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Improved Useability

No more trying to press a button with cold fingers. The DiveAlertPLUS v.2 is activated by squeezing the device in your hand.

Easy Maintenance

The DIveAlertPLUS v.2 can be assembled or disassembled with simple tools.

Streamlined Design

Smaller, slicker, and just plain snazzier.
DiveAlertPLUS is a specially designed, small, light weight pneumatic signaling device that uses quick-connect/disconnect hose couplings to become an integrated part of your power inflator. Installation is easy and takes only a moment.

DiveAlertPLUS uses a small amount of air from your SCUBA tank to make a piercingly loud sound in air or water. People have been able to hear a DiveAlertPLUS one mile away from a diver in need above water. In conditions where visibility is limited, a DiveAlertPLUS can be a life saver. Underwater you can sound for attention quickly with a squeeze of the device.

Maintenance

After each use, DiveAlertPLUS should be rinsed with fresh water. This is especially important after use in chlorinated swimming pools and in other water having corrosive substances. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you blow the water out of DiveAlertPLUS before storing. This can be done by pressurizing and activating both the surface and subsurface signaling elements. We recommend that you cup your hand over the surface signaling element to muffle the loud noise.

 

Owners Manual      Exploded Diagram

Exploded Diagram

 

One-Year Limited Warranty

Ideations design, Inc., warrants DiveAlertPLUS to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase from an authorized DiveAlertPLUS dealer. If any functional defects appear in a DiveAlertPLUS unit within the one-year warranty period, the unit will be either repaired or replaced at the option of Ideations Design, Inc.

DV1

Fits All Standard Inflators

DV2

Fits SeaQuest AirSource 1&2, Zeagle Octo-Plus, Oceanic Air XS & MARES AirControl AirSource 3 QD

DV3

Fits ScubaPro Air 2, Tusa Duo-Air Atomic SS1, Sherwood Gemini, and Zeagle Octo-Z

NO MODS REQUIRED

DiveAlertPLUS does not require any modification to your equipment, and it does not interfere with the normal operation of your equipment. The DiveAlertPLUS comes in three different models to accommodate different connectors: DV1, DV2, and DV3.

 

EASY TO USE DESIGN

Once the tank is turned on and the DiveAlertPLUS connected, squeeze the DiveAlertPLUS softly underwater for a subsurface signal. Or squeeze it firmly on the surface for a loud surface signal blast. Check that DiveAlertPLUS is installed correctly and functioning properly before every dive. Also be careful not to point DiveAlertPLUS toward yourself or toward anyone who is in close proximity to you when you activate the surface signal (it’s really loud!).

 

HOW IT WORKS

The DiveAlertPLUS uses chrome-plated brass couplings to attach to your power inflator. Squeezing the device engages the actuator valve stem causing a small amount of air to flutter a stainless steel diaphragm, emitting a piercingly loud sound from the injection-molded thermoplastic body. The subsurface / underwater signal is produced by a percussion "buzzing" noise made by a piston hitting a stainless steel diaphragm much like a drum.

 

Specifications

Body and Internal Elements:

Injection-molded Thermoplastic Diaphragms:

Stainless Steel

Couplings

Chrome-plated Brass

 

Videos

DIVEALERT PLUS V.2 FUNCTION VIDEOS:

DiveAlert PLUS v.2 function

DiveAlert PLUS v. 2 clearing water out of unit for surface signaling

DIVEALERT PLUS V.2 DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

DiveAlert PLUS v.2 teardown (old style piston)

DiveAlert PLUS v.2 teardown (new, and most recent style piston)

DiveAlert PLUS v.2 time lapse assembly

DiveAlert is a specially designed, small, light weight air horn that uses quick-connect / disconnect hose couplings to become an integrated part of your power inflator and buoyancy compensator.  Installation is easy and only takes a moment.

DiveAlert uses a small amount of air from your SCUBA tank to make a piercingly loud sound. People have been able to hear a DiveAlert one mile away from a diver in need. In conditions where visibility is limited, a DiveAlert can be a life saver.

Maintenance

After each use, your DiveAlert should be pressurized and rinsed with fresh water with the rest of your gear. Make sure that before every dive you check that DiveAlert is installed correctly and functioning properly. When testing, be careful not to point DiveAlert toward yourself or toward anyone else or loss of hearing could result.


Owners Manual             Exploded Diagram

dB1

Fits All Standard Inflators

dB2

Fits SeaQuest AirSource 1&2, Zeagle Octo-Plus, Oceanic Air XS & MARES AirControl AirSource 3 QD

dB3

Fits ScubaPro Air 2, Tusa Duo-Air Atomic SS1, Sherwood Gemini, and Zeagle Octo-Z

NO MODS REQUIRED

DiveAlert does not require any modification to your equipment, and it does not interfere with the normal operation of your equipment. The DiveAlert comes in three different models to accommodate different connectors: dB1, dB2, and dB3.

 

EASY TO USE DESIGN

Simply press the red button to create a piercingly loud sound. Do not point the DiveAlert towards anyone, as it could cause hearing damage. It is that loud.

 

HOW IT WORKS

The DiveAlert uses chrome-plated brass couplings to attach to your power inflator. The activator button engages a chrome-plated brass actuator valve stem causing a small amount of air to rush by a stainless steel diaphragm, emitting a piercingly loud sound from the injection-molded thermoplastic body.

 

ADDITIONAL INFO

Original Drawing
Nautilus Lifeline

Half the size: The all new Nautilus LifeLine is less than half the size of our original radio and is incredibly simple to use

No MMSI & Registration: No special or dedicated base units required. No registration, subscriptions or service fees required.

Positively Buoyant: Your Nautilus LifeLine floats! It is waterproof in all sea conditions.

Waterproof: LifeLine GPS is waterproof. It is depth rated to 425 feet with cap closed.

5 Year Battery Life: Just keep the o-ring clean and forget about it for the next 5 years!

Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty included.

Specifications

AIS Transmit Power: 1 Watt
AIS Frequency: 161.975 and 162.025 MHz
DSC Transmit Power: 0.5 Watt
DSC Frequency: 156.525 MHz
Messages: Individual Distress Relay, Distress Alert
Environmental Temp. Range: -25°C - +55°C
Waterproof Depth: 425' (130 meter) sea water
DImensions: 2.9 x 3.8 x 1.5" (75 x 97 x 39 mm)
Weight: 4.6 Oz (131g) including batteries

ACCURATE POSITIONING

Your gps position accurate to 1.5 metres and a man overboard distress message will be broadcast to all AIS equipped ships up to 34 miles away as well as a special DSC message to the marine radio on your own vessel.

UNIVERSAL

All modern commercial ships and most yachts are equipped with AIS and DSC allowing universal worldwide use of the all new Nautilus LifeLine.

AIS/DSC TECHNOLOGY

Each LifeLine is programmed at our factory with an MID number allowing automatic AIS functionality as soon as your unit is powered up. Your ship’s MMSI must be loaded with the simple to use built-in optical sensor to activate DSC functionality.

Nautilus Lifeline

THE NEW, SERENE WAY TO CALL YOUR BUDDY


The Buddy Watcher is an underwater signaling device utilizing ultrasound frequencies to set off a vibrating and LED light alert on a corresponding paired unit. This makes silent communication between buddies possible and quite easy. The Buddy Watcher also has the ingenious ability to pair up to several units, if divers so choose, if they want to stay in touch with a dive group.

 

The Buddy Watcher now has an extra added function making it Master Unit capable. The dive guide, instructor, or dive master can alert all the divers in the group at the same time. Conversely, all the divers in the group can alert the guide. With the Master capability enabled, the diver still has the ability to alert just their buddy.

  • Made of break-resistant high grade plastic.
  • Waterproof to 196 feet
  • Calling distance 262 feet

MANUALS


Current version of user manual located here.
Owner's Manual (PDF)


Please ensure that all device components are dry during charging! Prior to using the Buddy Watcher the battery needs to be fully charged for about 5 hours. Place the charging clip on the unit (see manual for correct procedure to attach the charger clip) and connect it with the USB-Cable. A running light will confirm the charging process.

Distracted by the impressions of the underwater world, you move away from your buddy and in a worst case scenario lose sight of him. Under water the dive buddy can be the best life insurance. Continuous contact to the buddy is an important safety aspect that needs to be seriously considered in sport diving. According to the journal “Divemaster”, 24% of the examined diving accidents can be traced back to the loss of the dive buddy. An alarming 86% of these accidents ended fatally.

The Buddy Watcher is a means of communication that, as a preventative system, helps making sport diving considerably safer. In emergency situations the Buddy Watcher can even save lives. With a simple push of the call button you could possibly prevent an escalating emergency situation.

In the development stage we placed large emphasis on ensuring that our technology does not disturb the ecosystem. The “Buddy-Watcher” operates in a frequency range that does not affect the balance of the underwater world.


VIDEO

Buddy Watcher Video User Manual

Buddy Watcher Unboxing

Buddy Watcher Master Unit Setup

Buddy Watcher Pairing Units





DMB1        DMB2        DMB4P/S

The DiveAlert SMB (surface marker buoy) features Semi-Closed-Circuit (one-way valve) construction, which prevents air spill at the surface. Inflate on the surface to attract visual attention or redundant flotation. Inflate at depth to send up as a surface marker.

Solas reflective tape (Coast Guard approved) across the top of SMB creates better visibility day and night. An Over-Pressure Valve (OPV) prevents bursting and easy air dumping. 65 inches long x 8 inches wide = approximately 40 lbs. of lift. Nylon strap handle on the top allows for easy attachment of a light or slate. 400 Denier polyurethane coated nylon material.

DURABLE CONSTRUCTION

Made of 400 Denier polyurethane coated nylon, this SMB will last dive after dive without issue. The nylon strap on the top allows for attachment of a light or slate.

 

INFLATION

Inflation of the SMB can be done in any circumstance. You can inflate the DMB1 with a second stage regulator.





DMB1        DMB2        DMB4P/S

The DiveAlert SMB (surface marker buoy) features Semi-Closed-Circuit (one-way valve) construction, which prevents air spill at the surface. Inflate on the surface to attract visual attention or redundant flotation. Inflate at depth to send up as a surface marker.

Solas reflective tape (Coast Guard approved) across the top of SMB creates better visibility day and night. An Over-Pressure Valve (OPV) prevents bursting and easy air dumping. 65 inches long x 8 inches wide = approximately 40 lbs. of lift. Nylon strap handle on the top allows for easy attachment of a light or slate. 400 Denier polyurethane coated nylon material.

DURABLE CONSTRUCTION

Made of 400 Denier polyurethane coated nylon, this SMB will last dive after dive without issue. The nylon strap on the top allows for attachment of a light or slate.

 

UTILITY POCKET

The added pocket can be used for a finger spool, as an extra container, or to add weight for more stability in rough water.

 

INFLATOR VALVE

Inflation of the SMB can be done in any circumstance. You can inflate the DMB2 with your BC inflator hose, by mouth, or by a second stage regulator.





DMB1        DMB2        DMB4P/S

The DiveAlert SMB (surface marker buoy) features Closed-Circuit construction, which prevents air spill at the surface. Inflate on the surface to attract visual attention or redundant flotation. Inflate at depth to send up as a surface marker.

Solas reflective tape (Coast Guard approved) across the top of SMB creates better visibility day and night. An Over-Pressure Valve (OPV) prevents bursting and easy air dumping. 45 inches long x 5 inches wide = approximately 8 lbs. of lift. Nylon D-ring on the top allows for easy attachment of a light or slate, along with a stainless steel D-ring at the bottom for attaching a spool or reel. 400 Denier polyurethane coated nylon material.

DURABLE CONSTRUCTION

Made of 400 Denier polyurethane coated nylon, this SMB will last dive after dive without issue. The nylon strap on the top allows for attachment of a light or slate.

 

UTILITY POCKET

The added pocket can be used for a finger spool, as an extra container, or to add weight for more stability in rough water.

 

INFLATOR VALVE

Inflation of the SMB can be done in any circumstance. You can inflate the DMB4P/S with your BC inflator hose, or by mouth via the plastic OR steel tipped inflator valve.





Testimonials
"At Cocos Island the currents can be wild. I surfaced over 100 yards away from the pickup Zodiac. One blast from my DiveAlert and they saw me. It’s simply attached, effective and could be a life saver. I wouldn’t leave home without it."

Stan Waterman

Underwater Cinematographer
"Our continuing commitment to safety demands that all rental regulators aboard our vessels be fitted with the DiveAlert! I am confident in my conviction to personally endorse this product. DiveAlert is the seat belt of diving."

Peter A Hughes

President, DivEncounters Inc.
"It's with us on every dive. Incorporating one into your dive system is simply smart insurance."

Howard & Michele Hall

Underwater Photographers, Filmmakers and IMAX Cinematographers
"DiveAlert probably kept me from being eaten by a crocodile or by a horde of mosquitoes. With DiveAlert the tender quickly found me and turned what could have been an all-night stay in a Raja Ampat mangrove swamp into a non-issue."

Norbert Wu

Underwater Photographer
"Without DiveAlert, I might still be floating off the coast of Costa Rica. I was too far away for my safety sausage, but DiveAlert caught the boat's attention. I thank you. My Mom thanks you. We now require DiveAlert of all our guests on every trip."

Chris Newbert

Underwater Photographer
"The persistent charges of a dozen agitated sharks forced me to surface from a decompression dive prematurely. It was a bad situation, but it would have been unthinkably worse had I not been carrying DiveAlert."

Richard L. Pyle

Ichthyologist
"We specialize in adventuresome diving whether it’s the icebergs of Alaska or the friendly giants of Socorro. The one thing that remains the same is that we require our guests to carry DiveAlert."

Mike Lever

Captain and owner, Nautilus Explorer
"When the chips are down my DiveAlert Plus just might prove to be the most valuable piece of diving equipment I own. Why wouldn’t it be part of my gear package?"

Marty Snyderman

2008 DEMA Hall of Fame
Reaching Out Award Recipient
Marine Life Photographer

"We firmly believe DiveAlert is so vital to safe drift diving that we require it on every guest aboard our Aggressor fleet in Palau. We insist on the best and DiveAlert has passed the test… time and time again."

Dan Ruth

Operations Manager Live/Dive Pacific, Inc.
"DiveAlert provides a tremendous safety edge. I urge every diver to carry this unique safety device. It could save their lives, literally."

Bret Gilliam

Founder TDI/SDI, 40-year industry professional veteran, 18,000+ dives logged
"When second chances aren't an option, a blast from DiveAlert will make the difference in surface related assistance."

Captain Steve Bielenda

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