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reefugee
09-06-2007, 22:27
I am looking for a device that is a dive beacon. Basically, there is a unit that attaches to the boat on the side. Then the other half is attached to diver. The diver can use the device to find his way back to the boat. I seen someone with the device a while back, and am looking for one.

Thanks
Minh

ScaredSilly
09-06-2007, 23:11
UWATEC used to make this - I have not seen one in a while.

ChrisA
09-07-2007, 21:03
....The diver can use the device to find his way back to the boat. ...

I've always just used a compass.

Ok, a few times we've place a strobe light on the anchor chain. In low viz or night it helps a little. A few times I've resorted to using a line and reel. BUt mostly the compass works

Krakenn
09-07-2007, 23:58
Yeah they sell them here in Australia they are marketed under the name "Never Lost" guys who have them call them NEVER FOUND.

Spend your money on wine women and other scuba gear, I have been with divers that have used them once, they are still trying to sell them.

http://www.divernetxtra.com/gear/dtst0300.htm

Kraks

diversteve
09-08-2007, 00:26
I saw a guy use this one on a liveaboard once. Seemed to work OK: http://www.desertstar.com/newsite/sport/sportscout.html

WV Diver
09-08-2007, 07:15
I never knew such things were even made. Strange what people will come up with.

somewhereinla
09-08-2007, 07:37
Probably a good idea, but learning to use basic underwater navigation well is probably way cheaper and more reliable.

Capt Hook
09-08-2007, 12:02
Guess that would be alright, safety says learn to navigate with a compass.

Phestr
09-08-2007, 18:27
There are several applications for this, such as locating items, using it to guide a boat to a specific spot so above water landmarks or GPS fixes can be established, mostly search nd recovery type things. I can't see spending the money just to find the boat, though.