THE DIVER'S "UNDERWATER"
Concept by: Mark Thome
The GPS (in a small,
clear housing) is deployed and gains signal then is pulled down to read
data. The gps always points back to the boat, but also allows the diver
to mark points of interest for future dives. As the diver pulls the
GPS back down the flag takes up the slack line easier than reeling down
with a reel. A"low drag" flag design is used.
Padding is used
to ensure that the gps unit does not activate various switches a compass
is mounted atop the unit for ease of use. A plastic dive slate (cut
to size) is affixed to one side and the pencil is a carpenter's "flat"
type with "velcro".
Great for snorkeling,
diving or emergency floatation in tandem with the GPS concept this works
Mark Thome's concept
was featured in the Underwater Magazine a publication well known in
the commercial and military dive industry.
The Magellan 315
or 320 are great choices for this concept and are very inexpensive.
People are amazingly "jaded" to the wonders of technology
today don't be complacent! Be one of the few divers on this planet to
dive with GPS!
Only the most avid diver would
use "diver gps" but they are often the most set in their
ways and not open to much that is new.