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DPV - which one to buy?

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DPV to buy?

  • Scubapro Sea Glider

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Seadoo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dacor

    Votes: 3 75.0%

  • Total voters


Erection Supervisor ;)
Jan 19, 2001
Diver Propulsion Vehicle (scooter)

I am thinking about buying the man a DPV for Xmas.... it's a nice toy? Which one would you recommend?
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Sara, take a look at this link:


Thanks for the explanation. I guessed the D was for diver but the P and the V got me stumped. I could only think of male and female genitalia. Sorry. I've had too much to drink, I'd better quit now in case the weather's Ok for a dive in the morning. And, in answer to your question, wouldn't have a clue. Glad to be of assistance. Poida
my little bro uses a Seadoo for snorkling (that lazy little punk) and he swears by it.
my diving instructor back in kuwait highly recommended the dacor line of models because they are rugged and durable, and because spare parts/add-ons are easier to find
Sorry. I've had too much to drink

lol. wish i could say the same! i found out yesterday that i have only 12 more weeks on this island... upon which during my last one I plan to get rat-arsed! And insult the boss and claim inebriation afterwards. :D
From the three that you listed I would get the Dacor Seasprint. My father-in-law has a Gavin and it really kicks A$$! Of course, it costs a lot more than my Seasprint, but that's all I could afford.

Apollo AV1

I would strongly not recommend the Seadoo, I've taught some DPV courses using these and found them to be underpowered.

If you are only looking at recreational depths then I would recommend Apollo AV1's, I own two of these and find them to be far superior to the Seadoo's and with a 50m depth rating a lot more flexible.

Thanks for the advice... it's funny, the the name of the Seadoo is not really a positive "marketing" name.

Seadoo - rather like doggie-doo. Doesn't inspire safety, or any thoughts of speed.

I have used the Dacor ones when i worked in Grand Cayman, although there were constant problems with them. Perhaps that was due to customer abuse though.

looked up Gavin Scooters

gee, who's the hunk? :) :)
there pricing is a little out of my league but if i could afford one.... they aren't made for the masses and are probably more technically sound than your average commercial scooter.
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