SEASCOOTER YAMAHA 500Li PROFESSIONAL DIVE SERIES
The flagship product of Yamaha's Professional Dive Series Scooter line offers the best in terms of power, speed and hydrodynamics. Designed to be used by professional divers and Snorkeler who want to try cave diving or technical diving, helping transport equipment and reducing travel and decompression times, this water scooter is also suitable for amateurs and diving enthusiasts.
Thanks to its hydrodynamic design, the extremely low weight, and the powerful 500w three-speed electric motor, which allows you to move in the water at a maximum speed of 7Km/h and up to 40 meters depth.
The front coverage is in glossy ABS, while the battery compartment is made of a polymer alloy composed By PC + PBT with an high waterproof value.
One of the signature values of this underwater propulsion vehicle (DPV) and of the entire Professional Dive Series line (excluding the 275L model), is certainly the Li-Ion battery (also compatible with the 350Li and 220Li models to improve their performance) guarantees an autonomy of use up to 90 minutes and it can be recharged in just 7 hours with No "memory effect" and a slow loss of charge when not in use.
The unique Multi-Hull design allows the water to enter and exit freely through the drainage holes, filling the special chambers located at the top and on the sides of the 500Li, making the SeaScooter assume a neutral buoyancy as soon as it is in water. Water will be expelled as soon as it is brought back to the surface. The neutral buoyancy allows the DPV to remain stuck at the point where it is left. For a slightly negative trim, the ballast weights included in the package can be stored in the appropriate slots, instead for the most positive buoyancy the special floating elements can be used and installed in the handlebar, always included in this Top model. It is therefore possible to make the Yamaha 500Li Scooter perfectly manoeuvrable at any depth, according to the preferences of each user.
It should be noted that Yamaha underwater scooters are intended for use in salt water and may have different behavior in fresh water and show different buoyancy values, usually tending to sink slightly.
The Seascooter 500Li comes with various accessories, from GoPro®HERO support, passing through bags, weights and more. Battery Level is also indicated on the handlebar with a comfortable LED indicator, clearly visible, to always have remaining autonomy under control. The activation buttons are on the sides of the handlebar which can be operated with the thumbs, allowing a safe grip on the Yamaha 500Li Water Scooter and consequently perfect, simple and effective maneuverability.
When at least one of the two activation buttons is released, the DPV is automatically deactivated. The seascooter is switched on and off via a general switch. The risks of damaging the 500Li during an underwater adventure are reduced to a minimum value, thanks to the safety measures adopted by Yamaha for this SeaScooter: the waterproof is guaranteed up to 40m depth confirmed by stress-tests conducted at 5 atmospheres, the propeller is enclosed in a protective cage that protects the user from unwanted contacts. Two sensors, one in the battery compartment and one in the engine area, activate a buzzer to alert the user to the occurrence of critical situations such as water infiltration, over-absorption of the engine or overheating of the electronic components.