Deluxe Signal Tube - Surface Marker Buoy "Safety Sausage"
-The most highly recommended signal tube we offer. It is capable of being filled from under the tube with a regulator, eliminating the need for oral inflation. It can also be used as a lift bag!
And like the standard tube, it is easy to inflate (and deflate afterwards), double-stitched along the seams, and is large enough to be seen while not being cumbersome.
*Meets offshore boat diving requirements!
**Tell us in checkout notes if you'd like us to bring this to the dive site added to your cart! There is no charge for this service.
A unique feature of the Deluxe Signal Tube is that the diver can fill the tube at depth by holding the open bottom of the tube over a regulator mouthpiece while the regulator is being purged. The air will enter the tube through a large Duck-bill valve at bottom. When the tube is sufficiently filled with air, the diver can release it to the surface (while tied to a line) a built-in Over Pressure Relief Valve allows the tube to ascend without rupturing. This way a diver can signal he will soon be ready for pick-up, without going to the surface immediately. There is also an oral inflate valve for surface use.
A reel is also quite common with this purchase, to release the buoy earlier at depth to have it inflated and waiting at the surface while on your safety stop.