Average Customer Review: based on 5 reviews.Rating: Compact all purpose survival radio and GPS
These GPS devices work in various ways, to my understanding and some are even paid subscription-type services. Can the Nautilus be used internationally? My understanding is that the unit sends a signal to a sat that can triangulate ur position, but to what accuracy? Does the sat send an active signal to the US Coast Guard? In GPS only mode, how long will the battery last? I do most of my diving in the Caribbean and Mexico. I have a friend that encased a different GPS system in his own casing that accidently tripped in Mexico and he had the Mexican authorities near him in 20 minutes...
Does this submit a distress signal to the search and rescue system or just to nearby boats? If not to search and rescue, do you know of any device that does communicate with search and rescue?
If I had two of them could they be used as walkie talkies while under water?
Hello Mark, at the surface you could use this as walkie talkie, but no you can''t use them underwater like that. If your looking to talk to your buddy while underwater you would need something like this: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-124/029944/Ocean-Reef-Neptune-Space-G.divers-Full-Face-Mask-with-Diver-Communication-Unit.html.
Lost my charging cord for mynautilus Lifeline? How much for a new one and where do I get it?
Hello Bill, here is the link to the new USB cable you are looking for to recharge your unit. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-167/230232/Nautilus-Lifeline-USB-Cord.html.
Using Your LifeLine
Green Button: Use to call with your buddy, other LifeLines, or the boat. Set to the channel of your choice.
Orange Button: Preset to the universal hail and distress channel (channel 16) to call any boats around you.
Red Button: Digital Distress sends an alert message and your GPS position to boats within 4000 square miles (Emergency Use Only. There may be severe penalties for improper use)
Ensure that your orange o-ring and USB cap are always clean and free of contaminants.
Ensure that protective cap for USB port is correctly inserted before use. (Caution: cap can be inserted backwards if forced)
Charge your Lifeline and perform a self-dianostic test before any dive trip or weekend of diving.
Always store LifeLIne in a dry place, out of direct sunlight, with cap open and antenna fully extended.
Gently rinse your LifeLine in fresh water after each use.
Upload your GPS position of your sites to Google maps.
Share your GPS locations on social media
Group Call - Transmit your position to other LIfeLInes
CUstomize - your LifeLine settings
Mark secret dive sites by sending your lifeline to the surface.
Who needs a Scuba GPS Radio? After all, my cell phone does all that for me. Sorry pal won’t happen, unless your Smart Phone is clever enough to survive a plunge to 130 feet.
Designed as an easy to operate, compact and reliable tool for divers, the Lifeline GPS Radio for Scuba Divers is the latest in marine radio technology featuring DSC (Digital Selective Calling) - part of a global upgrade in maritime distress communications. It has a full featured marine VHF radio and GPS that are simple and easy to use. With a push of a button, you can talk to your dive boat or another diver, contact any boat around you on the universal Hail and Distress channel or contact every boat within an 8 mile radius using a VHF radio with your GPS coordinates. So, if it is a simple boat pick up you need or if the matter is more urgent and requires emergency attention, the small, light weight and compact unit designed to easily attaches to a D-ring on your BCD is your answer. The Nautilus Lifeline updates and recharges using the common usb port on your compute rand has offers 30 minutes of talk time with a 24 hour battery life in emergency mode.
Even if you never have a need to use it, the Nautilus Lifeline offers divers the comfort of knowing they can get help in a hurry if needed.