As with all sophisticated equipment, your X-Scooter will require you to do some maintenance to keep it running at its full potential. These are manuals to perform various tasks to get your X-Scooter in the water again. If you have unanswered questions feel free to contact us and we will walk you through the process.
Have a technical question or your scooter is behaving in irregular ways? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We strive to answer your questions, inquiries, or concerns promptly so you can get back to enjoying your Dive-Xtras product as quickly as possible.
Phone: 425.296.6570 (8-5 PST, Monday-Friday)
Address: 4493 Russell Rd, STE E, Mukilteo, WA, 98275
Finding Owners Manuals, Diagrams etc.
This page allows you to access everything we have ever published on the X-Scooters. On the right hand side, in the middle, you will see a menu called “Categories.” Select the “Support” category and you will get a list of all information.
Alternatively, you can search using the search box on the top right.
If you purchased a Piranha P1 originally, but then you add on an accessory such as a battery, you’ll need to replace the standard strap with a universal strap. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.
Occasionaly the belt fails on a Piranha Scooter, its not considered a wear item that needs replacing at some interval, however if it does happen this video will show you how to replace it.
You will need:
- New Belt
- 3mm Allen Wrench
- 10mm Socket
It can also be usefull to have a flat screwdiver and some paper towels to clean up the thermal paste on the heat sink.
The Piranha Pro package gets you kitted out like a pro, right from the start!
Most of our customers start with a standard Piranha P1 and over time add a gauge mount, a Smart Slice, and eventually an extra battery or two, as they begin diving their new Piranha and start tweaking it to be just so for their particular dives.
While the modularity of the Piranha is exceptional in allowing you to tailor your individual Piranha specifically to you, the all-new Pro package series of Piranhas includes all of the most popular accessories in one complete package. The Pro package is available in the P1, P2, or P3 configuration so that you know you are ready for any dive.
If you have been thinking about buying a Piranha, you should really consider a Piranha Pro package. Here are the top five reasons why:
1. Battery Fuel Gauge
The Smart Slice presents battery usage in an easy to understand format by measuring how much energy you have used on your dive in Amp Hours (Ah). This allows you to plan your dive using halves, thirds, all-usable. etc. just like your gas planning.
2. Vacuum Leak Detection
The leak detector system allows you to draw a light vacuum on the scooter before your dive. After 10 minutes, if the vacuum level has not dropped, you can safely assume your scooter is leak tight and go diving worry-free.
3. 12v Power Outlet
Have high powered video lights to get that great shot? A heated suit for extended deco? Now you can tap 12V power directly off of the scooter with any E/O-corded accessory instead of lugging around an extra battery can!
4. Emergency Cutoff
The emergency cutoff is for those rare situations where you want to kill the scooter. Pulling the plug will disconnect all power to the scooter motor and electronics, stopping it instantly. The scooter will resume normal function once the emergency cutoff is plugged back in. The plug has a tether to prevent accidental loss.
5. Heads-up Navigation
Once you dive with a gauge mount on your scooter you will never go back! It keeps your key navigational information of depth and heading right in front of you so you can focus on enjoying your dive.
We've just returned from a successful Cocklebiddy Cave expedition. Cocklebiddy Cave is the longest underwater cave in Australia, with a huge water-filled tunnel travelling 6km from the entrance. It's interrupted only by 2 dry rockpiles which require divers to get out of the water and lump all their gear to the next lake. In order to repeatedly dive the end of the cave, we planned to camp in the second rockpile chamber for 5 days. This meant in addition to the normal amounts of bailout, backup scooters, lights and batteries, we also needed to take food, drinking water (the cave is brackish) and camping gear.
In 2016 when we did several set up trips and then a day trip to the second chamber, each diver scootered with 4+ large tanks and a spare scooter hanging off them. This time around Steve invented a sled which was towed by one diver and tended by the second. That left me free to take both photos and video - check us out in action below!
The key to our successful camping trip was scooter power. We each had a lower power/capacity scooter for the 3000 feet / 1km of sump 1. For sump 2 it was time to get out the big guns, with the sled towing alternating between a P2 and an older Cuda with a new lithium battery inside. While towing we ran the scooters on cruise speed as we needed to preserve battery for the 2.4km dive to the second rockpile.
Both scooters had no problems towing the sled which had 26 large bailout tanks, 16 caving bags of gear and drinking water, 4 dry tubes and an old Classic wing for variable buoyancy on top of the fixed buoyancy tubes in the centre of the sled. The travelling caravan weighed approximately 2,000 pounds out of the water, or just under a metric tonne, but floated like a ballerina once the buoyancy was correct. Watching it moving smoothly through the massive tunnel as we powered into the cave was amazing.
In one direction we used approximately 70% of the juice from Ryan's P2, with a total dive time of just over 3 hours. My P2 which covered the same distance with a camera and lights on board and two scooters on tow had used about 40% of the battery. We recharged both P2s from the stage batteries inside the dry chamber, and five days later they did an equally spectacular job of towing the same sled out of sump 2 in 2.5 hours.
In our five days underground we each completed multiple dives into the third sump. Steve added approximately 100 feet of line to the known end of the cave, Ryan added about three times that into various side leads, and I took over a thousand photos. The trip required 8 scooters between three divers, including piranhas, cudas and a sierra. The power of the piranhas and the reliability of the whole DiveX fleet made the long run with a tonne of gear through Cocklebiddy Cave's spectacular tunnels a very enjoyable experience.