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LP's Blue Reef brand?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by filmguy123, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. filmguy123

    filmguy123 Professional Photographer

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  2. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. randpchi

    randpchi Regular of the Pub

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    I have a couple of blue reef pieces including a smb. No problems. It's the Kind of brand you use for gear that is not critical.
     
  4. filmguy123

    filmguy123 Professional Photographer

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    Thanks for all the links and the helpful reply!

    Would I be better off spending just a tad more through DGX and getting an OMS lift bag, or a different brand SMB instead?
     
  5. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Are you specifically diving for something where you need a lift bag? Or is it just a nice to have in case? I haven't needed one in 35 years of diving although I have lifted smaller things with my BC once or twice.
    I've thought thru my dive buddies list and don't think I know anyone who owns one either.

    I'm pretty sure I own this SMB: http://www.leisurepro.com/p-blrdbs6/blue-reef-6183m-smb
    Only used it once when I was diving off a boat that required one and never unrolled it. I think my buddy has had it for the last couple of years.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2016
  6. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't know why you would buy a lift bag at this stage of the game.

    I can't tell about the SMB. If the only way to attach it to anything is that plastic suicide clip, I would not buy it. I would say to either get a really cheap one (<$20 - DGX Safety Sausage | Dive Gear Express®) and know you'll buy a better one later. Or just go ahead and spend more to get a good one. I would suggest to look at the DAN one, the XS Scuba one, and Carter. There are good 6' ones that are reasonably priced. Thus, I would not bother to get a shorter one.
     
  7. Ghetto Diver

    Ghetto Diver Solo Diver

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    I have and use the SMB. No problems. As mentioned above, it has a crappy suicide clip. I don't use the clip, but have a spool threaded through the webbing at the clip.
    I use at as a DSMB exclusively.
     

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