View Full Version : Dive Marker Flag Anchor

09-08-2008, 22:00
I was wondering how everyone else accomplished this...

my group and I usually bring one flag to anchor in the general area we dive in (shore diving) and a second to tow.

We have a 5 pound mushroom anchor that we use to keep the stationary flag from drifting and whatnot.

My question is how do you get the blasted anchor out to the site on a surface swim without inflating your BC?? On the surface its ok, even though the bc should never be used as a lift device. But on the swim back, when you have to bring the anchor up.....

maybe a SMB? a small lift bag? just drag it?

09-08-2008, 22:45
I use one of these. It walks it self out and back, if properly trained it will say in one spot and it fits in one of the small pockets of my gear bag when in storage. The one draw back is that he only has about 6 mins of air???:smiley20:


Charles R
09-08-2008, 23:02
I bought a Sea Doo Anchor that is a bag that you fill up with rocks or sand and when I get to where I want to place it. I descend, Fill it up and leave it when all done Diving Dump it out and return to shore. Here is One that I have Kwik Tek PWC Sand Anchor (http://www.premiumpowersports.com/kwik-Tek-PWC-Jet-Ski-Sand-Anchor-p-150.html)


09-10-2008, 12:36
Here is what I use. Lasts a couple of years and is only $4.99 if it gets lost. Works well in sand or gravel or you can just place a rock on it.
Basic Training Spiral Tieout Stakes

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09-11-2008, 13:53
Where we go theer are loads of leftover cionder blocks dumped. We anchor to one of those. Or
take an extra weight belt

09-11-2008, 17:33
I like the idea of a spiral stake. Today we just put the winder for the rope on the flag and payed out the line as the anchor sunk. the only problem we had was pulling the anchor up when the day was done.

The anchor worked out great though, the viz was like 3-4 feet so we used a 450 ft reel to hook into the anchor and use as a reference line. One of use carried the reel and the other one stayed close, or if they wanted to swim off a little ahead they just made sure they stayed with the line.