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Find your way back to your boat

Discussion in 'Desert Star Systems' started by DesertStarDivetracker, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. DesertStarDivetracker

    DesertStarDivetracker Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Monterey, California; United States
    This post is made to clarify the responses received. Thank you for the responses.

    The DiveTracker systems have been available for about 20 years and had a number of competing products for underwater navigation (RGE; Ubatch; Machismo), all of which are no longer manufactured due to their high prices (these systems were all near or over $1,000) and poor performance; in comparison the DiveTracker systems are more convenient and affordable for divers. It is understandable the products are not inexpensive, though it is also understandable SCUBA diving is not an inexpensive sport nor activity. These products are made and assembled in America, and the price also includes warranty.

    The purpose of the DiveTracker systems are to guide you back to the transmitter (which is normally tied to the anchor line, though the transmitter can also be tied to the scuba instructor, or left at a special point of interest you wish to return to). True, it is not as accurate as a GPS device: showing the EXACT distance away and showing a direct straight line to your destination. Though, it is quite comparable: by the number of LEDs illuminated on the SPORT receiver, or by the speed the LEDs illuminate on the SCOUT receiver, indicates an accurate distance away from the transmitter. When the receiver picks up and displays the signal, the diver is given a solid direction of where the transmitter is located.

    It is understandable that when diving, especially searching after a great picture, spearfishing, or getting caught up in the great wonders of the deep blue it is easy to get turned around. These devices are meant to be of assistance to divers, deplete their surface swims, and having to return above the ocean to get an idea of where to return to.

    Thank you, all. I hope you are taking some great dives this Summer and having some great vacations, as I am sure we all need one! haha
  2. brutus187

    brutus187 New

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Where can I purchase a Divetracker Sport system?
  3. TwistedGray

    TwistedGray Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Monterey, California
    @ Andrew Kramer

    New website is still a work in progress but ordering function will be live...soon...
  4. Dnaber

    Dnaber Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: North Florida
    Any update on this?
  5. DesertStarDivetracker

    DesertStarDivetracker Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Monterey, California; United States
    The best way to get in contact with the DiveTracker Department is either filling out a purchase request online SPORT Detailed Information OR by emailing the department at DiveTrackers@desertstar.com.
    The appearance of the DiveTracker Sport was just updated for the DEMA show, the receiver not only indicates the distance away from the transmitter, though the signal strength indicates the direction to go. When I use it in open waters, I leave the transmitter on the anchor line, and swim around wherever I please. When I'm ready to return to the boat I turn on the receiver, hold it out in front of me, and move the receiver around till I get the strongest signal and head in that direction. I don't have to pop my head out of the water or count my kicks (which is really great cause I have a horrible memory).

    I got a GoPro Hero4 Silver at the DEMA show and this an image from my dive using the DiveTracker Sport.


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  6. NAM001

    NAM001 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: the moon
    the device does not provide range. only signal strength the strongest signal is the direction of the smitter. So it gives you direction via signal strength and range change based on the signal strength change. Also the receiver is not a omni receiver it is a directional receiver.

    I have both of them and they both suck in closed lakes. or places where there are walls to echo the signal. they are ok in the ocean to find your way back to the anchor line.

    I like them for putting on the line when there are multiple lines to the surface all going to different boats. Yes it is an item used to replace a skill. Or one could look at it as an item to verify a skill. I know there have been many times where i am consumed by sceenery watching. then none of the bottom looks familliar. one sweep with the scout and i take a bearing and head home.


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