The New Apollo AV-2 Evolution 2 is manufactured by Apollo Japan, a Japanese company established in 1965 that has developed a wide range of diving equipment over the years. Their first foray into the diver propulsion vehicle industry came in 1988 when the company produced the AV-1 and it was considered a success.
The company launched its second DPV, the Apollo AV-2 in 2003 and the unit had outstanding performance and reliability so the company has used it as a base design model for launching new products, including the New AV-2 Evolution 2.
At the outset, you know with this product you are getting excellent craftsmanship, quality and advanced features.
A market price of approximately $2,300 squarely puts this device in the upper echelon of DPVs, as the price does not include the underwater scooter’s battery and charger. At this level, we have some hefty expectations.
The New Apollo AV-2 Evolution 2 provides outstanding range. It is advertised to dive up to 230’ and has been tested in waters up to 300’ in depth. This is one of the best depth ratings among any category of underwater scooters.
The device comes with a progressive acceleration trigger and can zoom up to a speed of 2.8 miles per hour. This speed is near the fastest speeds you can get with a personal underwater scooter.
With a lithium-ion battery, the device can last up to 120 minutes underwater at full throttle on the second speed setting, again a top-of-the line feature.
The propeller, unlike many DPVs, can be adjusted as well. You have three angle options to pick from to match your direction and speed requirements.
A unique feature with the New Apollo AV-2 Evolution 2 is the saddle wings. The wings allow the device to pull two additional people and the powerful engine and design style help ensure that performance is not affected too negatively.
At approximately 40 pounds, without a battery, this underwater scooter does come in a bit heavy, but considering the performance output the device delivers, this weight is extremely reasonable. The device is one of the few that is configured to work with different battery technologies. You can power up the New Apollo AV-2 Evolution 2 with a traditional lead battery or a newer ultra-light lithium-ion battery.
These features mean you can cover a wide underwater area in every dive and we can easily classify this DPV among the best in its class.
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