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Nautilus Lifeline and Diver Lost for 13 Hours in Hawaii

Discussion in 'Nautilus Lifeline' started by citycountryguy, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Broct

    Broct Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
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    I am very interested in his feedback too...

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  2. Nautilus Explorer

    Nautilus Explorer ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Richmond BC
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    Hi,
    Mike Lever here from Nautilus Lifeline, I am the inventor of the unit
    I had a long conversation with Scott this morning. He is absolutely fine. He is a very nice guy
    We are FedExing him 2 replacement units this afternoon, so that he can send his unit back to us for a complete tear down.
    Scott is going to continue using the Lifeline on his dives but for his purposes he wishes to carry 2 lifelines with him at all times.
    He is sending the unit back to us for a full evaluation, we are all anxious to get to the bottom of this and we will further publish a comprehensive analysis report on the unit.
    Safe diving!!!
    Captain Mike

     
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  3. onefastpony

    onefastpony Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Dover, FL
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    Thank you. I can't wait for the report to be made and look forward to reading it.
     
  4. Nautilus Explorer

    Nautilus Explorer ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Richmond BC
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    Hi, Mike here, President of Nautilus Lifeline


    We have been in touch with Scott over in Hawaii. The fellow who had the
    really troubling drift out to sea. We hope to receive his unit in our lab
    very shortly. This last week has been very troubling and there has been a
    considerable amount of discussion and feedback on our design side as well as
    with our dealers and distributors and with many, many people on forums and
    chat rooms. We're very grateful to everybody for their feedback.


    We're taking some proactive steps without knowing exactly what happened out
    in Hawaii. We believe we can make the product even better by shifting our
    thinking on the firmware. Up until now, we have recommended that the unit
    get charged every couple of months or if the battery level drops below 80%.
    Make sure the O-ring is clean and take the Lifeline away and go diving. Is
    there if you need it. We now think that it would be better to treat the
    Lifeline with the same level of care that a rebreather or other complex
    equipment such as a camera is treated i.e. if you're going out on a dive
    that may require a Lifeline, it's best to test it and check everything
    before you go on the dive. We are going to update the firmware to include a
    self diagnostic test that can be performed by the simple touch of a button.
    So before you go diving all you have to do is open the lid and press the
    button for a couple of seconds and the unit will go into a diagnostic
    routine, load test the battery for 4 or 5 seconds and hopefully send a
    message that reads “diagnostic check complete, clear to go diving”.


    We are also going to switch the display over to continuously show the
    percentage of battery level. We're going to modify the button so that the
    strobe can be activated without being in the distress mode. And we are going
    to adjust the Lifeline desktop software so that a battery conditioning mode
    can be activated.


    All of these things are intended to tweak and improve what we already hope
    is very good functionality on the Lifeline. One of the great things about
    the Lifeline is that it is a peripheral computing device which means that
    all that an owner of a Lifeline has to do to upgrade the firmware is open
    their Lifeline desktop software, click on update, and have their Lifeline
    connected to the computer via a USB cord. Everything else should happen
    automatically.


    We welcome all suggestions and feedback and ideas on anything we can do to
    make this great product even better. Our goal remains “Get found. Fast”.
    Please don't hesitate to write.


    Captain Mike Lever.
     
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  5. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Wow I own one myself and am also a little concerned by this
     
  6. cmulvaney

    cmulvaney REEF Volunteer

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Addison, Texas, United States
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  7. John A Lewis

    John A Lewis Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: DFW
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    Mike--you posted this on February 22. Today is April 8.

    Respectfully, when can we expect the analysis report you promised?
     
  8. citycountryguy

    citycountryguy Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Alexandria, VA
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    Yes, I am headed to Cozumel in two weeks and was actually delaying a purchase until an update was posted. Not sure what to do at the moment.
     
  9. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location:
    6,116
    1,897
    113
    It has been almost 2 months since I posted. Whats up with these units??
     
  10. Broct

    Broct Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
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    I still have mine in a box, and would love to know if I can rely on this safety device.

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