SMB - Surface Marker Buoy of perfect visibility.
The SMB must be visible at a long distance. The bright color of the XDEEP buoy is clearly visible even during unfavorable weather conditions and complies with the requirements of the maritime visibility standards.
The SMB is not an advertising banner, therefore we decided to leave the buoy material free from the big logo of the XDEEP to make the bright-colored surface as large as possible. Visible also at night and at very long distances
The XDEEP SMB is equipped with a special 3M Scotchlite reflective tape with SOLAS maritime visibility certificate.
This perfect fluorescent material guarantees that your buoy will be visible at a very long distance. It is especially important at sea where at night it is very difficult to make out something as small as a surface marker buoy.
Emergency buoyancy device in a few seconds
In emergency situations, you may need to have an additional source of buoyancy that will help you or any other diver remain surfaced.
The XDEEP SMB can be converted in a few seconds into an emergency source of buoyancy by clipping its ends together with a double-ended snap hook.
SMB fits perfect into the drysuit pocket
Always ideally cleared and at hand
In the lower part, the SMB is equipped with a rubber band loop which the rolled-up buoy is ideally cleared and takes up little space.
Such a solution is much better than any buoy holder since when it is needed, you can unroll it with one move
without wasting time.
SMB with place for a message.
In the upper part of the SMB, there is a transparent holder where you can put the chemical light or a paper with information for the surface support team. It is a perfect solution when you want to pass a message that you need something while staying at the deco stop. Why did we place it on the side and not at the top of the buoy? Such an arrangement guarantees that the things you put inside will not fall out while the buoy is floating on the water.
Easy to deploy.
The lower loop in the XDEEP SMB was made in such a way so as to maintain its round shape which makes it easier to move the reel or to clip the double-ended snap hook together. This apparently small change is a huge convenience and speeds up the deployment of the buoy especially when you do it in poor visibility conditions. We did not use a fixed snap hook on purpose so that in case of the damage of its spring you do not have to unstitch the buoy to replace it.
Top-quality fabric from the USA.
The XDEEP buoy is made of high-quality fabric, Nylon 240 dTEX, made in the USA and destined for application in maritime signaling equipment and life jackets. In the production, we applied a special coloring process making the material more resistant to color-fading due to salty water and an anti-bacterial coating.
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