LIFELINE IN ACTION: REAL STORIES
The Nautilus not only saved our bacon, but saved our trip.
On a recent dive we were hot dropping a wreck in 240'. The current
was ripping like it always is there. We missed the wreck and by the time we came up after about 12min of deco the boat had lost track of us. We had blown SMBs quickly, but not quick enough. One of the other divers said "We're screwed, the boat still thinks we are on the wreck". I responded "No we are not screwed" I took out my Nautilus Lifeline and let the boat captain know we bounced, and our GPS position.
We soon saw the boat and talked them right over to us. We got right back on the boat, and decided that we would try for the wreck again, and this time we made it. The Nautilus not only saved our bacon, but saved our trip. You can't do that with and EPIRB.
In addition the digitally encoded GPS/distress signal was picked up instantly by Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, and we where 30 nautical miles east from Port Canaveral. I believe that the other divers as well as the boat captain will be picking a Nautilus up in the near future.