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Reviewer: Jeff Baker on 8/24/2008Failed 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: Willis Chung on 3/31/2014Lighter 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: Patrick W. on 6/22/2014Shark 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: joel t. on 9/8/2008Safety 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: Richard Haltrich on 11/2/2014Quest is over - I had purchased a Mini Hammerhead several years ago. It just recently starting having leakage problems. To my dismay I wasnt able to find someone to repair it. I also was not able to locate another one till now. It is a GREAT attention getter under water. So far no one has complained about its use. As for the Dive Alert, lets just say this, It has saved me twice from being left behind.. It really works. Now the best of both worlds in one instrument. GREAT Job!!!!!
Reviewer: Peter Kompas on 9/23/2014Zeagle Deluxe Signal Tube (SMB) Review - $47.79 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - This product seems to be durable and overall good quality whichI was going for. You do not want anything to fail on youwhen you need it the most. It wasnt very clear from website and pictures what it would look like sizewise and what kind of material it is made of and what is its durability, but i gotwhat I was looking for. I bought juts one because I wasnt sure about the product as I described, but Im going to get the same one for my wife now.
Reviewer: Sarah S. on 9/7/2014Innovative Line Holder with Line Review - $8.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - This line holder is easy to use and reliable. It has a nice large spindle so you dont have to keep winding or unwinding all the time. At first I didnt know why it had a ring on the middle of the handle. Heres what its for: Attach a clasp to the ring so that the clasp is not hooked to the ring. Then you can clip off the line so that the line doesnt come unraveled from the spindle.
Reviewer: Matthew S. on 2/4/2015Well made and handy - Easy to deploy, even in a stiff current. Takes some practice to get enough air in, but not too much, at depth. (Good practice for clearing the reg!). Easy to deflate and roll up for the next dive.
Reviewer: John W. on 1/1/2015Trident Signal Tube Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) Review - $28.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - This SMB is a heavy-duty plastic. It seems sturdy enough, but that makes it heavy and a bit bulky. I would prefer one made of nylon. I dont have real experience with it yet.
Reviewer: Ray H Gray III on 7/5/2008A must have survival accessory - small, compact, and effective. as a former navy aircraft carrier pilot i know the necessity of open water survival gear and the need to communicate your presence over a large distance. between march and june 2008 there were 7 instances in the media where divers were left floating in open water for 3 to 60 hours. in the vast ocean, you have three basic concerns staying afloat, staying alive, and being seen. in the daytime, a survival mirror transforms your visual presence from an invisible black dot on the surface of the ocean to a bright dot visible out to ten miles! all the above divers reported seeing rescue craft looking for them but could not get their attention. when you practice...View Full Review
Reviewer: Scott Johnson on 4/15/2014Rattle for underwater noise works well - We ordered this because my wife doesnt like to use a carabiner to tap her tank for an underwater noise signal. It clipped on a D-Ring and was easy to use and stow. The noise was not terribly loud but produced a distinctive noise so we always knew it was her originating the signal. Good product at good pricepoint.
Reviewer: Dick Yocum on 9/29/2014Innovative Torpedo Buoy with 60 Feet of Line Review - $46.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - Buoy was good for spearfishing. The line or cord tangled very easy. Got tangle first time out and couldnt desend past 6 feet. Had to cut the line. Bought another rope and buoy worked good after that.