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    Isn't hanging off a blob a bit 'bouncy' when the sea's running? It's all part of the fun watching the spool (or reel if you have one) bouncing on the line whilst one enjoys the serenity of being flat and still.

    WTF have garage doors got to do with this? M2 or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchieblackcat View Post
    marketed as an SMB not a dSMB anyway (no relief valve)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Isn't hanging off a blob a bit 'bouncy' when the sea's running? It's all part of the fun watching the spool (or reel if you have one) bouncing on the line whilst one enjoys the serenity of being flat and still.

    WTF have garage doors got to do with this? M2 or something?
    not everyone has (or even wants) your guru levels of buoyancy...

    I can hold a stop to +/- 30 cm (the BSAC requirement for Black B&T) if I have to - but in the sea, with a bit of swell I have to think about it...

    Its easier to hold lightly onto the reel (or spool if you really must) and use that to guide you and just switch off

    Most club divers certainly don't have that level of buoyancy control... They just want to go diving, enjoy it, and not worry about the best way of sticking a blob up

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    Alternatively, some of us have very good buoyancy control (did I mention that fundies tech pass...) but can see that a reel and a visible marker buoy is the preferable method.

    As I type this, there's an advert at the top of the page advertising some 1-1 coaching with a very guueeey instructor. There's a dsmb in the advert and it certainly isn't flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchieblackcat View Post
    This is probably too small
    https://www.dirdirect.com/Halcyon-Or...r-3.3-SMB.html

    Incidentally, if anyone can tell me where to get a replacement nipple for the mouth hole I'd be very grateful.
    I contacted Halcyon but they said they don't do them and I'd need to buy another whole DSMB which is about as unlikely to happen as Boris Johnson is to show of his "I love the EU" tattoo.
    Bargain - 89 for a nylon bag and no OPV! The world has indeed gone entirely mad...

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    Guru levels of buoyancy ha!

    I’m officially crap in the water, I failed Fundies :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Energy58 View Post
    Bargain - 89 for a nylon bag and no OPV! The world has indeed gone entirely mad...
    Although lovely for practising in a quarry.
    Price is ridiculous though

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    Halcyon Diver's Alert Marker 3.3 is 1m long SMB suitable for surface deployment only. The SMB is not fitted with a pressure relief valve.

    Colour: Orange.

    Halcyon's series of Diver Alert Markers provide maximum visibility and redundant flotation at the surface.

    Open water divers should always carry a marker buoy they can send up in the event of separation from buddy, primary group, or boat.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Tel View Post
    [I]Halcyon Diver's Alert Marker 3.3 is 1m long SMB suitable for surface deployment only. The SMB is not fitted with a pressure relief valve.
    I wonder how many people have bought one, not read the warnings and sent one up from depth?

    expensive mistake to make..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardy_uk View Post
    I wonder how many people have bought one, not read the warnings and sent one up from depth?

    expensive mistake to make..
    I made the mistake and it kind of works in the shallows to be fair.


    Also, to be fair, we were talking about visibility as opposed to deployment. So a small {D}SMB isn't so good for visibility regardless of where you deploy it from.


 
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