Scuba kit (including surface marker buoys) laid out to dry at the end of a liveaboard trip | Copyright © Rosemary E Lunn / The Underwater Marketing Company. All rights reserved
It sounds obvious, but have you written your name and contact details on your surface detection aids? The RNLI recommend that you do.
Award winning photographer Mario Vitalini rolling up his DSMB | Copyright © Rosemary E Lunn / The Underwater Marketing Company. All rights reserved
A lifeboat crew recently recovered a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) floating in the sea. They didn’t know whether they had retrieved a misplaced DSMB, or if they needed to commence a search for a potential lost diver.
As a minimum you should write your name on your DSMB, because it helps the skipper to know who is underneath the surface detection aid when you are sea diving.
The RNLI would prefer it if you also add your mobile number. That way if they find your DSMB, they can learn within minutes if you are missing and need help, or if they have recovered the delayed surface marker buoy you lost.
Just grab a permanent marker and neatly print your details onto the DSMB. Remember the name needs to be read from afar. When the lettering fades, just refresh the text accordingly.
Custom Divers are celebrating a decade of manufacturing quality diving equipment on Stand 1358 at Dive 2005 with the launch of a diminutive new reel and the innovative Bravo sealed wing system.
Our ratchet reels have proved to be extremely popular over the years. Now we are proud to announce we’ve augmented our Reel Collection with the launch of a new Pocket Ratchet Reel. Like it’s cousins, this reel benefits from being designed to offer the diver both ratchet and free run functions, making it ideal for D-SMB work. As the name suggests this is a dinky reel, and because of its well thought out design, is snag free and the tension of the spool can be adjusted to suit individual needs.
Likewise we will be unveiling our latest wing system – the Bravo. This unique innovation will be shown for the first time at Birmingham, having been launched in Las Vegas at DEMA two weeks prior.
The Megalodon Rebreather will also be on the stand. It is currently undergoing CE certification and we look forward to making an announcement in the diving press soon.
For divers looking for solutions to technical or more adventurous diving, an ideal place to get your questions answered is on the Custom Divers stand number 1358. We would be delighted to help you get more from your diving and will offer good sound advice from experienced divers. We will also have a limited range of stock for sale at the show. For further information check out www.customdivers.com