The Garmin inReach Mini 2 uses the Iridium satellite network to provide two way SMS text messaging and interactive SOS alerts with GPS position from any location on the globe and requires a paid subscription. The Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS sends a digital distress message with your GPS position to any vessel that has a modern marine VHF radio within line of sight and does not require any subscription. Although they transmit and receive at the surface only, both devices are capable of being carried by divers to extreme depths.
Fraudulent purchases of dive electronics has become a widespread scam, then the stolen item is sold in an anonymous transaction through marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, or a discussion forum. To protect yourself, prudent divers should only purchase directly from a reputable dive equipment retailer. We don't want to become part of the problem, so to help protect the diving community please be advised that we have additional security procedures to verify payment on orders for this product are legitimate; we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For faster processing of orders that include this item, we recommend shipping to the billing address of the payment method and making payment via PayPal, ApplePay, Google Pay, Venmo, Zelle, or wire transfer.