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Reviewer: Ken CottrellSize does matter! SURFACE MARKER BUOY - While diving, anything can happen- current changes, storms, waves, etc. At night its even worse! On Feb. 26, 2015 while in Cozumel, an unusual cold front brought in all of the above. March can be unpredictable in Cozumel. We went down with good weather only to surface with 5-6 waves and the boat no where to be found! PADIs new rules for divers to carry a SMB hadnt made it to any of the 7 other divers in our boat except our DM. And his was a small sausage. What started out to be the brunt of compensation jokes, soon proved to be a game changer. The waves and strong current were separating 4 other divers from us. We needed a boat fast! I was glad I bought Highlands 10 SMB. With minimal air...View Full Review
Reviewer: Willis ChungLighter and more compact than shaker sticks. Easily heard underwater. - We took a pair of these to Bonaire for a week of diving, and my son and I were able to hear these at a range of 50 feet or so while wearing hoods. There were times when we didnt hear each other, but it seemed to happen less often compared to using our shaker sticks. Went down to 105 with these without a problem. The advantages over shaker sticks: much lighter, easier to find the unit to signal (screwed in to one of the shoulder strap D-ring pulls), easier to signal for a long time, can signal and do other things at same time (take pictures, look for slate to write something, etc) Disadvantages compared to a shaker stick: accidental activation in and out of the water (I tape a...View Full Review
Reviewer: Jeff BakerFailed During First Dive - The Good: The product design is great for the ease of portability. I travel by kayak to my favorite snorkeling spots and it takes up almost no room in my dive bag. The Bad: The product design is terrible based on the choice of material and manufacturing method. The plastic flag is spot-welded (e.g. melted) to the plastic flag stick. On my unit, the bottom weld was too deep and crimped the flag stick. Within an hour of use on the very first dive the flag stick failed at the crimp and flopped over like a dead fish making the flag virtually invisible to approaching boats. Not good. Upon returning home, I shoved a length of heavy gauge wire through the hollow plastic flag to give it...View Full Review
Reviewer: Jose C.Excelent choice for a SMB - I ordered this SMB because the other one I have and I´ve been using did not have a bottom opening to fill it with an Octo. This XS Scuba SMB does have both the bottom opening for an Octo and the valve to inflate it with your mouth or conecting a BCD hose which is a hustle and cumbersome. I went diving this weekend and used my new XS Scuba SMB, it worked perfect inflating it with my octo, it is probably the largest SMB I´ve seen which a good thing to have to be seen if you dive from a boat. It has a relief valve on top which prevents the SMB from bursting and also allows you to deflate it. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that because of the size of it when deflated and...View Full Review
Reviewer: Patrick W.Shark Shield Freedom 7 Review - $649.00 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - I was surprised at the size of the freedom 7 when I unpackaged it and was concerned about how the meter long tail would perform in the kelp beds of Southern California. However, I was pleasantly surprised after my first spearfishing session with it. It didnt get wrapped up in the kelp one bit. The tail has some rigidity to it. It wrapped up in my float line once or twice but it was not a huge deal. The ankle strap is very comfortable over a wetsuit and I barely noticed the main unit. Im sure it may be more noticeable when skinning it in warmer water. Occasionally, the tail of the unit touched my leg or back and would send a jolt of electricity to that muscle group. Its not painful, just...View Full Review
Reviewer: Christine O.Tank Marker Lamp - I really like this device! It solves the problem of carrying "extra" batteries for the occasional night dive. You no longer need them. (One more point of failure is removed.) As it says in the ad copy, the expected life of the non-replaceable power source is about 500 hours. Thats A LONG TIME. This lamp is bright, easy to test, durable, and wonderfully small. The only aspect I changed was to use the cap of a beverage container to contrive a protective cover for the end terminals, which are thin copper wires that poke up from their epoxy substrate by about 1/8th inch. I dont want them bashed against other gear during transport, so just to be safe Ive capped them with a cover.
Reviewer: Terry P.Innovative Paracord Survival Bracelet Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - Good, extremely solid design and clasp but if you intend to wear on wrist rather that on BC, etc. the sizing is large. I got a large/x-large but would need a medium to wear on wrist.
Reviewer: Ryan R.ScubaPro X-Tek Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - A little bit pricey, but its a very technical and convenient SMB nonetheless. You can use both oral or regulator to inflate and it will stay upright on the surface. For those wondering, it does comes with a small bag for storage and velcro to keep it roll up.
Reviewer: robert demaryNautilus Lifeline GPS Radio for Scuba Divers Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - The best device for insuring you life. Communicates with dive boats and locates you when separated from your party. Buy it!!!!
Reviewer: joel t.Safety sausage - I purchase two 8 safety sausages one for me and one for my wife in preparation for the scuba diving trip to the Gulf. In fact I had to deploy the sausage during one dive since I did not finish the dive at the boat and had to be picked up by the recovery boat. The sausage was deployed for visibility. The sausage was easy to inflate, however, it would not stand up once inflated, it would just lay on the water. I had to hold it in the middle while holding on to the morring line to get it to stand up. This would essencially cut the height of the sausage in half.
Reviewer: Mark W.Good buoy, bad flag - buoy is solid with a heavy liner and came with about 80 feet of cord. the flag pole is very flimsymine broke within a few minutes. plan on replacing it with a piece of heavier pvc. the flag itself has no stiffener and the stipe is only 1.5 inches wide, which could be a problem in some jurisdictions.
Reviewer: Rudy M.simple signalling device - I got three of these one for me, my wife and my son. They are as simple as you can get. No batteries and doesnt require any special device to use. Plus they safely tuck away in my bcd and can be accessed in seconds.
Reviewer: Rastam H.Loud! and Clear! - Bought the Type I to be used with my Apeks WTX-D18. The Apeks inflator hose is a bit big so the horn fits a bit snug. However, its still easy to use. Just unlock and press. Works the same both underwater and above. Be careful where you point this, as it is really loud above water. Definitely lift your inflator hose above your head before you press it.