The Genesis 2.1 is the ultimate all around DPV and is now PASSENGER AIRLINE LEGAL ! At entirely 33.5lbs and 24 inches long, it is able of speeds from 50 to over 300 ft/min and a cruise scope of over 8 miles, making it ideal for prop up or boat dives, while still providing batch of rate for cave diving. Single hand control of both ON/OFF and the infinitely variable star accelerate makes it the easiest motor scooter to operate and leaves your second hand release at all times. The external recharge capability means you dont have to open your water scooter between dives to charge it and the charismatic cheat copulate ensures a life of process with no shaft seal alimony or failures. The variable amphetamine command is besides magnetically coupled, so there or no dynamic seals anywhere on this amazing little water scooter.
Still the highest thrust DPV available with an unequaled top speed,
it just got a lot more fun to dive. We added inlet guide vanes to the
propeller that eliminate ALL torque at ANY
speed. Since the toque is gone, we also reduced the handle height by
just over an inch, as you no longer need the extra leverage. You can now
control the DPV with only one finger at full power. Three clear
polycarbonate inlet guide vanes at 3, 7 and 11 o’clock positions on the
nozzle struts provide the perfect amount of force to eliminate torque
from the prop.
As always, the Genesis is still the only DPV with external recharging,
so you don’t have to break the hermetic seal on the DPV every time you
need to recharge. It’s also still the only DPV with single handed full
variable speed control and a maintenance free magnetic shaft coupling, but the big changes are on the inside!
Introducing the Warp Core Battery system.
The Genesis Warp Core solves the main problems with DPV Batteries.
No longer do you need to rely on someone else’s proprietary battery
packs when they eventually wear out. The Warp Core uses replaceable
18650 flat top cells available all over the world. It is made up of
individual circuit board layers with 8 cells per layer (95Wh), stacked
together for the necessary voltage and capacity. The individual layers
are UN38.3 tested in both 2S4P and 1S8P configurations, meaning the DPV can be taken on passenger aircraft and checked as baggage with batteries installed,
after simply removing the jumpers between the layers. The batteries do
not need to be removed from the DPV and hand carried, like power tool
batteries. Finally, a real high performance travel scooter with serious
range. …and we do offer a travel case for the smaller sized Genesis.
Additionally, the Warp Core has a Bluetooth app (Android only) that
lets you check the charge of the battery as well as the voltage of each
group of parallel cells. You can also monitor the charge/discharge
current and check cell temperature from your phone, along with a host of
The Genesis 2.0 will now come in 2 sizes. The Gen 2.1 will have 850
Watt hours and be the same size and weight as the previous 600. (24″
long and 33lbs) Gen 2.2 will have 1700 Watt Hours and be about an inch
shorter than the previous 1500 and under 50lbs. If you want to switch
between 850Wh and 1700Wh batteries, additional layers can be
added/removed. You would just need the shorter or longer DPV body.
We don’t leave our loyal customers out in the cold with a new
design. Current Genesis owners can have their DPVs refitted with the
Warp Core, but it does require sending their DPV in for rewiring and
other changes from the previous 2 battery system.
The advantages of the Genesis
scooters are a combination of innovative design and proper engineering.
So let’s start at the nose and work back!
External recharge connector – Rated for 10,000 PSI,
it is the first of many features in the design that are best described
as overbuilt. There is no power at the pins when the charger is not
installed so the pins will not short out if the cover is left off when
put in the water or removed underwater. Additionally, if the cover is
not installed, the motor controller will not be enabled to run,
increasing safety and stopping the quiescent power drain from the
Advantage – By not opening the scooter body to
recharge the batteries, the risk of seal damage and wear on the battery
connectors from repeated unmating and mating is reduced. Additionally by
not repeatedly opening the body, humidity is not allowed in to condense
when the colder scooter is opened in a warmer, humid environment.
Pressure and vacuum test port – Can also be used to
vent pressure differentials from altitude changes. The Genesis body
can be tested for both vacuum and pressure since there is no shaft seal
to vent out or spring latches to stretch open during pressure testing.
Standard SAE -4 port (same as a high pressure port on a regulator).
Advantage – There is no need to spend hundreds of
dollars on an extra tool for testing and should a leak occur, its
location can be quickly determined with a bubble test under pressure.
Plastic bumper on nose – Prevents damage to
anodizing when placed nose down in tank racks on the boat ride out or
when stood on the nose to remove the tail.
Advantage – Better protection of corrosion control finish.
Hard anodized 6061 aluminum body – No welds and no
stainless steel. Welding heat treated aluminum reduces its strength to
almost half in the heat affected zone. Having stainless steel fastened
to aluminum causes galvanic corrosion due to dissimilar metals and
crevice corrosion in treaded holes.
Advantage – Stronger and much less prone to corrosion.
Proper O-ring grooves – Two o-rings (same size)
provide redundancy at the body to tail connection. The grooves follow
industrial standard dimensions to prevent over-compression that results
in damage to the o-ring and premature failure. Other designs that clamp
an o-ring between two flat faces or wedge it into a corner with a simple
chamfer can quickly damage a seal when that o-ring has to react the
entire crushing force between the body and tail at depth.
Advantage – Longer seal life and reduced possibility of seal failure.
Highly integrated tail section – The Genesis motor
is shrink-fit into the aluminum tail cone, providing the most direct
path to dump heat from the motor to the water. The motor controller is
also heat sunk to the tail cone and the Genesis can be run at full power
continuously, even beyond the capacity of the 1700Wh battery, without
overheating. Every scooter is burn tested, non-stop at full power for
one full battery cycle before shipping. The magnetic coupling eliminates
the dynamic shaft seal, which is the most likely failure point on every
other DPV currently available. Due to the magnetic coupling the motor
bearings never experience axial loading and do not require replacement
on a regular basis. The bearings for the propeller shaft are full
ceramic with a 10,000 hour design life and the ceramic material is
harder than almost any particles that may get in them, including sand.
Additionally, the intelligent motor controller monitors battery voltage
and will limit the power to 50% when the battery is at the last 8-10
percent of its capacity. (50% is still more thrust than most DPVs are
even capable of)
Advantage – More efficient and reliable design,
eliminating the major leak point and requiring less maintenance.
Propeller can be removed in seconds and without tools to clear ingested
fishing or spool line.
Fully engineered propeller and nozzle design – The
nozzle, propeller and motor were engineered to work together as a system
for maximum efficiency. A nozzle needs to be more than just a funnel
for water flow and protection from the rotating blades. The Genesis
nozzle provides thrust, just like an airplane wing provides lift. At
full power static thrust, about 35% of the total thrust is generated
solely by the pressure differential from the outside to the inside
of the nozzle. The streamlined design avoids turbulence that reduces
thrust and causes the flow out the back of the nozzle to rapidly
disperse. The result is higher thrust at a given power and a flow
column that stays consolidated longer enabling the DPV to be operated
closer to silty bottoms or cave walls without disturbing them and
reducing visibility. The nozzle is a foam material that adds buoyancy to
the tail section, so that the body can be shorter and the nozzle outer
diameter is 1.15 inches smaller, making a more compact DPV. The Genesis
600 can be fitted into a single shipping case that meets normal airline
Advantage – More efficient power conversion and
less likely to disturb silt in a cave. Smaller overall size to fit
through tight openings and easier to transport on passenger aircraft.
One hand operation of all controls – The ON-OFF
trigger, trigger lock and speed control can all be operated with a
single hand. The trigger can be easily locked OFF for safety or locked
ON for long cruises with a flick of the finger. The variable speed lever
is easily operated with the thumb on the fly instead of having to reach
for an adjusting knob on the body.
Advantage – Easier to operate.
Infinitely variable speed control – Any speed can
be set and the motor will gently accelerate up to that speed instead of
jerking the diver when the trigger is pulled. The speed can be adjusted
from zero to 100% while moving and there is a sufficient dead band at
zero speed that acts as a second safety to locking the trigger OFF. No
missed shifts or multiple clicks to get to the speed you want and it is
easy to dial in the exact same speed as your dive buddy.
Advantage – Easier on the diver at start-up and more controllable with redundant safety features.
Weight – 33.5lbs (15.2kg)
Length – 24.3in (61.7cm)
Max Thrust – 90lbs (41kg) [400N]
Run Time at Max Speed – 50 minutes
Run Time at Min Speed – 16 hours
Approx. Range at Max Thrust – 2.7mi (4.3km)
Approx. Range at 2 knots – 6.4mi (10.3km)
Approx. Range at 150fpm – 8.7mi (14.0km)
Standard Depth Rating – 660ft (200m)
Optional Depth Rating – 1000ft (300m)
Li-ion Battery Capacity – 850Wh
Battery Voltage – 64.8VDC nominal
Charger Input Voltage – 110 or 220VAC switchable
Recharge Time – 4 hours
SPECSWeight – 33.5lbs ( 15.2kg ) Length – 24.3in ( 61.7cm ) Max Thrust – 90lbs ( 41kg ) [ 400N ] run Time at Max Speed – 50 minutesRun Time at Min Speed – 16 hoursApprox. roll at Max Thrust – 2.7mi ( 4.3km ) Approx. Range at 2 knots – 6.4mi ( 10.3km ) Approx. Range at 150fpm – 8.7mi ( 14.0km ) Standard Depth Rating – 660ft ( 200m ) Optional Depth Rating – 1000ft ( 300m ) Li-ion Battery Capacity – 850WhBattery Voltage – 64.8VDC nominalCharger Input Voltage – 110 or 220VAC switchableRecharge Time – 4 hours