For the roller coaster at Chimelong Paradise, see Dive Coaster (Chimelong Paradise).
|First installation||Oblivion (1998)|
|Latest installation||Western Regions Heaven (2018)|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Riders per train|
|Riders per hour|
|Dimensions||feet x feet|
The Dive Coaster (previously called Diving Machine) is a steel roller coaster product built by Bolliger & Mabillard. It can be distinguished by its wide trains, seating six, eight or ten risers in one row.
Since the opening of Oblivion other companies have built rides with drops steeper than 90 degrees but Bolliger & Mabillard remain the only company to build roller coasters with such wide trains.
The first Dive Coaster to be built was Oblivion at Alton Towers, England, in 1998. However it didn't have a "true" vertical drop, but a maximum angle of 88.8 degrees to make sure that the wheels could stay in contact with the track. Despite this, it is still considered and accepted as the first vertical drop. Later Dive Coasters had spring-loaded wheels, keeping the wheels firm against the track and thus allowing "true" vertical drops.
Since then, eight more Dive Coaster installations have opened. SheiKra, opened in 2005 at Busch Gardens Tampa, is the first Dive Coaster to feature inversions. Griffon introduced floorless trains in 2007. All Dive Coasters built since have featured inversions and floorless trains.
When opened in 2015 Valravn at Cedar Point was the first Dive Coaster with three inversions and also the first and currently only installation to use vest harnesses instead of over-the-shoulder harnesses.
|Name||Amusement Park||Country||Train width||Opened||Status|
|Oblivion||Alton Towers||UK||8||March 14, 1998||Operating|
|Diving Machine G5||Janfusun Fancyworld||Taiwan||8||March 29, 2000||Operating|
|SheiKra||Busch Gardens Tampa Bay||USA||8||May 21, 2005||Operating|
|Griffon||Busch Gardens Williamsburg||USA||10||May 18, 2007||Operating|
|Dive Coaster||Chimelong Paradise||China||10||February 7, 2008||Operating|
|Diving Coaster||Happy Valley (Shanghai)||China||8||August 16, 2009||Operating|
|Krake||Heide Park||Germany||6||April 16, 2011||Operating|
|Oblivion: The Black Hole||Gardaland||Italy||6||March 28, 2015||Operating|
|Baron 1898||Efteling||Netherlands||6||July 1, 2015||Operating|
|Valravn||Cedar Point||USA||8||May 7, 2016||Operating|
|Western Regions Heaven||Happy Valley||China||6||February 10, 2018||Operating|
|Draken||Gyeongju World||South Korea||Unknown||May 2018||Under construction|
|unknown||Canada's Wonderland||Canada||Unknown||2019||Under construction|
|Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Products||Dive • Family • Floorless • Flying • Hyper • Inverted • Stand-Up • Sitting • Wing|