Scuba Gear Reviews by Robert McGill
Rating: Inner tube for dive float 09/19/2006
Heavy duty inner tube makes a rugged stable float. Dont try to use a vinyl pool toy as it will not stand up and they dont have a rugged valve. At first, the tube was lopsided with one section bigger (fatter) than the rest of the tube but it evened out in a couple of weeks. People I know have told me that they have not had to replace this tube after even 12+ years of use.
Innovative Deluxe Innertube Cover
Rating: Dive Float Cover (for inner tube) 09/19/2006
large stable dive float. extra pocket for stowing flat items (wet notes, laminated items, rolled up dive flag, etc). very durable material dont get the cheap plastic/nylon covers as they will not last. i personally know someone that did and it didnt even last the first dive. mesh bottom for good draining. large size has plenty of room for anchor, and line. four sturdy handholds 90° apart. metal grommet for flag pole. only weak feature is the plastic ring on the bottom for the anchor line. i replaced it with a 2-1/2 stainless steel split ring. i do not use a standard fiberglass rod for the dive flag pole. instead, i bought a replacement bungeed tent rod kit and made a collapsing pole that is held together with 1/16" shock cord running down the center of the hollow fiberglass shafts. you can by a kit at many camping supply and sports stores.