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Diver buddy pinger

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by mikerault, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Lone Frogman

    Lone Frogman Amphibious ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here it is. http://www.desertstar.com/newsite/sport/sportscout.html You can buy it at http://www.leisurepro.com/Prod/DTSC.html its a good to find your way back to some thing. Maybe two divers and two beacons, that way you could find your buddy and they could find you. I dive with Mike sometimes and some of the viz is very low. You can spend a lot of time going back up surface to find your buddy. With Mike's idea you just go to the becon he's carrying or your buddy can return the beacon you are carrying.
     
  2. finadict

    finadict Garibaldi

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    If it was under $200.00 I would buy a set....
     
  3. Lone Frogman

    Lone Frogman Amphibious ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Me too.
     
  4. ArcticDiver

    ArcticDiver Solo Diver

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    Thanks for the info.

    Not sure how workable the light system is. Looks pretty awkward. But no matter; it fails the Reasonable Price criteria.
     
  5. mikerault

    mikerault Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Alpharetta, GA
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    Actaully I have the sport system already and find it very limited, having two would confuse the signals. They aren't digitally encoded just a flat pulse that the receiver hears. Great for a directional beacon to get you home to the boat or buoy, but not much good for intradiver work.

    Mike
     
  6. www.freedomfilm.com

    www.freedomfilm.com Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Anything that makes divers safer in an environment where the conditions and variables cannot be totally controlled is a good idea Mike. Alot of people might say that it is a technique problem or whatever, but the fact is if everyone who has lost someone to an accident, lost child, or missing hiker etc. could put one of these on after the fact... They would in an instant.
    Keep safe people... And help keep others safe.
     
  7. Mike Harmon

    Mike Harmon Angel Fish

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    Location: Overland, MO
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    Hi Group,

    I was just talking to my wife this morning about a very similar gadget. I'm a brand-new newbie (not even certified yet), but I can see the advantage of a VERY simple device to get your buddy's attention. I'm not talking about computers or telemetry, I'm just talking about a little noisemaker on a keychain that makes a noise you can hear underwater. It seems to me that a slate or hand signals aren't much good if your buddy isn't looking at you. The purpose of my version of the "pinger" is just to get your buddy to look at you so you can give him a signal. Does this make any sense?

    Mike
     
  8. Hickdive

    Hickdive Solo Diver

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  9. mikerault

    mikerault Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Nope, didn't know about the contest, but it is a great idea.
     
  10. Toolbox-13

    Toolbox-13 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: N.E. Pa, & Florida
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    LMAO....:)
     

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