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Yup, i'd go along with that one.

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Mine is orange and yellow, I heard yellow was easier to spot from the air...
 

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Mine is yellow...had it a long time and too mean to buy a new one....don't use it a lot and the club know it is mine???
 

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Techie divers!!! I am unusual because I have a pony out here.....the colour of a blob won't mean anything to anybody.....I could fire a red flare and everyone would stop and look at it then carry on with their lives!
When making rules like 'yellow for trouble' you have to remember that not everyone knows the rules and some of those that do don't care. IMHO all that has to be established is the rules on the day of the dive so no misunderstanding or 'my club doesn't do that' happens.
If I was told on a boat that a yellow blob means trouble then I would have to borrrow a red one for the dive.


ps....20 years ago when I bought the dsmb they didn't come in red.:(
 

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<font color='#8D38C9'>I'd agree with the orange for SMB, yellow for distress. Although I don't own a yellow dsmb, I am intending to get one soon.
With reagrd to being able to see the yellow one better, I'm really unsure about this. From Dive Marshalling experience, the first DSMB's I spot are the orange ones and it usually takes a little longer to pick out the yellow ones, especially on a sunday day with the glare reflecting.
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Neil 20 years ago they did not have purpose built dive, charter boat’s as porg said if you send up a yellow blob, you are you are stating you have a problem.. And I’m  not a techie diver, same as a red flare I live on the south coast and if I see one I will ring the coast guard Maybe its diffrent in Oman

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<font color='#32CD32'>Personally I agree, but I think the lesson here is .............

AGREE SOMETHING WITH THE SURFACE TEAM BEFORE GOING DOWN.

This may be surface cover or skipper.

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Quote[/b] (Skipper @ Feb. 25 2004,07:39)]OK... I give up
Skipper, don't give up, you are spot on and I reckon if you started a poll on here you might be pleased with how many understand and do this properly (and yes it is a question of "properly" or not, NOT personal preference, cos it's a communication thing)

Juz, you're dead right too. Because some don't do it right (phrase sounds familiar ?  
)... AGREE WITH SURFACE COVER BEFORE DIVE
That goes double if you're doing it wrong  


Dave.
(who bought a yellow SMB as a main at first before he'd heard the rules, and agrees totally that PADI BSAC et all (and YD!) ought to be using their positions to get this standardised)
(and is talking about UK only and not having a pop at people who do it different overseas if the rules are different there as he has no idea about that  
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Quote[/b] (Skipper @ Feb. 24 2004,23:02)]Orange is for SMB
Yellow is for distress
<font color='#000080'>Hoping to be down your neck o' the woods in july so my smb is yellow with "Steve S decompressing - no lift" I bought yellow after a diver survey said it was the easiest to spot, it made no mention of yellow = distress.

And on that subject why are danger/warnings usually in red?

Safe diving,
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Quote[/b] (Jen S @ Feb. 25 2004,08:54)]With reagrd to being able to see the yellow one better, I'm really unsure about this. From Dive Marshalling experience, the first DSMB's I spot are the orange ones and it usually takes a little longer to pick out the yellow ones, especially on a sunday day with the glare reflecting.
Jen
If that's the case, maybe we should campaign for emergency blobs to be orange  
 

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Quote[/b] (dave archer @ Feb. 25 2004,11:27)]Dave.
(who bought a yellow SMB as a main at first before he'd heard the rules, and agrees totally that PADI BSAC et all (and YD!) ought to be using their positions to get this standardised)
(and is talking about UK only and not having a pop at people who do it different overseas if the rules are different there as he has no idea about that  
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You're more correct than you realise, Dave! The rules ARE different overseas. In the rest of the world, yellow means "here I am" and red/orange "I've got a problem". I'm afraid it's the UK that's out of step, as usual. The agencies HAVE sorted this out. It's just that, for some reason, the UK seems to have decided not to comply.
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>The same way that diving flag is blue/white in Europe (or at least in Spain & Portugal)  and Red/white in US. What is it in the UK?
 

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The way I understand it - yellow stands out much better in dim light conditions - ie quite a lot of the time in the UK! Whereas red/orange is better in bright light conditions. That's why my buddy uses a DSMb which is yellow on one side and orange on the other!
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Chris,

yes we here use the proper dive flag as the name suggests. INTERNATIONAL, it is the first letter also in the alphabet , 'A' Flag is Blue and White

Quote from the Colregs

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Quote[/b] ]a rigid replica of the International Code flag "A" not less than 1 metre in height. Measures shall be taken to ensure its all-round visibility.
This is to be flown when divers are in the water, either at a inland site site or from a dive support vessel.

Most of us here fly a floppy flag  
 

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Quote[/b] (Andy the Commie 2 @ Feb. 25 2004,14:16)]Quote from the Colregs

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Quote[/b] ]a rigid replica of the International Code flag "A" not less than 1 metre in height. Measures shall be taken to ensure its all-round visibility.
This is to be flown when divers are in the water, either at a inland site site or from a dive support vessel.

Most of us here fly a floppy flag  
How does that comply with the (international) regulation concerning all-round visibility? Brits out of step again  
 

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at John

it also states that dive vessels should also display the day shapes of  Ball Diamond Ball   or at night   Red White Red in vertical line .....

How many of us do that . ?              ONLY me at work , i s'pose
 
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