Ideations Surface & Underwater Air Horn Dive Alert Plus V.2 DV1 004602

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Ideations Surface & Underwater Air Horn Dive Alert Plus V.2

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  • Brand new & completely redesigned!
    Not like most other sites that sell the old discontinued model 
     
  • Surface and Underwater Signaling Device
  • On the surface a blast of sound that can be heard up to a mile away
  • Great for getting your buddy's attention underwater
  • 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 XS, Mares AirControl, 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  
  • FULL MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY

Customer Reviews for Ideations Surface & Underwater Air Horn Dive Alert Plus V.2:

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Average Customer Review: based on 16 reviews.

Rating: Horn review
Reviewer: R Timothy Fitzner  -  View all my reviews
Works just fine. No problems at all. Puts a small bulge/loop in my air hose but does not interfere. Happy with the purchase. A breeze to install. Easy to remove too. Used it many times underwater. distinctive sound. My brother found it very useful as no one else had it, found it helpful to localize me when I used it. Hope to never have to use it above water.

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19 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great!
Reviewer: Tan Cheng Sang  -  View all my reviews
It is exactly what I was looking for as I am using a Hollis Solo and had been too lazy to get either a pointer or a whistle. Only down side I feel is that after attaching it to your inflator hose, the inflator hose loses some flexibility so oral inflating will require getting use to.

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18 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Reassuring and handy
Reviewer: Carlos P.  -  View all my reviews
I bought this for my daughter for our recent dive trip to the Carribean as we were planning some drift and night dives. It came in handy as a signaling device underwater and reassuring to know she can be heard on the surface for long distances if needed.

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30 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

Rating: A must scuba gear !
Reviewer: VP1049060 Antonio Banez  -  View all my reviews
On my last dive i had to surface early and left the group and buddy. No boat on site and waited for 5mins and tried to active few times, i dont have SMB around so i have to depend on this device, around 2mins more and saw the boat circling the bay, pressed few times again and the boat caught my attention. Must have for all divers, perfect combo with SMB too. Obviously i highly recommend this product !

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44 out of 94 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Alert Plus V.2
Reviewer: Merlin D Calhoun
I bought this after I took a Rescue class. After installing and testing it I cant imagine it being heard from very far on the surface. Under water is sounds like a sick duck. IAs you can tell I am not very impressed.

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12 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great way to get attention
Reviewer: Kevin H.  -  View all my reviews
You can use this version above or under water. You can use this either to make a piercingly loud sound (warn others) or a moderate gurgling sound for people who are relatively close. Its the real deal. Their is a self locking mechanism that keeps it from blaring unnecessarily.

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21 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Ideations Surface &Underwater Air Horn Dive Alert Plus V.2
Reviewer: larry jones  -  View all my reviews
I found the horn to be very good on the surface but could be louder under water. Just make sure you share the alert sound with your buddy while your under water so they can listen for the sound and be alerted.

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58 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Dive Alert Plus
Reviewer: Shawn M.  -  View all my reviews
Easy to integrate, just utilize a shorter LP hose spanning from 1st stage to BC. Nice to have this on deeper dives, when vis is bad and when any kind of penetration dive is done. Couldnt be easier to use

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72 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Ideations Surface & Underwater Air Horn Dive Alert Plus V.2 Review - $67.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: James D.  -  View all my reviews
Nice size, works fine. Can annoy other divers if used to much underwater.

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Rating: recent air horn purchase
Reviewer: MICHAEL M.
the size and ease of use of air horn is good. i tried it out at dive shop and the sound is very good. I will take it on my first trip shortly.

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7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Ideations Surface & Underwater Air Horn Dive Alert Plus V.2:


  • pam:

    What ideations surface and underwater air horn would work for a Aqualung lung Lotus i3 and the men s version of same? The inflator hose goes into the hard pocket on the side and is a flexible hose.

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, unfortunately the dive alerts aren't compatible with the i3's

  • Patricia:

    I just ordered (yesterday) the Dive Alert Plus V2 type 1 as a gift for a friend. I thought she had a regular bcd but apparently she has a side inflate BCD. Would that model still works for her? Or I need the type 2 or 3? If so is it too late to change my order? Thank you Patricia

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Patricia, Thank you for your inquiry! It’s not the style of BCD that determines the Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 Dive Alert Plus V2, it is the actual inflator unit. It comes in 3 BC styles: Standard Type I - Compatible with 85% of all power inflators except if fitted with the a breathable type inflator Type II - Compatible with Aeris Air Link, Oceanic Air XS, Mares AirControl, 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 http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-117/004602/Ideations-Dive-Alert-Plus-V.2.html If you would like to place an order, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: info@scuba.com

  • SI:

    My BCD is CRESSI travellight, and OCTO is Sherwood Brut Octopus. Is the divealert plus V2 compatible with them?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Dive Alert Plus V.2 Type I

  • jie:

    Hi My BCD is CRESSI travellight, and OCTO is Mares Prestige Octopus Is the divealert plus V2 compatible with them?

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Jie, Thank you for your inquiry! You will use the Dive Alert Plus V.2 Type 1 - Compatible with 85% of all power inflators, such as the Cressi Travellight BCD http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-117/004602/Ideations-Dive-Alert-Plus-V.2.html If you would like to place an order or have questions about our products, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: info@scuba.com

  • john:

    I went to Dive Alerts website as well as yours, and it does not list my power inflator, so I dont know which of the 2 (I know the "regular" alert wont work) to buy. I have the aqualung Airsource 3 QD. The closest I read was Div Alert 2 for the Mares Airsource. Pleas advise so I can buy! Thanks!

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Type 2 should fit if your Air Source has a quick disconnect. http://www.scuba.com/shop/product_display.asp?SKUCode=004603&Action=Search

  • Dave:

    I have a need to switch between standard inflator (at home in cold water with my Zeagle Ranger) and either an SS1/Air2 inflator (while travelling with my Scubapro/Air2 or Seaquest/SS1 BCD). Id prefer not to buy 3 units as Id only ever be using two at the same time (wife has an SS1 and I use an Air2 while travelling). Is there an adapter kit or standardized part I could get to buy two DiveAlert Plus v2 (standard Type I Im guessing, then with an adapter for the Type III)?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Dave, you would need to get this item to fit your standard power inflator to make it work with your alt octo/power inflator. Trident Air Hose Adapter web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-37/034046/Trident-Air-Hose-Adapter.html. Or if your Zeagle has the garden hose adaptor like your SS1 octo's. Then you could get the SS1 to fit your Zeagle and then you can use your power inflator for all of your BCD's. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Alvin:

    Which model will fit a cressi aquapro bc?

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Alvin, Thank you for your inquiry! You would need to order the Dive Alert Plus V.2 Standard Type I. This unit is compatible with 85% of all power inflators except if fitted with the a breathable type inflator such as your Cress aquapro bc http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-117/004602/Ideations-Dive-Alert-Plus-V.2.html If you would like to place an order or have questions about this product, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: info@scuba.com

  • Ray:

    Please tell me which version of Dive Alert Plus I need for my Scuba Pro Knighthawk BCD - I do NOT have the Air2 second stage, just the standard inflator buttons. And, if it turns out that you give me the wrong answer, can I return the unit for a full refund??

    Greg  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    For the standard BCD inflator, use the Dive Alert Plus - type I. This is the one for about 85% of all BCDs. You can always return unused products for a full refund within the first 60 days, for any reason

  • Valeri:

    I have a DiveRites TransPac harness with Voyager wing. Do I need Type 3 of DiveAlert? Thank you.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You would require the Type I

  • Hans:

    I have a Halcyon Eclipse BC, which type should I use? the connector of the hose looks like type II.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Hans, do you have just a standard power inflator then you will need the type 1. If you have an alt air source then you want to order the type that fits it. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Yue:

    Hi , i have two BC, one is Scubapro go+R095 octo. the other one is SEAQUEST PRO QD PLUS +R095octo. Could you advices which type i should use for the two BCs ? Thank you.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Type I should fit both.

  • Kevin:

    Hi~~ I had a Mares Hybrid MRS+ BCD for Men,can i using Ideations Surface & Underwater Air Horn Dive Alert Plus V.2?? Which type should i using?? And how much to shipping to Taiwan and can i pay it bu paypal?? Thanks!!

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Type I, You can place the order on the website. Using Amazon Checkout is the easiest way to process international orders. The shipping charge will be listed when you proceed to checkout and prior to submitting the order.

  • Erick:

    Hello, Ive got a Nomad XT (Dive Rite) bcd, which Type of Dive Alert PLUS v.2 shall I purchase. Thanks Erick

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    As long as the inflator is NOT a breathable integrated inflator it should take the standard inflator style. Type 1

  • Gary:

    Will this work on the Seaquest i3 type power inflater that is on the Seaquest ladies Pearl and on the Pro QD. The inflater is a toggle integrated into the lower left side of the BC.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Gary, yes on I3 type BCD the type I will work. It sits in an unusual angle but yes it will work.

  • clifford:

    I have a sherwood brute octo and sherwood avid bc, my wife has a sherwwod avid CQR.3 bc and a sherwwod brute octo. Can you tell me what type dive alert plus v.2 airhorn we would need.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Clifford, you will need the type I for both units.

  • Mike:

    Which type of Dive Alert fits the Oceanic Biolite BC? Want to purchase the right type for our trip to Palau.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    As long as you are using a standard inflator then order Surface & Underwater Air Horn Dive Alert Plus V.2 Type I

  • Drew:

    Hi, I have the Aeris Airlink alternate air source it looks like I need type II. Will it add a lot of bulk to the device or make it difficult to operate the powere inflator? Thanks! Drew

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Since the Dive Alert connects above the quick disconnect on Airlink, it will not effect how you operate the Airlink. In regards to the size it's easy to operate with and without gloves.

  • Denise:

    Two questions: I use an Aqualung Air Source (Neither unit nor literature specifies I, II or III). Which Ideations Surface & Underwater Air Horn Diver Alert Pus will be compatible with my Air Source? Also is this Ideations model the same or similar to the Aquatec Scub-Alert quacker? What type of noise does it make under the water?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, you would need the type 2. There is a demonstration video on our site so you can here what it sounds like.

  • Kevin:

    Im pretty sure I need the type 1 for my Cressi Aquaride elite. Would you please verify.. Thsnks

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hi Kevin, Yes you would need a type 1.

  • Leonardo:

    Hello. I would like to use the stuff added to an extra hose. Dive Alert/ Lifeline USA Product Manager, told me that´s a correct way to use the DA: "you can even remove the female coupling on the DiveAlert and replace it with a standard 3/8 24 port plug". Please let me know if you have there to sell such element. (I can´t identify it as a standard accessory)Thanks. Leo.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    We only offer the Dive Alerts as they come standard from the manufacturer with the quick disconnect fittings.

DiveAlertPLUS is a specially designed, small, light weight pneumatic signaling device that uses quick-connect/disconnect hose couplings to become an integrated part of your power inflator. Installation is easy and takes only a moment.

DiveAlertPLUS uses a small amount of air from your SCUBA tank to make a piercingly loud sound in air or water. People have been able to hear a DiveAlertPLUS one mile away from a diver in need above water. In conditions where visibility is limited, a DiveAlertPLUS can be a life saver. Underwater you can sound for attention quickly with a squeeze of the device.

Maintenance

After each use, DiveAlertPLUS should be rinsed with fresh water. This is especially important after use in chlorinated swimming pools and in other water having corrosive substances. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you blow the water out of DiveAlertPLUS before storing. This can be done by pressurizing and activating both the surface and subsurface signaling elements. We recommend that you cup your hand over the surface signaling element to muffle the loud noise.

NO MODS REQUIRED
DiveAlertPLUS does not require any modification to your equipment, and it does not interfere with the normal operation of your equipment. The DiveAlertPLUS comes in three different models to accommodate different connectors: DV1, DV2, and DV3.

EASY TO USE DESIGN
Once the tank is turned on and the DiveAlertPLUS connected, squeeze the DiveAlertPLUS softly underwater for a subsurface signal. Or squeeze it firmly on the surface for a loud surface signal blast. Check that DiveAlertPLUS is installed correctly and functioning properly before every dive. Also be careful not to point DiveAlertPLUS toward yourself or toward anyone who is in close proximity to you when you activate the surface signal (it’s really loud!).

HOW IT WORKS
The DiveAlertPLUS uses chrome-plated brass couplings to attach to your power inflator. Squeezing the device engages the actuator valve stem causing a small amount of air to flutter a stainless steel diaphragm, emitting a piercingly loud sound from the injection-molded thermoplastic body. The subsurface / underwater signal is produced by a percussion 'buzzing' noise made by a piston hitting a stainless steel diaphragm much like a drum.

Specifications
Body and Internal Elements:
Injection-molded Thermoplastic Diaphragms:
Stainless Steel
Couplings
Chrome-plated Brass

Ideations Dive Alert Plus v.2

When not being heard is NOT an option.

The current version of the Dive Alert from Ideations improves upon the original product that divers around the world have come to recognize. The original version is a small, light weight air horn that emits a tremendously piercing sound that can be heard above the water as far away as a mile (1.6km). Attaching between the power inflator or inflatable octo on the bcd and the low pressure inflator hose the unit uses a small amount of air from the diver’s cylinder to allow a diver on the surface in all visibility conditions to signal his partner or a boat.

The Dive Alert Plus v.2 is more than a simply redesigned version of the old original. While the Dive Alert Plus v.2 offers a new and redesigned, more streamline look, the difference goes much deeper. The newly updated design on the case not only makes the unit more appealing but it’s also more ergonomically efficient to grasp and operate. The older unit requires the user to push the button straight inward around the “guards” situated around the button that are designed to prevent accidental operation of the horn. This design can prove problematic when used with thicker gloves in cold water conditions. The streamlined design of the Dive Alert Plus v.2 lets the user grasp the unit and wrap their hands/fingers around the horn for a secure grip while depressing the button to activate the signaling device.

While the Dive Alert has always been one of the most successful surface signaling devices available to divers the most significant improvement comes underneath the surface of the water. By depressing the button softly underwater the Dive Alert Plus v.2 creates a loud buzzing noise caused by a small piston vibrating against a stainless steel diaphragm similar in thought to a drum. This buzzing noise can help locate a lost buddy or get the attention of other divers in the area when needed.

With its design placing it between the low pressure inflator hose and the bcd’s inflator or inflatable octo, the Dive Alert Plus v.2 sits inline along the corrugated hose on the bcd and out of the way of snagging or the normal operation of the divers equipment. It comes in 3 different models to allow it to incorporate into any model of inflator connection.

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