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How to secure signal mirror

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by anchochile, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. anchochile

    anchochile Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Northern California
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    I have a small, very lightweight signal mirror that is positively buoyant. I'm wondering what the best way is to tie/clip it off in my pocket so that I don't lose it when I'm getting out my DSMB or otherwise fiddling around in the pocket.

    The obvious answer is a small bolt snap - the mirror has a small hole in the corner for tying off. But I'm worried even a small bolt snap will make the mirror sink if I drop it while on the surface.

    Is there a best practice for how to secure a signal mirror without compromising its positive buoyancy?
     
  2. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Israel
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    Bungee / rope

    Secure it on one end and tie it so you have a loop in the other end , can easily be attached/detached to anything in seconds.

    I would recommend Bungee so you wont need to have so much slack in order to secure it (loop it around itself)
     
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  3. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
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    I tether it to the rest of my PLB & PAB and put them in me left waist BCD pocket with the end of the leash clipped to BCD pocket D-ring.

    The DSMB & reel is in right waist BCD pocket.

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  4. Kamaros

    Kamaros DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mountain View, California
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    You could tie a loop and use a double ender for clipping it to D-rings, rather than permanently tying it to a bolt snap.
     

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