Ideations Dive Alert DA1 004040

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Ideations Dive Alert

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  • The most effective and convenient surface signaling device available
  • Attaches between the power inflator and the low pressure hose
  • Installation is easy and takes only a moment
  • Specially designed, small, lightweight air horn
  • Uses a small amount of air from your SCUBA tank to make a piercingly loud sound
  • Comes in 3 BC styles
    • Standard Type I - Compatible with 85% of all standard power inflators except if fitted with the a breathable type inflator. If your Bouyancy Compensator "BC" is equipped with a breathable type inflator select an option below
    • Type II - Compatible with Aeris Air Link, Oceanic Air XS2, Zeagle Octo+, Aqualung Air Mic, Seaquest Air Source, Apeks Octo+ or Beuchat Venturi
    • Type III - Compatible Sherwood Gemini, Tusa Duo-Air, DiveRite RiteSource, H2Odyssea Inflator plus, Atomic SS1 or Scuba Pro Air II, Zeagle Octo-Z Breathable Inflator

And the reviews are in:
"At Cocos Island the currents can be wild. I surfaced over 100 yards away from the pickup Zodiac. One blast from my Dive-Alert and they saw me. It's simply attached, effective and could be a life saver. I wouldn't leave home without it." -Stan Waterman / Underwater Cinematographer

"...a crocodile or by a horde of mosquitoes. With Dive-Alert the tender quickly found me
and turned what could have been an all-night stay in a Raja Ampat mangrove swamp into a non-issue!"
-Norbert Wu / Underwater Photographer

Customer Reviews for Ideations Dive Alert:

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Average Customer Review: based on 17 reviews.

Rating: Ideations Dive Alert Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: John T.
Love this attachment. I havent seen anything better to get help. Be carful of which one you buy. Different BCs are not all created the same and will require one of three different Dive Alert that will fit your respective BC.

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Rating: A must for any diver
Reviewer: Ines Vargas Esquivel  -  View all my reviews
I bought this device and finally got what I was looking for. A divice that makes me feel save on the open sea. A bout can ear me up to 1.5 mile distance GREAT!!!

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27 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great!!
Reviewer: Daniel A.
Working for a dive operation in Brazil I always carry my divealert. I only had to use it once, when the current shifted and took me and a novice diver farther out into the ocean. The skipper immediately heard the whistle and promptly arranged for our pick up. A must with a deco marker for ocean diving.

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176 out of 362 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Dont get caught w/o it
Reviewer: Scott Michael  -  View all my reviews
I never dive in open ocean without a dive alert. I needed another one so I bought it. Just make sure not to test it without covering the horn with your hand unless you want to hack off everyone in the dive boat. The output is LOUD and can damage your hearing. If you have to use it in the water I would suggest covering the ear nearest to it.

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379 out of 731 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Hope I never need it but...
Reviewer: Scott Michael  -  View all my reviews
I had one of these for my old inflator. When I switched to a ScubaPro Air2, I decided to upgrade to a Dive Alert Plus with a Type III connector. You can read my negative review of that device elsewhere. I returned it and purchased a standard Dive Alert with a type III connector. Just remember to always rinse it out after using it in salt water and when you blow the water out of it after rinsing, PLEASE for the sake of your ears and those around you, keep your palm over the bell of the horn. I accidentally hit it before a dive in St. Lucia last month and my ears are still ringing.

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365 out of 776 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Loud
Reviewer: Joe K.  -  View all my reviews
Required by most Capt.s, seems pricey when a Storm whistle works very well.

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213 out of 432 people found this review helpful.

Rating: dive alert
Reviewer: sharon o.
I have not yet had a chance to use it, but I purchased it because I was impressed with the system my dive buddy has. Ill let you know when I get to dive with it. Hopefully, i will never need to use it!

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276 out of 554 people found this review helpful.

Rating: WOW!
Reviewer: Scott T.  -  View all my reviews
I found the Dive Alert to be a great purchase. It is one of those things that you hope you will never have to use but is comforting to know you have it. It is extremely loud so do not point is at anyone when you activate it.

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356 out of 729 people found this review helpful.

Rating: dive alert standard
Reviewer: joel tobey  -  View all my reviews
The dive alert was shipped in a timely manner. The next weekend I took it on a dive to try it out. It did all that was said in the advertisement for the product. It was so loud my dive buddy told me not to use it again unless I had to that the sound would hurt her ears. I do alot of ocean diving and after seeing the movie "Open Water" I decided that this was necessary for ocean diving with dive groups as I never want to be left behind.

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448 out of 879 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Dive Alert Standard Type I
Reviewer: Charles Miller  -  View all my reviews
Fits nice to BC and easy to use. Great safety divice and would recommend for any diver. Price is great......

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250 out of 491 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Ideations Dive Alert:

  • Jonathan:

    Is this ok to use with nitrox?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at


  • Jonathan:

    Looking to use this in CA coastal waters 45-52 F average temp. Is this ok for this temp?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    No problem in CA Waters.

  • Richard:

    Can you tell me the style to suit a Aquatec Sunny BCD

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Type I should fit. Most BCs are a standard inflator.

  • craig:

    Does this also work underwater?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Craig, yes this is above water signaling device only. The V.2 is the under/above water signaling device.

  • Jason:

    I have a Sherwood Avid BC. Am I ok with the Standard unit? Thank you.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Yes the standard will fit.

  • Jantina:

    I have a : LaZer Scuba BC for Women (zeagle) and need a dive alert little unit. I found that mine does not fit this unit ..totally different hose connections. I have a dive-alert plus. Which one do I need?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jantina, if you have a standard power inflator you will need a type I. If you have the octo/power inflator all in one unit then you will need the type II or III. Depends on which one you own. If you own the the Zeagle octo + then it is a type II. If you have the octo-Z then you need the type III.

  • Curt:

    I dont own my on bc. I rent them. Which Dive Alert should I buy?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Typically the Type I will fit most standard Low Pressure Inflators.

  • Txdiver:

    Which device do i need for zena zip vest BC and oceanic regulator ?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    If the bcd is using a standard Power Inflator )as opposed to an inflatable octo) Type I would be the choice.

DiveAlert is a specially designed, small, light weight air horn that uses quick-connect / disconnect hose couplings to become an integrated part of your power inflator and buoyancy compensator. Installation is easy and only takes a moment.

DiveAlert uses a small amount of air from your SCUBA tank to make a piercingly loud sound. People have been able to hear a DiveAlert one mile away from a diver in need. In conditions where visibility is limited, a DiveAlert can be a life saver.

After each use, your DiveAlert should be pressurized and rinsed with fresh water with the rest of your gear. Make sure that before every dive you check that DiveAlert is installed correctly and functioning properly. When testing, be careful not to point DiveAlert toward yourself or toward anyone else or loss of hearing could result.

DiveAlert does not require any modification to your equipment, and it does not interfere with the normal operation of your equipment. The DiveAlert comes in three different models to accommodate different connectors: DA1, DA2, and DA3.

Simply press the orange button to create a piercingly loud sound. Do not point the DiveAlert towards anyone, as it could cause hearing damage. It is that loud.

The DiveAlert uses chrome-plated brass couplings to attach to your power inflator. The activator button engages a chrome-plated brass actuator valve stem causing a small amount of air to rush by a stainless steel diaphragm, emitting a piercingly loud sound from the injection-molded thermoplastic body.

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