Posted by Ben Mazin on May 15, 2001 at 14:33:40:
In Reply to: Re: Jetboots! DEMA enrichment device posted by AADIVER on May 15, 2001 at 13:45:06:
The battery cable has a quick disconnect feature. It is extremely easy (even with thick gloves, etc.) to disconnect the battery pack from the controller, instantly shutting the system down. If the motor somehow got stuck on (this is an absurdly unlikely situation, BTW - a much more likely malfunction would be the motors shutting down), you could easily pull the plug, unlike on a scooter where your $2000 baby zooms off into the deep blue. You will need to wear fins with the Jetboots, however, in case of malfunction or battery exhaustion.
This product is really for a niche market (professional divers who need to cover large areas in currents, for example) - it is not really intended for the occasional recreational diver. For people who need a hands free propulsion system there really is nothing else that can perform this mission.
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