Innovative Aqua Maraca Signaling Device SP-0398 030870
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Average Customer Review: based on 25 reviews.

Rating: Handy dandy
Reviewer: Carlos P.  -  View all my reviews
Simple, effective way of getting your dive buddys attention. Great value.

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22 out of 42 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Great Signal Device for the Price
Reviewer: Jennifer W.
I bought this for a recent 6 day diving trip. Its ligthweight and quiet until you need to alert your buddy to something. It floats and takes up no space for travelling. I would highly recommend this product. For the price - it is a good buy.

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88 out of 175 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Aqua Maraca
Reviewer: Robin G.  -  View all my reviews
Hey, for the price, it does what it is supposed to do. Its not super loud but seems to work as well as some of the other product my dive buddies use. I cant use a tack banger due to shoulder troubles, this suits me fine. Good price here, saw it at some dive resorts and of course it was triple the price.

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203 out of 401 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Works great!
Reviewer: Richelle S.  -  View all my reviews
I bought this for our recent trip to Grand Cayman because I also have trouble getting my husbands attention under water. It worked great. He could hear it really well from at least 10 away for sure. He wants one now. Also, it floats. I had it attached to a lanyard around my neck and it would float up to the top of the water while snorkeling. I got the bright yellow one so it was nice. I attach a small mask defogger to the same lanyard and the signaling device helped it to float.

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176 out of 366 people found this review helpful.




Rating: A MUST HAVE!
Reviewer: David T.  -  View all my reviews
My wife and I were on a dive in Grand Cayman when we heard this rattle from another diver. Great sound that travels well without being too obtrusive and much more distinctive than banging on an aluminum 80L. Very conveniant, fits right in the BC pocket. I tie mine to the zipper-pull so I dont have to worry about losing it. I bought one on the island (at twice the price!) and this one was for my wife because she loves how well mine works.

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238 out of 463 people found this review helpful.




Rating: So ease to signal my partner
Reviewer: James S.  -  View all my reviews
I used to get frustrated diving with my wife. She and I could never get each others attention. Now with a few shakes we know exactly what the other wants. Plus she now doesnt dive right above me anymore.

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309 out of 595 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Not noisy enough
Reviewer: JOYANNE S.  -  View all my reviews
These are great if you are trying to signal someone fairly close in proximity to you but on a recent trip to Cozumel, I could not get our dive guides attention to signal that we were going up. He was no more than 25 feet away. But like I said, if you want to signal your dive buddy, who should be fairly close to you anyway, than it will serve its purpose.

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257 out of 508 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Its OK...
Reviewer: Ken N.  -  View all my reviews
I bought this for my son when he was doing his first diving with me over this summer. I wanted him to be able to get my attention. I found that if he was more than a few feet from me it was easy not to notice the sound. Because it was clipped to his BC it was tossed around enough that when he was nearby I would hear it as it rattled around. Once you get used to it you can tell the difference between rattling around on your buddys BC and someone deliberately shaking it to attract your attention.

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Rating: Aqua Maraca Signaling Device
Reviewer: David Reese
What a great little product small, light weight and effective. I just came back from a scuba trip and saw several people with the large aluminum rattles. I received several question on where I got mine. Of course I told them SCUBA.com Thanks

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178 out of 356 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Bottom Line: "I would buy it again"
Reviewer: Robert K.  -  View all my reviews
i researched all sorts of manner of similar devices and then ed this one to take to roatan on a trip with my son. it has a distinctive sound underwater and was invaluable in getting his attention. other types of devices driven by air are much too obnoxious in a group setting but could be useful when diving only with one other buddy. this device was "just right" and did what it advertised. hint: also bring along an erasable slate (the etch-a-sketch type) as once you get the attention of your dive buddy, you wont have to resort to sign language to get your message across.

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307 out of 629 people found this review helpful.




Rating: For the hard of hearing
Reviewer: Joseph P. Mullen
My dive buddy and I really enjoy sharing the beautiful things we see under water, but I dont seem to be able to hear the sound of her tapping on her tank. A dive master on a trip to Roatan used the Aqua Maraca to get our attention and I heard it every time. If signalling to your partner has been a problem for you and your partners then the Aqua Maraca might be just the thing to try.

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167 out of 340 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Aqua Maraca Signaling Device
Reviewer: Sally E.  -  View all my reviews
Although not as pretty at some, this signaling device is clear and audible, but doesnt scare things away. A great addition to my dive gear.

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93 out of 188 people found this review helpful.




Rating: worked great every time.
Reviewer: marilynn hays  -  View all my reviews
i wasnt comfortable banging on my tank, so purchased this. i hang it on the front of my vest its easily accessible, and it catches the attention of your dive buddy very well. its light and easy to use, id definitely recommend it.

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207 out of 420 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Make some noise
Reviewer: Greg Mauldin  -  View all my reviews
Great signaling device under water. No more reaching behind you to try and find a tank banger. This will fit either in a BC pocket or can be attached to a D ring. Makes a very unique but attention catching sound.

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203 out of 418 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Aqua Maraca
Reviewer: Elizabeth Bugiel  -  View all my reviews
Great device. I use it for both confined water and open water training dives. Compact and easy to hang from my BC. The noise is loud enough to get students attention, but not overly startling. Like much more than standard tank banger.

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271 out of 535 people found this review helpful.




Rating: signaling device
Reviewer: kevin thomas  -  View all my reviews
works very good. thank you.

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154 out of 295 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Not loud enough
Reviewer: Lucas P.  -  View all my reviews
A decent noise maker, but not loud enough. My wife often cannot hear it when she is wearing a hood.

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100 out of 208 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Good Item
Reviewer: Peter S.  -  View all my reviews
Great little noise-maker under water. I got it for my 81 year old father so he had something to get my attention underwater.

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164 out of 335 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Good stuff
Reviewer: CRAIG RICHEY  -  View all my reviews
Great add on to BC. Works well

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196 out of 403 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Needs volume
Reviewer: Dominick D.  -  View all my reviews
I was like 8 feet above my buddy shaking the crap out of that thing and I could barely hear it. You could make your own for far less than $17.

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162 out of 318 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Aqua Maraca
Reviewer: chris garven  -  View all my reviews
compact...nice and loud..

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222 out of 447 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Maraca
Reviewer: M Renee Mayeux  -  View all my reviews
Very economical compared to similar products. Met my expectations. Will be testing underwater next month. Plan to test it attached to BC vs wrist.

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156 out of 327 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Great Item
Reviewer: RIchard Hubble  -  View all my reviews
This is a great tool to have under water. And works great.

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187 out of 382 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Aqua Maraca
Reviewer: Erin Ciccone
Im very disappointed in this product. I tried using it several times to get my buddys attention but its just not loud enough. Dont waste your money on it!

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119 out of 263 people found this review helpful.




Rating: Wife pleaser
Reviewer: sean demelo  -  View all my reviews
My wife can never get my attention under water without tugging on me. You can hear these rattles a long way off. I think they are great safety devices.

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170 out of 345 people found this review helpful.