start in speed 3 (known as ‘cruise speed’) if in water, but will start in ‘safety start’ mode if not in water. Once your BlackTip is running, pressing the thumb switch twice will accelerate the scooter by one gear, and pressing the trigger once will slow the scooter down by one gear.
Your BlackTip scooter can be made neutral with a combination of batteries and weights. However, the BlackTip’s nose will always float slightly positive compared to the tail. This may surprise some experienced scooter users, but isn’t a concern for most recreational divers.
“My son and I received our DPV certifications while in Bonaire in November. We dove with the DiveX Piranha all week and loved it! As we are recreational divers, our instructor recommended that we look at the new BlackTip upon our return home. I am so glad that we did! Experience thus far is that the Blacktip is an excellent DPV. Its performance is very similar to the Piranha, at nearly 1/4 the cost. The use of power tool batteries makes it easy to transport and travel with the DPV. While initially the Blacktip was positively buoyant (especially the nose), we were able to easily add some weight to the nose cone, making it neutrally buoyant. Looking forward to putting more time on the DPV locally this summer! As far as Dive-Xtras’ service, they are fantastic. Ciara and the team worked hard to get the DPV to me before Christmas (it was going to be a gift for my son) and have been great at answering my questions. We have been so happy, that I will be ordering a second Blacktip soon!”Scott Armstrong
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