Dive Xtras is a manufacturer of diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs) or dive scooters in Mukilteo, Washington, United States.


Established in 2003 by Ben McGeever and Andrew Georgitsis, Dive Xtras introduced their first DPV in 2005.[1] This DPV was innovative in that it was the first to utilize a brushless motor and electronic speed control. The combination of these features with NiMh battery technology drastically reduced the weight of DPVs at the time.[2][3][4]

In 2017, Dive Xtras introduced the use of Li-ion power tool batteries (PTBs) for their Piranha line,[5] which became standard for their later BlackTip and CudaX scooters.


A scuba diver being towed by a Dive Xtras Sierra Scooter


A depth-rated underwater touch housing for a Samsung Galaxy Tab

On December 15, 2011 Dive Xtras filed a patent for a "Device for Operating Touch Screen Devices in a Protective Housing." On March 20, 2012 Dive Xtras announced on their website a depth rated underwater housing for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus. The housing gives the user full operation of the tablet underwater by using a mouse-like device to interact with a touch screen.

Military use

Dive Xtras DPVs are used by various military forces around the world to aid in various maritime interdiction tasks.[6] In addition to the units sold into Canada, various South East Asian navies currently use a modified version of the Dive Xtras CUDA. Military products are primarily distributed by Divex Asia Pacific in southeast Asia.

In the media

Claroworks and Google Streetview underwater

The product development arm of Dive Xtras, Claroworks, designed and built the camera systems used by the Catlin Seaview Survey[12] and Google to map the Galápagos Islands.[13][14] The camera system, Seaview SVII, shoots 360-degree images, and is mounted on a modified Cuda 650 vehicle. The Seaview SVII also uses Dive Xtras tablet housing for controls.


  1. ^ staff (2006). "X-Scooter by Dive Xtras". Advanced Diver Magazine (22): 65–67. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  2. ^ X-Ray Magazine, Global, Issue 26, Girls On Speed
  3. ^ Diver Magazine DPV review 2005 Archived July 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ TahoeBenchmark2008 Page 21, Design Efficiency Results
  5. ^ Piranha Series User Manual (PTB Modules)
  6. ^ Canadian Forces Lookout Magazine, Feb 1st 2010
  7. ^ Pulse, A book by Jeremy Robinson ISBN 0-312-54028-0
  8. ^ DYK Magazine, Scandinavia, Issue 11, Monkey Diving. Original
  9. ^ X-Ray Magazine, Global, Issue 31, Extreme Exploration Dives, Goto Page 16
  10. ^ UnderWater magazine, Volume 18
  11. ^ Deeper Blue News, Formula 3 Freediving
  12. ^ Technology, Catlin SeaView Survey
  13. ^ Googles launch Video
  14. ^ Behind the scenes