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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on May 25, 2005 at 20:57:33:

In Reply to: Which signaling device? posted by Chris on May 25, 2005 at 20:17:05:

I've been running Dive Alerts for years, for at
least 700 dives on one (on my open circuit rig)
and about 300 on the other (on my rebreather). I
check them periodicaly. On a recent check the 700
dive unit wasn't very loud, so I replaced it.

When you rinse your gear, leave the Dive Alert
on the BC hose so the inside stays dry. If you
leave it on the BC, the inside is open to the
rinse water.

For Cocos, you want, at least:

Dive Alert
Backup dive light for emergencies only
Maybe flares if I could figure out how to
get them down there post 9/11. Two Sky Blazer boat flares
fit nicely in a 6 C-cell UK divelight case.
Maybe a mirror.

I carry the first three on all dives, and the
flares for the Farallones.

I have a friend who was at Cocos and had two
guys off the boat go missing. They found one
tank (empty AL80) and a sausage 18 miles offshore.
Never found the guys or any other gear.


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