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Article: Best signalling equipment from the searchers point of view

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Articles' started by Navy OnStar, May 4, 2012.

  1. Navy OnStar

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  2. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    One thing not often mentioned is sunscreen and water ... I have unused trim pouches on my BC that would hold a few things , like sealed drinking water pouches
     
  3. slingshot

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    Could you comment on the utility of aiming a mirror vs trying to flash an aircraft without specifically aiming it? I have a grid aiming device on my mirror, but it doesn't seem to have held up well, though the mirror itself is still functional.

    I usually carry a small mirror, a 7 ft yellow carter float, an OMS dye marker, as well as a UK eLED+ pocket light on every dive, night or day. I have variably used a storm whistle and a dive alert. Thanks for your comments.
     
  4. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Aiming mirror at specific person/target can be done by holding arm out and making "V" with fingers bracketing target and flashing fingers with mirror (thanks Walter)

    And I always post these two to these kind of threads, very good and useful info ....

    EVERYONE ... you need to save this, a very good, if long, read on rescue trials in real world conditions, conducted in the Scapa Flow ... How far can you see me? ... Diver location trials, Scapa Flow Charters : Introduction

    And this .. Equipped to Survive ... EQUIPPED TO SURVIVE (tm) - SIGNALING GROUP
    ... and the rest of the website is a treasure trove of info ... Survival Gear and Equipment Evaluations - EQUIPPED TO SURVIVE (tm)

    And one more, an interesting new product at DEMA ... Quality Diving Equipment by Custom Divers - SEEKER - RADAR DETECTABLE SMB
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    DEMA video ... The Underwater Channel ... at 5:32
     
  5. Traci E. Winters

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    I bought a Nautilus Lifeline GPS/Radio for $265... not too expensive and considering it could save lives, an expense I'm willing to pay.
     
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    a Navy Helicopter Pilot have good experience and responsibility because many people lost sea of many time then losing this people a navy person rid beside itself and it is a remarkable aim for everyman.
    best wishes for you.
     
  7. D_B

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    I think this thread and this information is very useful and the above sites worth reading/visiting
     
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    Link to article is broken.
     
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