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Canister for PLB

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Mavric, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. scuba2you

    scuba2you Angel Fish

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    You might try the Wicked PLB canister, its for the ACR units among others, I've had it about a year with no problems. I did just check its sold out on


    Spot on, there is no leak in a PLB canister that is acceptable for a variety of reasons, I don't touch my canister once sealed for 6 months or even a year, I need to know its dry. I also use a model that has a bit more kit in a compact size for the ACR models. Exposure protection and night signaling being two of them.
     
  2. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    A small leak is not at 5ATM of pressure. And the OP made no mention of ever going that deep to begin with. Like it says in his profile “just an average recreational diver”
     
  3. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    Did the OP mention anything about wanting to keep a key fob in there? No he did not. If the PLB needs to be dry, then you shouldn’t be bringing that PLB into a marine environment to begin with. An Aqualink PLB does not need to be dry, that’s why it’s called an “aqua” link. Aqua means water. Water is wet. Obviously.
     
  4. scuba2you

    scuba2you Angel Fish

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    I think "purpose of use" matters here. If you close your canister and don't want to check it for water every dive, its best to have a canister that doesn't leak at all, as we all know leaks are cumulative and leaks can get worse etc.

    There are canisters for the ASCR that don't leak, it would seem to me that would be a better solution than arguing over a leaking canister being good enough or not.
     
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  5. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well I feel fully scolded by our expert here.

    I NEVER knew aqua meant water. WOW!

    Sorry I was just trying to add a consideration that many divers need to keep in mind if they are buying a leaky canister. Though they may have the aqualink PLB they may not want to add a keyfob to said canister....

    I'm glad to see you serving as such a goodwill ambassador for your company.
     
  6. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    I NEVER knew that water is wet, and I'm sure others did not either, WOW! Thanks for pointing that out! :rofl3:
     
  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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