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Breakaway back float for towing dive flag

Discussion in 'Dive Flag Awareness' started by flspy, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. flspy

    flspy ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
    Occasionally I see divers with a breakaway float on a short section of rope that attaches to the back of their rig. This allows them to use their hands while also "holding" the surface dive flag.

    It uses cable ties to break away should the main flag get run over by a boater who is not paying attention. It has a small float about three to four feet above the diver.

    Can anyone tell me where I can get one of these, and how they are deployed?

  2. blac86

    blac86 Banned

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sarasota, Florida
    Honestly I couldn't recommend this to anyone even with a break away connection it's still a massive hazard.

    That said take a 110 O-ring and a bolt snap and thread the ring through the eye so that half is sticking out one side and half the other. Fold it down so the sides are touch and use a cable tie to attach it to your rig. Use that bolt snap to clip your flag rig on, the oring should snap given sufficient force so even if you get entangled you should be able to break it.
    FinnMom likes this.

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