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About Aqualung "SOS" Surface Observation Signal

Safety tubes are now a requirement for all divers If you don't dive with a safety tube you need to start now It makes sense to be safe The Aqua Lung "SOS" Surface Observation Signal comes in a Hi-Viz Red for easy identification Safety tube comes in a compact holster which keeps your safety tube stored and latched until needed This inflatable bright-red-color safety tube is easily seen by boats or from the air in an emergency situation

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.


Aqualung "SOS" Surface Observation Signal Features

  • Directly attaches to the lower rear dump valve of your Aqualung BCD.
  • Inflates easily via your BCD mechanism.
  • Observation signal is deployed by the diver via a "rip-cord" system.
  • Rolls back into included holster for storage and further reuse

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Aqualung "SOS" Surface Observation Signal
 
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4.0

Works Great, but needs a simple mod.

By Chris

from Wichita, KS

About Me Recreational Diver

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Diving Applications

    Comments about Aqualung "SOS" Surface Observation Signal:

    This item makes for a great way to become visible quickly while keeping your hands free. There is even an eyelet at the top for a light in a night environment.

    There is a design flaw that is easy to overcome. The problem is that the S.O.S. release strap hangs right by the dump valve cord and they can become entangled. When the dump is then pulled the S.O.S. will deploy (but not inflate) which causes an inconvenience underwater. Attach a carabiner to the ring and secure the strap to a D-ring to keep it out of the way.

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    3.0

    Useful, Hands-Free Signal

    By Fishwatcher

    from New Jersey

    About Me Advanced Diver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

    • Initial Install Tricky

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Aqualung "SOS" Surface Observation Signal:

    Nice to have a signal tube that's easy to deploy and that you can use hands-free.
    The black conduit on the first one I had ruptured on 1st use, but that was an older model that must have been sitting around a warehouse for a while; the one I have now works fine. Initial installation can be tricky; it seems to work better to screw the BCD (mine is a Seaquest Spectrum 4 ADV) onto the SOS rather than the SOS onto the BCD. There's a simple technique you need to use when deploying the SOS: fully inflate BCD, deploy SOS, top off BCD (if needed), hook SOS hook line to BCD (to help keep SOS upright and so it won't flop around when getting out of the water). Once that's done: hands free tube signalling! When I use a pony bottle, I attach it to my main tank on the same side as the SOS, which interferes with deployment. I therefore use the SOS only when I don't have a pony. Other divers might mount the pony to the other side, sling it like a stage bottle, or clip it to the front of their BCDs; these mounting locations would allow use of the SOS. I would have given this product a higher rating if the first one hadn't ruptured, were a little easier to install, and could be used on the other side of the BCD.

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    steve y  Will this product fit the aqualung dimension i3?
    Shopper  Will this product fit the Seaquest Black Diamond BCD?
    LeisurePro S  Yes, this will work with the Black Diamond.
    Shopper  Does the s.o.s work on the Seaquest pro qd with i3 technology? Thanks.
    LeisurePro S  The SOS will not work on the Pro QD I3 BC.
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