Divesoft Safety Signal Mirror

$17.50
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SKU
DS-8052

The Divesoft safety signal mirror is based on one of the oldest and simplest signaling devices – the sun's reflection. A diver separated from the dive boat or actually lost at sea can use the sun's light to reflect an intense beam that can be seen from over a mile away in good conditions.

Divesoft Safety Signal Mirror

Divesoft Signal Mirror - Front Side
Divesoft Signal Mirror - Front Side Back Side w/ Instructions Learn To Use A Signal Mirror Signaling: Using a Signaling Mirror
  • Safety first! Compact and easy to carry on every dive
  • Made from polished stainless steel for durability
  • Will not bend, crack or split - NOT made of glass
  • Signaling at great distance is simple, accurate and effective
  • Overall size is {3.2 in | 8.1 cm} x {2.5 in | 5.7 cm}

A diver separated from the dive boat or actually lost at sea can use the sun's light to reflect an intense beam that can be seen from over a mile away in good conditions. The US Air Force survival handbook says the signal mirror is "the most underrated signaling device found in the survival kit." The DiveSoft Safety Signal Mirror is made from polished stainless steel - NOT GLASS - with mirror-like qualities. The diver uses a hole in the middle of the device to aim the signal as required. There is an easy to understand diagram etched into the back side of the mirror with instructions for use. Hopefully you will never need to use this but it is an excellent safety device especially for open water divers that are not in close proximity to a shoreline.

Overall size is {3.2 in | 8.1 cm} x {2.5 in | 5.7 cm}

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SKU DS-8052
Brand Divesoft
Weight (lbs) 0.2000
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Using a Signal Mirror for Rescue

Because the core of the reflected sunbeam from a flat signal mirror is very narrow, all rescue signal mirrors must include an aiming system. The rearsight aiming system of the signal mirror sold by Dive Gear Express uses a double-sided reflector with a central hole. Such signal mirrors are easy to use, but you should practice aiming to be better prepared to use it in an emergency:

For background on signal mirror aiming methods, see the U.S. Search and Rescue Agency Air Sea Rescue Bulletin (pages 6-11) that includes descriptions of the reflex, rearsight, foresight, and improvised foresight methods along with results from a joint field test by the US Coast Guard and National Bureau of Standards.

Guest authored by R. A. Fowell under license (CC BY 4.0)

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