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Where's everyone hiding their liftbag/signal devices

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) & Weight Systems' started by NAVY21, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. NAVY21

    NAVY21 Contributor

    Since I am not really a fan of stuffing stuff up behind a backpad like the oms and halcyon backpads advertise as a feature (plus the least amount of crap to undo to switch from doubles to sta the better), what would be a good out-of-the-way place? I've seen the OMS emergency deployment system thing and it sees like an okay idea-although a little pricey for a pad, small belt and bungee. I have two zeagle pockets on my bp/w harness, one of them with spare mask, the other with tables, whistle, etc so pockets are out. Anyone have some examples from their set up...or creative ideas haha? Thanks!
  2. ScottB

    ScottB Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mendota, Virginia
    I saw a video from DiveRite showing a SMB in a tube attached to the side of a TransPac... I *think* it was the video for the O2ptima...

    http://www.diveriteexpress.com/tools/liftbags.shtml The Quick Draw Sleeve...

    I have NOT tried this... so.. good luck :wink:
  3. OE2X

    OE2X *** ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Right thigh pocket for my SMB. Left thigh pocket for everything else.
  4. Brewone0to

    Brewone0to Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa, Florida
    I have the 100# Dive Rite bag,and keep it at the bottom of my TransPak.
    This works pretty well as it is never in the way and is very easily deployed.
    My safety sausage/see me marker is the 4" one and is clipped onto an upper D-Ring.
    seldom gets in the way but well worth any hassle involved.
    I don't do deep springs or deep wall dives without my liftbag,and likewise don't go on boat dives without my safety sausage. Either can be quickly added or removed prior to diving.
    Most importantly,While I own many pieces of gear,I don't feel obligated to take every piece with me on every dive. Hence the rapid removal/addition of these.
    My motto is to just take what I need or may need for a given dive and leave the personal dive shop at the surface.
  5. Rainer

    Rainer Contributor

    I'm keeping my TDL marker in a DR sleave attached to the bottom on my backplate. Have had it there for the last 40 dives or so. Still undecided if that's where I'll keep it, but for now, it works fine. It stays out of the way, and it's easy to access.
  6. Tamas

    Tamas Contributor

    6' marker/lift bag rolled up and stuffed into two pieces of bungie on the bottom of the plate (made small loops through the holes on either side of the crtoch strap) and I also carry a 50lb lift bag in one of my d/s pockets

    but I also like the DR Quick draw sleeve

  7. dcs917

    dcs917 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Greenville, SC
    SMB is a 75# OMS Lift Bag. Keep it rolled up and bungeed to the bottom of my Backplate.
  8. Rainer

    Rainer Contributor

    Yup, that's the sleeve I use. I have it zip-tied to the bottom of my plate (I tried cutting it free once, was easy). Holds my 6' marker, but just barely.
  9. terrasmak

    terrasmak Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Las Vegas
    My lift bag behind my plate and my SMB in my thigh pocket
  10. Ben_ca

    Ben_ca Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area
    Same as above...

    Also signal mirror, air horn in Drysuit pocket

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