About OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift

You just found a 20lbs davenport anchor and can't figure out how you can get this prize back to the surface You need a lift bag You never know what you're going to find on a dive that is worth money, so always pack a lift bag when you go diving OMS offers Lift Bags and Marker Buoy's with manual dump valves and unique "non-air spill" openings that prevent lift bag from dumping air or taking on water when it hits the surface All Lift bags have a point of attachment for a slate This Lift/Marker Buoy is compact yetversatile as a Safety Sausage or a small Lift bag


OMS Model #BCA-255 SMB - 5'2" (157 cm) L
- 30 lb (13 kg) lift

The OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift is commonly used for All Diving Applications, Cold Water, Extreme Depths, Professional, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Professional Diver among others. The OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift is popular because customers like the following qualities of the OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Diving Experience, Lightweight, Solid Construction.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

www.omsdive.com
(845) 692-3600

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OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (25)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Solid construction (8)
  • Improves diving experience (6)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Recreation (15)
  • Cold water (13)
  • Professional (13)
  • Warm water (13)
  • All diving applications (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced diver (12), Advanced (6), Professional diver (6), Divemaster (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice marker buoy!

Nice, large surface buoy; in this case size definitely matters.
Only a couple minor criticisms:
1) there's no strap to secure it for storage while diving, so I jerry-rigged...Read complete review

Nice, large surface buoy; in this case size definitely matters.
Only a couple minor criticisms:
1) there's no strap to secure it for storage while diving, so I jerry-rigged my own with a clip to hook it to my BC; and
2) the purge valve sits about 18" from the bottom of the buoy. No problem, except when you try to roll it up for your dive - placement in another area (if possible) would certainly have benefited in making it a smaller rolled package.
Other than that, it's a great product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Need Velcro strap

Good product, but you need to be prepared to keep it in a mesh bag or attach your own strap to keep it secured while not in use.

Good product, but you need to be prepared to keep it in a mesh bag or attach your own strap to keep it secured while not in use.

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4.0

A Good SMB

By danwbeery

from Boca Raton FL

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Big
  • Functional

Cons

  • Hard To Get Water Out

Best Uses

  • All Diving Applications

Comments about OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift:

This is the second time I have purchased this product. The first time was about 5 years ago. Basically, I carry it with me on any boat dive I do, and have used it to float anchors, for flotation in case of wing leakage, and to do safety stops on drift dives or when I missed the anchor line. It is a durable product, but after 5 years and probably 200 dives the plastic failed. I define a good product as one I would buy again.

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  • No

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5.0

compact and easily secured to bc

By none

from seekonk ma

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Diving Applications

    Comments about OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift:

    not just for safety its a liftbag

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    OMS 5' 2" SMB

    By Marina

    from Boston,MA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Diving Applications

      Comments about OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift:

      Product exactly as expected!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      OMS should have been better

      By learntecdiving[@]

      from Switzerland

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Provides No Function

      Best Uses

      • All Diving Applications

      Comments about OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift:

      After buying several of these bags I can say that I expected a better product. The biggest problem is if you are underwater the air does not go into the bag for inflation. I had to modify each bag cutting a small hole in the inside plastic peace. I went to a different bag in the end.

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      3.0

      Good but

      By TK

      from Charlottesville, VA

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Diving Applications
        • Professional

        Comments about OMS Surface Marker Buoy with 30 lb. Lift:

        It needs a clip of some sort to secure when not in use.

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        • No

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        Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
        ARCHIE A  it "looked" fancy...
        Shopper  Hi I need 2 sets of the 2/orange and 2/yellow? Not sure if you only have the orange?
        Frank L  We do not carry the yellow version.
        Shopper  the pressure relief is on the fill side of the bouy. a full bag produces 55 lbs of lift. if lifting somthing less than 55lbs how is the dump being on the bottom going to let any air out to control ascent? will it hold air upside down and still lift? looks like a poor design but maybe i dont understand how it is to be used. all other bags have the dump on top
        TIM P  I would not use this as a lift bag. A great marker buoy but it is not a lift bag.
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