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    Cause of diets. Helen F H's Avatar
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    Black dSMB

    So, any debate regarding the use of a black dSMB can be added to by these pics taken today:

    Divers in the foreground, black DSMB in the background near the cliffs.



    Black SMB more or less in the middle of the pic near the cliffs.



    Needless to say the guy who owns it once shown these pics decided it possibly wasn't so much of a good idea and has gone back to his normal one.

    Discuss at your leisure!
    Crew aboard the MV Valkyrie in Scapa Flow & Shetland
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    Black dSMB

    I wasn't even aware such a thing existed!!

    Certainly doesn't seem a good idea in terms of surface visibility.

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    I love the fact that you have to give the location of hrs dSMB for us to find it in the pic.

    When are they designed to work? Super bright day with tons of glare?

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    I think you'll find that I was wearing a black drysuit and just got a bit excited on deco. Again. I was at 9 The aim of it is not to be visible, it is to cool me off a bit in the wind before getting back on board

    Digs.

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    A very strange design..... even more strange that somebody actually thought it might be a good idea to buy one.... something about Darwin & natural selection springs to mind!
    Last edited by Frappawotsit; 25-06-2013 at 04:44 PM.

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    I recall someone proclaiming their virtue on here or maybe the old place not that long ago.

    Could be worse, could have been a yellow and orange one
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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    Context is everything.

    Against a dark and varied background with lots of dark tones, then a light and bright coolour will be better.
    Against a bright, full glare, little variation type background like the red sea - black might work well.
    Certainly the one time I had to surface in the red sea busy with small baot traffic, holding up a dark blue fin was far more visible to the boat drivers than an orange SMB.

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    From the website;

    Why black? It seems an odd choice, but in fact, in terms of visibility from sea-level, a solid black line is highly visible against both the sea and the sky in most daylight conditions. For this reason, many fisherman use black buoys and flags to mark their pots. It is also why the RAF have chosen black as the best colour to paint their training aircraft.
    So really it's your fault Helen, you were in the wrong place. You should have moved the boat so that the cliff wasn't in shot. Rookie error.

    I think I'll stick with orange though.
    Last edited by jb2cool; 25-06-2013 at 04:51 PM.

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    I dunno you lot must be blind, i saw it straight away

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    Looks like the choice of the Quarrior to me


 
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