AquaMap Seafloor for Divers

Price List

       May 2015

      The product is still available for sale, but is considered a "legacy product."  This product will be replaced by the SouthstarSouthstar system.

      Seafloor for Divers systems come in a variety of configurations.  We have included one configuration to demonstrate which components are required for a system.

      The system is available in non-standard frequencies such as 8-16kHz and 16-24kHz.  If you have a specific job and require certain features, whether that is hardware or software, please call or email us.  We are happy to outfit your system according to your needs.

      All professional equipment includes a one year manufacturer's warranty; additional warranty can be purchased.  Any tampering (such as self repairs) with the components will cancel any previous or future warranty repairs.  The prices below are for Domestic orders, within the USA; all orders shipped outside of the USA please add 10% (training prices are for domestic orders only).  Manufacturers wanting to integrate systems into their vehicles, please contact Josh Reed Doyle for pricing information at:


      Phone: (831) 384-8000 x118 

      AM-1 (100psi) • RBS-1 (quantity 4) baseline station with floats
      • DS-3 hand-held diver station
      •VLT-1 transponder
      • MCU-5
      •Case for the baseline stations

      Baseline Stations

      The RBS-1 is a baseline station which act as your reference points. For tracking, you will need at least three; however, for more robustness you can use four. The battery life is approximately twenty-four hours; however, they also have a built-in sleep mode.

      It can cover areas up to 500m x 500m.


      This version has more transmit power then the RBS-1. Otherwise, it has the same housing and electronics.

      It can cover areas up to 1000m x 1000m.


      Charger and configuration box for up to 5 units

       Note: This pricing listed is per station; you will need at least three (up to four) to operate the system.  We recommend having a spare as well.


      DS-3 The DS-3 is a hand-held diver station.  It allows the diver to see where he has already been as well as where it currently is. Used in conjunction with a VLT-1 series transponder.
      VLT-1 The VLT-1 is ideal for a medium to large targets (ROV/AUV/UUV) and divers.  It has rechargeable batteries, average duration is up to twenty-four hours.

      This version has more transmit power then the standard VLT-1.

      Note: Each DS-3 will require a VLT-1; the pricing is only for that specific item.  Please consult the manual for use with multiple targets (up to six is currently supported).



      DiveBase PILOT is our entry level tracking software. It allows the user to utilize and easy to use system without needing all the “bells and whistles”

      The software is for basic tracking relative to the sonar transducer locations.


      DiveBase Seafloor (and/or Level 2) offers a unique package of capabilities: image annotation, chart overlay, multiple targets, gps/compass operation from a boat, etc.

      *Consult the PILOT Operations Manual for more information

      In comparison, this software offers the user a wider variety of features with the same precision accuracy.

      Warranty Statement

      Desert Star Systems (“Seller”) warrants hardware products of its manufacture to be free from defects in design, workmanship and material under normal and proper use and service until the tag is deployed on the animal or up to one year following delivery to Buyer (whichever comes first). Seller agrees to repair or replace at the place of manufacture, without charge except shipping charges, all parts of said products which are returned, for Seller’s inspection, to its factory within the warranty period, provided such inspection discloses that the defects are as above described and provided also that the equipment has not been altered or repaired other than with Seller’s authorization and by its approved procedures, subjected to misuse, improper maintenance, negligence, or accident, damaged or had its serial number or any other part thereof altered, defaced or removed. Software is warranted to conform to Seller’s Software Product Description applicable at the time of shipment to the Buyer. Seller’s sole responsibility hereunder shall be to remedy any non-conformance of software to the Software Product Description during the one-year period following delivery. THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE.

      Liability Disclaimer

      By purchasing or using any Desert Star Systems product, it is agreed and understood that in no event will Desert Star Systems or any of its representatives be held liable for any personal injuries or death or damages to property resulting from its operation, or for any other damages whether direct, indirect, or consequential even if Desert Star Systems has been advised of such actual or potential damages. Desert Star Systems science products are authorized for use only by properly trained scientists and technicians, and are NOT intended for general consumer use. The user must understand that the products are liable to sudden failure, including for example with SeaTag the premature firing of its energetic release mechanism. Marine activities are inherently dangerous. Proper safety procedures demand that the equipment user never rely solely on any single instrument, method or mechanism for his/her safety or the safety of property.

      Notice to U.S. Government Buyers

      The equipment listed in this price schedule has been developed under phases 1 and 2 the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Under DoD rules, the dual competition of the SBIR program satisfies the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA). Thus, contracts for product delivery or follow-on research may be awarded on a sole-source basis, without the need for further competition. The contracting officer should establish, through consultation with the prospective COTR for the proposed contract as well as the COTR on the SBIR project whether the proposed follow-on R&D or production work meets the statutory criteria for ‘SBIR Phase III’. For details please refer to this link.


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