It cost too much to run. There was never a long line/no crowds at the ride. Maybe they are making room for something new in the future. The list could go on, but I think it was mostly a maintainence nightmare.
SFGAMNUT, I like your tribute to the dive, very cool. I also liked the power dive, and really I cant imagine it being much of a maintenence nightmare....Seemed to me like it was a tire spining to push the thing back and forth. Then again, I don't know much about how that sort or ride is maintained, so I cant really talk. Seems simple though.
booya, Touchdown was simply referring to the fact that on rct/rct2 the ride is a pirate ship, not that Power Dive itself was. AND for a little insight. The land that Power Dive is on was the previous home to "THE EDGE", and while it had a few minor defects so did the Power Dive. Guests were always complaining about a restraint not working, not that if one didn't work the other two wouldn't keep you in, because there were three, lap bar, shoulder harness, and seatbelt. On another note, it wasn't a very high people mover, with a max capacity for 600 people an hour other rides offer a much better experience at a faster rate. Look forward to hearing the rest of your comments.
Well from the countless years i have visited the park, they have never given us something huge like a coaster , then the next year another new coaster or thrill ride , it seems SFGAM always seem to just sit back a year after they open something the previous year, mainly they open some new theming to the park which turns out to be alright in the long run