The Piranha Concept
The Piranha is the lightest, most powerful, dive scooter we could build; and to maximize utility for both technical and recreational divers we have made it modular. With neutrally buoyant battery modules you can build and dive the scooter you need.
Designed and Manufactured in the USA.
New Power Tool Battery
Same size, same power, yet uses power tool batteries available anywhere, and you can travel by air. This battery module allows you to take 4 power tool batteries, install them in the tube to create one large battery and dive the Piranha just like you always have. The module contains a safety circuit that protects each battery from damage and will indicate with LED’s if one pack is bad or not fully charged. Batteries are a common size available worldwide and there is no need to purchase them from Dive Xtras, now or in the future, when you need to replace them.
Compatible with 5Ah, 20v (USA only) or 18v batteries that fit the DCB interface.
Tested with the following batteries:
- 4 x Enegitech 20V 5.0Ah Lithium Battery
- 4 x Batteriol 20V 5.0Ah Lithium Battery
- 4 x Dewalt DCB205 (USA) 20v max 5 Ah (Highest Performance In Testing)
- 4 x Dewalt DCB184 18v XR (Highest Performance In Testing)
Batteries and chargers not supplied unless requested.
Batteries only supplied to Orders shipped within the US
NOW ! Air Travel Approved
Each Lithium power tool battery is within the size limit allowed for Air travel (100 Wh). By following the relevant travel requirments for Lithium batteries you can travel wherever you like with your Piranha and power tool battery.
Add Batteries For More Runtime
The Piranha is designed out of the gate to be modular. With self contained neutrally buoyant battery packs and a simple cam-strap securing the modular sections you can easily build the scooter you need for the dive. For every battery you add, your run-time increases respectively and your speed and power stay the same.
We’ve integrated the most popular video system in the world onto the Piranha Dive scooter. Built into the handle is a GoPro mount that can fit both a camera as well as neutrally buoyant gauge mounts. With your GoPro mounted on the scooter, you’ll always have a steady platform to film your dives.
Lightweight Yet Powerful
The Piranha is the lightest DPV on the market weighing only 25lb/11kg. You no longer need an 85lb scooter to get 2 hours of run time. It’s easy to carry, too with the integrated carry handle. Nothing could be easier.
New Propeller, with “Line Trap”
The Piranha dive scooter has an all new propeller, we kept the efficient blades from the CUDA, but removed all the complex pitch adjustment and clutch mechanism, and replaced it with a solid one piece design. To cope with monofilament fishing line we built in a line trap that captures the line in a groove at the base of the propeller for easy removal, preventing it reaching the seals, and you having to remove the propeller.
Neutral Buoyancy out of the box
The Piranha DPV is designed to be ready to dive in a neutrally buoyant configuration for both fresh and saltwater, right out of the box. To achieve this, each module is pre-weighted at the factory with lead shot for fresh water, and three stainless steel weight plates are installed with thumbscrews for saltwater. Each weight plate corresponds to a module of the complete DPV (019-7003 – Nose, 019-12009 – Tail, and 019-12010 – Battery). All Piranhas are shipped from the factory with all three weight plates installed, however please note that both the Battery and Tail weight plate are installed on the battery module. When diving the Piranha in a P2 or larger configuration in saltwater, simply leave both the Tail and Battery weight plate installed on the battery module closest to the tail, and remove the larger Tail weight plate from each subsequent battery module while leaving the smaller Battery weight plate installed on them. To configure for freshwater, remove all of the stainless steel weight plates from the DPV and reinstall the thumbscrews for safekeeping.
All our Piranha scooters are fitted with programmable electronics, allowing you to fully customize the number of gears, the speed of each gear, the start gear and the acceleration ramp. Also included is a data-logger that allows you to capture all your key electronics data like power consumption on an actual dive. To unlock these features you will need the optional programming interface and a windows computer.
Ergonomic Handle And Trigger
To make the Piranha dive scooter better than everything else we looked outside the industry for inspiration. Leveraging the huge R&D effort the bicycle industry has put in over the years we created a design based on an ergonomic bike grip with a trigger that emulates a gear shift. The handle is standard to fit most diver grips and the trigger is reversible to suit different trigger finger lengths.
Smooth & Quiet Belt Drive
To give you the best possible power and efficiency the 2016 Piranha dive scooter uses a Gates belt drive for optimum performance. Quieter and smoother than traditional gears Gates belt drives are great