With a longer body tube supporting double the battery capacity, the BlackTip Exploration takes our BlackTip’s design further than ever before!
If you need longer duration than the other models, then the Exploration is the best choice. It’s a lot bigger and heavier, but fits four 9/12Ah batteries for double the range and runtime of the other batteries. It’s definitely a lot more scooter than you need for tech and recreational dives, but if you push the limits of dive duration, this is the scooter for you.
- Extended tube design
- Neutral & trim
- Uses 4x 9Ah or 12Ah DCB batteries
|Depth Rating||260ft (79.2m)|
|Continuous Max Speed||210ft/min (64m)|
|Boost Mode Max Speed||238ft/min (72.5m)|
|Boost Mode Max Runtime||7min|
|Boost Mode Max Thrust||57lbs (253.5N)|
Runtime and range will vary, depending on your choice of batteries. See below for specs of different battery options. (batteries and charger not included with purchase of scooter)
|w/ 9Ah batteries||w/ 12Ah batteries|
|Runtime @ Cruise Speed (150ft/min; 45m/min)||185 minutes||250 minutes|
|Range @ Cruise Speed (150ft/min; 45m/min)||5.3 miles (8.5km)||7.1 miles (11.4km)|
Compatible with 9Ah or 12Ah, 20v (USA only) or 18v batteries that fit the DCB interface.
Activating the BlackTip outside of water will trigger a feature known as ‘safe start’. The BlackTip propeller will start in a low-power, slow-turning mode if it detects it is not in water. This helps to prevent unintended damage to your scooter or equipment while not actively diving. When the propeller detects water resistance, it will automatically switch to normal operating mode.
Your BlackTip can be taken on all commercial flights. By utilizing removable and compact power tool batteries, the BlackTip keeps within the TSA/IATA air travel limits on lithium batteries. While all three models share this feature, the added size and weight of the Tech and Exploration scooters make them less ideal for flying. For the jet-setting diver, the BlackTip Travel’s compact size combined with its weight of only 24lbs make it our most travel-friendly option!
TRIGGER & SPEED
During normal operation in water, the BlackTip features eight speed modes. To activate the scooter, press the thumb trigger twice. The BlackTip will briefly engage ‘safe start’ mode to detect whether it is in water, then will switch to normal operation mode and start in speed 3 (known as ‘cruise speed’). Once your BlackTip is running, pressing the thumb trigger twice will accelerate the scooter by one speed, and pressing the trigger once will slow the scooter down by one speed. If you are out of water, the BlackTip will only operate in ‘safe start’ mode.
Dive Xtras is constantly refining and improving our products. The BlackTip now features new drive firmware with silent operation. Incredibly quiet and more efficient than ever! Tap the button below to watch a video of the original BlackTip, compared to the new silent version.
Using a Windows PC and the free software, you can change your BlackTip’s settings. Adjustable settings include: number of gears, gear speeds, and acceleration rate.