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Underwater Signaling Devices

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Brown Mermaid, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Brown Mermaid

    Brown Mermaid Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    Can anyone help a sistah diver out? I am looking for an underwater rattle. The one I am looking for is in a metal tube and when you shake it, it sounds like chimes or bells ringing (it is a light sound, it doesn't sound like Big Ben). Does anyone know where I can get one. And yes I do know that such a thing exists. One of my diving friends who lives in Bonaire has one but she doesn't remember where she got it from and what it is technically called or from which company it comes from.

    Brown Mermaid
  2. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    I think the one made with the aluminum tube was called Underwater Rattler - I don't think they're made anymore - a quick google search turned up no listings. There's a similar product called Scuba Rattler, you can buy here:

    We dove with a family in Bonaire this summer that made them out of PVC pipe. They put pebbles inside, glued endcaps on and put a lanyard around it. I did notice theirs tended to float up a little so maybe a metal tube is a better idea. However I never heard them using it u/w, my buddy did, but the sound - for me anyway - was lost in the ocean noises. That's why I have a tank banger, it gets your attention. (although it does kind of sound like a mini "Big Ben")

  3. hermosadive

    hermosadive Guest

  4. DBailey

    DBailey Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago
  5. Brown Mermaid

    Brown Mermaid Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    Thank you so much. I did go to the website and found the noisemaker I wanted. Their website had 2 sounds which I was able to play and decide which one I wanted. Again Thanks. Also, they have a good idea for this to be a promotional item for the club I belong to.

  6. ClassAction

    ClassAction Contributor

    I bought one of these and just used it in Mexico. It's awesome for warm water. Doesn't make a peep until you shake it. And it's small. I'm just not sure anyone would hear it if you were diving with a cold water hood on. I'll know in a few months when I start diving locally again...

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