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About Dive Alert Signaling Device

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, breathable/inflator and buoyancy compensator. Installation is easy and only takes a moment.

Why have DiveAlert? What would you do in a diving emergency if you needed to get the attention of the pick-up boat or someone else on the water's surface? Before DiveAlert SCUBA divers had relied on whistles or a SMB (surface marker buoy) as their only signaling devices in such an emergency. But if the diver is disabled and can't blow into a whistle (or deploy the SMB) the whistle makes no sound at all. Or if the boat operator is not looking in the direction of a diver with a SMB deployed (if the diver was able to even deploy the SMB) the diver goes un-noticed.

Equally frustrating (and dangerous), if a diver needs to attract the attention of someone who is too far away to hear the whistle, the whistle is of no help. In contrast, Dive Alert enables divers, at the mere touch of a button, to generate a blast of sound that can be heard up to a mile away!

There are three different models available; one for approximately 85% of standard power inflator mechanisms model DA1. There are several breathable/inflator mechanisms that require a larger coupling for a higher flow of air so there are two models to accommodate them. The model DA2X and the modelDA3X (see list below).

Installation is easy and takes only a moment. Dive Alert does not require any modification of your other equipment, and it does not interfere in any way with its normal operation. When you need to get someone's attention on the water's surface, you simply press a button and Dive Alert uses a small amount of air from your scuba tank to make a piercingly 132db loud sound; even as little as 100 psi (6.9 bars) will give you a full-throated screech. Dive Alert can be heard from 1 mile (1.6 km) away.

DA1
Fits All Standard Inflators

DA2X
SeaQuest AirSource 1&2,
Zeagle OctoPlus,
Oceanic Air XS,
Mares AirControl

DA3X
ScubaPro Air 2,
Tusa Duo-Air,
Atomic SS1,
Sherwood Gemini,
Zeagle Octo-Z

The Dive Alert Signaling Device is commonly used for All Diving Applications and more. The Dive Alert Signaling Device is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced among others. The Dive Alert Signaling Device is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Dive Alert Signaling Device: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Diving Experience, Lightweight, Solid Construction.

Dive Alert Signaling Device Features

  • Models Available for Almost All Inflators and Breathable/Inflators
  • Extremely Load (132db)
  • Signal with a Touch of a Button
  • Works with as little as 100psi (6.9 bars)
  • Lightweight Design
  • Increased Dive Safety
  • Up to One Mile (1.61 km) Audible Range
  • Easy to Install
  • Injection Molded Thermoplastic, Chromed Brass and Stainless Steel Construction
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Dive Alert Signaling Device Specifications

Type (Pneumatic/Manual)
Pneumatic (Bcd Inflator Hose)
Activation
Push Button
Db Rating
132Db
Audible Range
1 Mile (1.6 Km)
Materials
Body: Injection Molded Thermoplastic, Chrome Plated Brass, Stainless Steel
Available in the Following Sizes:
DA1, DA2X, DA3X
Weight [with packaging]
DA1: 0.35 lb,
DA2X, DA3X: 0.4 lb

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91%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Solid construction (6)
  • Improves diving experience (4)

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    Best Uses

    • All diving applications (5)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A real MUST-HAVE!

    This thing almost saved my and my buddie's life last weekend. Doing a night dive in heavy currents we came up only 50 yards from our boat and although we swam for our lives,...Read complete review

    This thing almost saved my and my buddie's life last weekend. Doing a night dive in heavy currents we came up only 50 yards from our boat and although we swam for our lives, I was unable to reach the boat in about 20 minutes of sprint-swimming, which just about killed me. My buddy, who had bigger fins, was able to reach the boat eventually and we were able to self-rescue.

    However durring the last minutes of our sprint-swim, I was able to successfully get the attention of a passing boat that was a good 400-500 yards away (way out of rech of a whistle). Even over his engine noise, he was able to hear the high-pitch sound and cut his engine. I was then able to tap out an S.O.S. and signal him with my dive light. Had my buddy not reached the boat (which he did by a miracle), I would say that this thing saved our lives. Given how small and non-abtrucive it is, I now consider it a MUST-HAVE on all dives. My only CON on this product is that the red button is very close and very simular to my red BC inflator button. I have not done it yet, but I know that I will accidently trigger it one day and the noise (if your head is not under water) is loud enough to almost make your ears bleed!

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    User manual:"It won't work underwater"!!

    The user manual says "It will not work underwater". This is not a dive alert, this is a surface alert. This is not mentioned in the product description. I...Read complete review

    The user manual says "It will not work underwater". This is not a dive alert, this is a surface alert. This is not mentioned in the product description. I bought this to use it "underwater". Seriously, I want my money back!

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    5.0

    Saved my life! Will never dive without

    By Tony the diver

    from Saratoga Springs, NY

    About Me Advanced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Diving Experience
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Diving Applications

      Comments about Dive Alert Signaling Device:

      Saved my life once! We were diving in Cozumel.... in a fast current that was pulling the group far away from the island. Local hired DM had NO way of signaling the boat which could not see us at all and was searching a good mile away from our location. I gave out several blasts on this little baby over the course of 30 seconds.... and the boat heard it (they later told me!) and turned our way and found us being carried away from the island! It saved our lives! Will never dive without one!

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      1.0

      User manual:"It won't work underwater"!!

      By 3 # @ 13

      from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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            Comments about Dive Alert Signaling Device:

            The user manual says "It will not work underwater". This is not a dive alert, this is a surface alert. This is not mentioned in the product description. I bought this to use it "underwater". Seriously, I want my money back!

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            4.0

            great product.. does not last long

            By urchindiver sam

            from Oxnard, Cal

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Signaling Device
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Last 3 Months Only

            Best Uses

            • Seaurchin Diver

            Comments about Dive Alert Signaling Device:

            I burn 7 tanks a day, 3 days each week.. The boat is all over the place while I look for urchins. This is a great noise maker. I have 7 broken horns now, and I am going to buy 2 new ones.. I love it when it works; and I hate when it breaks.. kelp is death to this horn.. even bran new.. Never let your life depend on this product... good diving to all

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            5.0

            Gets you found.

            By Pete

            from South FL

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Improves Diving Experience
            • Lightweight
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Diving Applications

              Comments about Dive Alert Signaling Device:

              Loud piercing beep. Can be heard from very far away. Keep your head below the water when you press the button or your ears will be ringing for 10 minutes. A must have for any open water diving application.

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              4.0

              Wouldn't dive w/o it

              By Tara

              from Ohio

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Diving Applications

                Comments about Dive Alert Signaling Device:

                This gives the diver another way to attract the attention of others when on the surface particularly when conditions do not favor a safety sausage.

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                WILLIS R C  I swear by these. I once used mine to signal our boat, which was close to a mile a way with the boat driver sleeping. He was saving gas. It was a fly-by-night dive operation in Jamamca, and they put us in extremely dangerous surf on a drift dive. I saved the lives of the dive guide who was so scared he was almost crying, my scared wife and myself, who I thought knew I wouldn't make it. Don't point them at people next to you; they will damage ear drums.
                Doug K  Will this work on the Aqua Lung i3 series BC's like the Axiom and the Soul ?
                STEPHEN S  Yes it attaches to the inflater hose of the BC
                HAROLD H  which configuration will work best with Airsource alt inflator/reg?
                STANLEY C  Try this one DA2X SeaQuest AirSource 1&2, I use DA3X for Zeagle BC.
                HAROLD H  Hi Stanley, i have some conflicting advice. I have the Aqualung airsource I, so I'm still trying to find out which type of divealert will work best? Rick
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