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Innovative ways to make noise underwater

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by tomcat, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. tomcat

    tomcat Nassau Grouper

    I'm curious to hear about how people have "designed" their own underwater noise makers. Tell us about contraptions that you use to signal other divers underwater.

    I once saw this guy with a whole string of carabiners that he rattled underwater. Sounded like Santa Claus was coming to town but was a bit bulky to carry around and dragged along the floor.

    I'm also thinking about getting a subduck, but my sea-quest airsource is pretty difficult to keep in my mouth as it is without adding more equipment to the inflator hose, making the whole thing a lot stiffer.

    Never really cared for tank bangers that are a pain to change from tank to tank.

    I've always dreamed about some cool and easy to carry and use device but one head can only come up with so many ideas!
  2. Bottom Feeder

    Bottom Feeder Angel Fish

    Nearly purchased a very expensive Rattle with MARES stamped on the side. It retailed at £25.00GBP.
    So being a resourcful chap I went home raided the shed forn a 6inch length of 15mm copper tube, filled it with some 10mm ball bearings, soldered two endcaps on it and voila, one home made noncorrosive rattle - 's bleedin loud 'n all
  3. tholt576

    tholt576 Nassau Grouper

    The subduck is an interesting device. Have you ever used one? I can get them, but I've never seen one in real life. I get a lot of requests from Europe for them, but I haven't figured out a cheap way to ship over there. If you get one let me know how you like it.
  4. JamesK

    JamesK Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: SW Florida
    My knife against my steel tank seems to work just fine. On a side note, I am going to be trying something new on my next trip. I was at the LDS the other day and some guy was in there. He was trying to sell his product. It was an underwater fish call. He gave me and my buddy about 30 samples to try. It is basically a straw filled with bb's. It ain't that loud, but he said it attracted fish, and could be heard underwater. :shark:
  5. DivingGal

    DivingGal Divemaster

    Check out the wreckmania threads (I think #2 or 3) in there, Walter and another member talk about "building" a rattler. It sounds pretty simple if you have the stuff.
  6. Stone

    Stone Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: We live in Valparaiso, FL and dive out of Destin,
    Is the "Subduck" the same device as the "Hammerhead?" I ask because the "Hammerhead" makes a sound that I usually describe as a quack. By the way, I think the "Hammerhead" works very well.
  7. tholt576

    tholt576 Nassau Grouper

    SubDuck is the larger version of the Hammerhead.
  8. Blargh

    Blargh Nassau Grouper

    I wonder if the Warhammer would be a good way to generate noise underwater ?


  9. tholt576

    tholt576 Nassau Grouper

    That depends on what (who?) you hit with it. :wink:
  10. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

    A well timed scream seems to work....
    Make sure it is between your buddies inhalation and exhalation....

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