Carter Personal Float Surface Marker Buoy Review

Carter Personal Float Surface Marker Buoy

A Review

Carter Personal Float Surface Marker Buoy Review

Overview

When scuba diving in the high sea as well as lakes, one scuba gear is of great importance, especially if you will be diving at night and that is your surface marker buoy. It does more than just guide you to the top, it let other on the surface know where you are and help avoid collision with any moving vehicle. Having hinted the need for an SMB as an important of a scuba diving gear, here we will examine one of such high-grade SMBs. In this Carter Personal Float review, we will show all the qualities and advantages of choosing a sophisticated SMB like the Carter Personal and what benefits are in that choice.

The Carter Personal float may just be one of the single most important pieces of diving equipment that you as a scuba diver will ever have in your kit. This is because it has been proven to be highly effective in use and efficient in deliver for a wide range of scuba divers.  With a detachable 12 inches by 12 inches dive flags on both sides, the Carter Personal float’s upper part has the reassuring quality of high visibility from a considerable distance.

There is also the 2 inches wide reflective strip which gives this SMB even more conspicuous view at night time. For use, it has a one-way oral inflation valve which easily allows you to inflate the float at the surface, while a one-way flapper valve allows air into the bottom of the float but not out.

Over-pressure/dump valve vents excess air as the Personal Float ascends to the surface. The handle at the top of the float can be used to attach a light. The float is constructed out of very durable 400 denier polyurethane coated nylon material. A Velcro strip at the bottom holds the float in a tight roll when not in use. A four-pound weight will make the personal float stand up vertically in the water. Personal floats are available in different buoyancies: 35 lbs. lift, 50 lbs. lift, and 75 lbs. lift.

The Carter Lift Bag Personal Floats is so dynamic that it can conveniently hoist some 35lbs lift capacity and has a 2 inches wide reflective strip for good distant visibility. The detachable 12-inch x 12-inch dive flags on both sides of the SMB’s upper part further aid its good visibility from a considerable distance, so divers don’t have to worry about not being seen.

Carter Personal Float Review

Also, a 2-inch wide reflective strip makes the floats highly visible at night. The one-way oral inflation valve easily allows the diver to inflate the float at the surface, while a one-way flapper valve allows air into the bottom of the float but not out. Over-pressure/dump valve vents excess air as the Personal Float ascends to the surface. The handle at the top of the float can be used to attach a light.

The Personal Float is constructed out of very durable 400 deniers polyurethane coated nylon material. A Velcro strip at the bottom holds the float in a tight roll when not in use. A 4-pound weight will make the personal float stand up vertically in the water. Personal Floats are available in different buoyancies: 35 lbs lift, 50 lbs lift and 75 lbs. lift.

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Specs

Material 400 Denier Polyurethane Coated Nylon
Dimension 35 lbs. (15.9 Kg) Lift Float (L X Dia.): 72″ X 4″ (182.9 X 10.2 Cm), 50 lbs. (22.7 Kg) Lift Float (L X Dia.): 120″ X 4″ (304.8 X 10.2 Cm), 75 lbs. (34 Kg) Lift Float (L X Dia.): 90″ X 5″ (228.6 X 12.7 Cm)
Color Yellow With Red and White Traditional Dive Flag
Inflation Valve One Way Oral Inflation Valve
Lift 35, 50, And 75 lbs. (15.9, 22.7, Or 34 Kg)

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Features

  • One-Way Oral Inflation Valve
  • One-Way Flapper Valve at Base
  • Over-Pressure/Dump Valve
  • Top Handle for Attachment of Light
  • Durable 400-Denier Polyurethane Coated Nylon
  • Optional 4lbs (1.82 kg) Ballast Weight (not included)
  • Single Most-Important Piece of Underwater Equipment You’ll Ever Own!
  • Optional, Detachable 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Dive Flags for High-Visibility
  • 2 Inches (5 cm) Wide Reflective Strip Highly-Visible at Night
  • hook and loop Strip at Bottom Holds-the-Float in Tight-Roll
  • 4 lbs. (1.82 kg) Weight: Makes Personal Float Remain-Vertical in Water (weight not included)
  • Bright Yellow Color


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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • One way oral inflation and flapper valve
  • Overpressure relief valve
  • Top handle for light attachment
  • Velcro strip holds float in a tight roll
  • 400D polyurethane coated nylon

CONS:
  • Rather costly

 

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Editors’ Opinion

The Carter Personal float may just be one of the single most important pieces of diving equipment that you as a scuba diver will ever have in your kit. This is because it has been proven to be highly effective in use and efficient in deliver for a wide range of scuba divers.

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