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The IAQUA Story
Since 2013 we are exhibiting at international boat-shows in Thailand. 2016 we were invited to the VIP KATA Rocks Boat Show in Phuket, in order to present our the SEABOB.
Well, we were stunned when we witnessed the debut of a IAQUA! Back then it seemed like a Concept from a bunch of international enthusiasts. But we already felt and figured that this team of young man was ment to stay and redefine the Dive Scooter / DPV with modern electronics and stunning new features, at much lower Price tag.
Only few months later at the Thailand Yacht Show IAQUA presented at the sunnseeker stand several, way more detailed units, but also a technical fully working unit!
We knew that next Thai season it would not make sense to present the then obviousely overpriced SEABOB in Thailand anymore ... especially in the light of the lacking service support from CAYAGO (remark: it took untill 2019 to establish finaly a SEABOB service in Thailand).
2018/19 we were invited to the official presentation of the finished IAQUA dive scooter product at the famos CATCH Beach Club.
We had the chance to test IAQUA dive scooters ONE & NEO. Numerous international dealers were present. Everybody was stunned of the professional way the new product was presented to the public.
IAQUA is a big high tech player in Shenzhen China. The background is impressive, because IAQUA is a branch of one of the biggest automotive part manufacturers in the world. This means that IAQUA products follow high automotive quality standards, and they know how to produce reliable quality at low Price in China.
IAQUA produces genuine industrial products. This is why quality is high, and costs are low! Also the innovation and production speed follow car industry bench marks.
Maybe now you understand why IAQUA will be a game changer, and they just started to revolutionize water sport products.
The IAQUA team consists of international engineers that are proud to work and produce in high tech Shenzhen. Product development and innovation take place where highest technology standards are given. We all must understand that in many aspects this is not any more only the western world! Where does your smartphone come from? Who builds the best TV's , Where do car makers purchase technology?
Dive Scooter History
In dive scooter history there have been many types of scooters. What pops into mind are torpedo like shaped machines that were used in James Bond movies in the 1970's.
Those scooters were already battery driven, with a propeller or jet drive / housed propeller (impeller), handles, and some sort of switches and indicators to turn on/off and adjust speed.
For waterlevel use and snorkeling there was a very common gasoline driven snorkel scouter in the 1980's. Many clients report that they actually used that water sled when they were young. Besides that there are numerous devices that run on top of the water and can also pearce through the waves.
Dive industry produced numerous electric driven scooters that had improved hydrodynamic efficiency, small size, exchangeable batteries, and even good looking colorful design in mind (SCUBAPRO, SEADOO, Yamaha, and many more).
A device called "Delph Jet" represented a very powerful version of such a dive scooter and contained first modern and crazy expensive space technology Lithium Ion batteries. Unfortunately the company had no success and was nearly bankrupted. CAYAGO (Rotinor GmbH) has purchased the DELFJET leftovers, gave the DELLPHJET a facelift and gave it another name (SEABOB).
SEABOB F7 was in approx.2007 the latest upgrade in dive scooter industry. SEADOO and YAMAHA also redesigned their scooters and switched to LI-ION technology. The SEABOB 5.12 was very heavy but very fast too. SEABOB Rave Jet, ACS, VX2, 4.12 and F7 where all simply variations of the original SEABOB 5.12. Some models had more power or exchangeable batteries (actually nobody used this feature much).
CAYAGO (the SEABOB company) managed to reduce weight further by switching to the industrial standard "18650" battery cell type. The hull is modern plastic design, similar to seadoo jet skies. There are few aluminum frame parts. The so called "F5" series is up to this day the only product of CAYAGO. F5S and F5SR are derivations of the F5 that contain more batteries, hence more power and capacity. With introduction of the SEABOB F5SR the integrated camera was also presented.
SEABOB F5/F5S/F5SR share the same base construction. SEABOB was very successful with this product, because it was simply fun and much lighter than the former F7. However, constant technical draw backs were also part of the new F5 series history, and it is not an easy task to provide service all over the world. Main problem was that a SEABOB could not be entirely diagnosed/repaired off shore.
In the end neither CAYAGO, IAQUA, or SEADOO and many other brends more invented the dive scooter / a jet driven DPV! The dive scooters we see today are simply the result of combining modern technology in a hydrodynamic hull!
IAQUA redesigned the technology and used 2018 electronics and made the dive scooter not only even better, state of the Art technology, but also a lot less expensive. Genuine industrial production are the reason for not only improved technolog,y but also reasonable prices!
When IAQUA intorduced the Dive Scooter (STINGRAY and DIVEJET models), CAYAGO simply ignored first reports from dealers about the interesting competitor.
In Sept. 2018 CAYAGO applied in German court (DÜSSELDORF) for a so called preliminary injunction that suggests that IAQUA shall not import their STINGRAY model into EU. befor applying the IP right holder CAYAGO Gmbh in Austria was sold to the newly founded CAYAGO TEC Gmbh Germany. That means CAYAGO was sold, but the CEO remained ...
CAYAGO claimed that IAQUA is a Chineese online seller that is intending to sell a SEABOB copy into EU. THat was basicaly the content of the application. Furthermore CAYAGO claimed that they had a good reputation and solid history. THere where sworen statements and questionable evedence that suggested that IAQUA an SEABOB look too much alike.
The German court granded the preliminay Injunction. IAQUA changed the design.
CAYAGO is attacking dealers, distributors, and IAQUA, claiming that even the changed design is a "copy". Also CAYAGO is claiming that technical patets are beiing infringed. It is behind a normal persons understanding eactly what comon technology supposed to infringe. Nothing on a DPV like a SEABOB is revolutionary new!
Water sport industry is changing, and we believe that all kind of water toys will be revolutionized and will benefit in modern technology and advantages of industrialized production.
IAQUA general Information
IAQUA dive scooters are build with simplicity and innovation in mind. All modules are mounted neatly on a tray/platform. Crucial parts (like the handles to hold on and the carry handles) are metal supported (marine grade aluminum). Also in terms of thermal design no compromises were made.
ECU (the brain and power switching center) is milled aluminum and will transport heat very effectively into the air or water. Many competitors like dive scooters, electric surf boards, and other electric powered machines suffer severely from thermal problems! This causes the devices to cut down power, stop, or even get damaged.
MOSFETS are the most sensitive parts of any modern electric driven vehicle. They will transfer battery power into motion, by supplying a precisely triggered frequency controlled high current to the electric motor windings. This high power switching technology is a critical process to manage and control! Most manufacturers rely on radio shack parts or have them customized. IAQUA develops critical parts from scratch, applying latest technologies and up to date components.
MOSFETS need to be cooled down constantly or they will simply burn. It is essential that a manufacturer is able to control thermal dynamics and constructs a technology that safely enables and controls high currents and excessive heat development. It takes the best available parts and most up to date technology in order to compete in that segment. Constant technology revision and improvement is the only way to stay on top of performance, reliability, and also product safety. Watercooled parts are not a solution if a device is actually used on top of the water! Many compeditor's technical design is faulty, because on top of the water (when planing) the technology is partly not water cooled! The technical design must take the harsh conditions of marinetime use into account!
IAQUA not only has the resources and access to the highest technology standards, they also have the engineers that understand how modern technology works and can be applied in an industrial sense. This is what makes the IAQUA DPV unique on the market, because it is the high tech industry discovering and understanding the water sport market!
Many "garage start ups" in the dive scooter market (will suffer from IAQUA entering the market. There have been massive attempts to keep IAQUA from selling on the main watersports markets / EU market. However, the users will profit in high quality, innovative, state of the art technology, and affordable products.We can only encurage the user and the dealer to check if CAYAGO claims are correct and backed by a judges decision! Anything else is just a unfair trade tool and customer deceiving strategy.
It is our job to confirm that products meed our standards. IAQUA DPV does! That is why we sell IAQUA and forwarded the manufacturer also our high standards and expectations in efficient and sustainable service and distribution philosophy. We have tested IAQUA dieve scooters / DPV and can confirm that it is the best jet driven dive scooter / water sled in the world!
IAQUA dive scooters facts & pricing
The product variants are: IAQUA ONE (5.999€), NEO (6.999€), NEO+ (7.999€), and EON (11.999€)
All off the variations share the same dimensions, approx. weight, packing and chargers.
This means you can use the IAQUA regular and fast chargers for all IAQUA models!
What differentiates the model variations besides price?
First of all you have to understand that IAQUA is not down- or upgrading its models in battery size (number of cells)!
Specifications differ a lot between the models in terms of trust and speed. Only a lithium cell can provide the amount of current needed for top propulsion and top speed.
Naturally the ONE contains different battery type than the NEO. ONE contains LG standard high power cells, that have a good overall performance and life time.
NEO, NEO+, and EON contain SAMSUNG high power cells, that have a great overall performance, a higher capacity than LG ,and are capable of providing very high current rates without overheating or suffering in life time. That is why of course the price of a ONE is different to the price of the other models!
It is a bit like with cars. The same model comes with different engine options! A V8 is of course different in performance and price compared to a V4 engine. If power is produced by "tuning" an engine with turbo charger and higher revolutions, it will downgrade live time and increase service costs!
IAQUA ONE is affordable and a lot of fun! IAQUA dedicated great specs for the the ONE in order to be on eyesight of the competitors mid range model already. IAQUA does not offer a model that weights less, because it only contains half of the battery cells!
You already receive full specs with ONE at an attractive price tag! Only down side is, that the ONE comes only in two basic colors. Add-ons are preserved for NEO, and the peak specs (speed/power/capacity) are limited due to above explained difference in battery type.
IAQUA NEO is a very basic equipped model (no add-ons), but it is equipped with the high power SAMSUNG cells and provides full specs! NEO will probably be discontinued in 2020.
IAQUA only offers two models: the ONE (explained above) and the NEO! The NEO is already the most powerful and fastest scooter in the world!
IAQUA NEO+ is the model that we import mainly for Europe, because it comes with a very attractive add on Kit and does not cost much more than a NEO.
The most striking and very important NEO + feature are the high power integrated LED sub Lights. You can turn them on and off. With lights you can be seen by others, even during day light! Just like it is obligatory for motorcycles we strongly recommend to switch on lights and increase safety!
SUB LIGHTS are very powerful and enable you to simply use a NEO+ in pitch dark and light up the ocean! We did test dives i Thailand and it was stunning to light up night life and even more feel like a space ship in 0 gravity ... an unforgettable feeling. With sub lights you double up fun time, because now you can explore oceans also at night! This can be also very interesting for rental stations since at night usually beach business stops ... well not anymore!
CARBON KIT will increase appearance a big deal! Think about sport and luxury cars and how carbon is not only cutting down weight and improving stiffness, it simply looks incredibly cool! NEO + has a carbon display housing and the jet outlet bezel is also carbon.
When IAQUA is applying carbon its real carbon! Other brands apply vinyl wrap,dip in wrap, and even apply real carbon fiber on top of the original plastic body! Well, there is only one real way to apply carbon. The part is a carbon part with carbon benefits like increasement in stiffness and less weight. Only then it is real carbon and will create the stunning look!
SPECIAL COLORS are another striking difference in appearance. IAQUA provides within the + package a free choice of colors. This includes colors only reserved for NEO + (Corsica Orange and Bahamas Blue), and also metallic colors at no extra costs! We mainly import for you of course the metallic colors, as they improve the appearance in combination with the carbon kit and also contain a better color quality (more layers of paint).
SHARK GUARD is also on board and is a truly unique feature. Turned on, it supposed to hold off sharks by creating an electric field / like an artificial cage. However, we can not guarantee that sharks will back off and we recommend not to use one of our products in areas where sharks are at hand. If you encounter a shark and if that shark is unfriendly (normally you never see one and if, then they usually back off/don't care), then this feature may be your last resort and may save your life!
IAQUA EON is packet with all above features and the key difference is that its complete hull (upper and lower body) is from genuine carbon fiber! Naturally the EON will be the winner in appearance and if you own one then you can call that not only the fastest and most advanced water toy in the world, it is also the most impressive full carbon high tech weapon that increases stiffness and speed up even more.
The properties of a full carbon IAQUA dive scooter are better, because less weight means more speed! Also the stiff body improves agility and planing even more. Is there anything that can be compared to a EON ? Well, the competitive product with similar specs is also available in carbon, but it is simply carbon laminated on top of the upper plastic hull. The EON is a true CARBON construction and also the lower hull benefits from the stiffness of the CARBON fiber and therefor decreases drag and deformation.
We hope that you now understand that the model variations with IAQUA really mean big differences and not only artificial variation of a core product.
Especially for rental business, commercial use, and just to be sure to cover also heavy weight users, we recommend the NEO+ or EON!
Sub Lights are a big plus and the striking look underlines your investment in a power- / beautiful machine.
With a NEO+ we think you purchase the best "bang for your buck", including highest quality components and a striking sporty luxury sport car look at a reasonable price tag.
We have mainly NEO+ in stock. However, you are welcome to order with us any IAQUA model. THe NEO+ is the best "bang for your buck!