Tropical storm in Grenada
Hi Captain Lever,
I have just returned from a weeks diving in Grenada, using my CCR. On the last dive, a group of 4 divers descended on the wreck of the Hemer 1, stayed in the water for 40 minutes max depth 100 feet. Great dive - warm and clear, loads of life.
We surfaced all together as a group deploying DSMB's before leaving the wreck. On surfacing a tropical storm had come over the area reducing the visibility to feet!! The dive boat had lost our DSMB's and us! We drifted away from the wreck, in very rough seas some 5 miles south of Grenada, in the Atlantic.
We carried 2 LifeLines between the group of 4, we called the boat using the green button, but due to the wind and rain nothing was heard. We tried the orange button, again nothing as lots of boats had made for shelter due to the conditions.
Finally, we fired off the Distress Mode, which was picked up by several boats and a search was started. We drifted 3 miles from the wreck in 90 minutes, but were eventually picked up by another dive boat that had come out from Grenada to search. He was guided to us by the GPS numbers transmitted by the Lifeline.
I would like to thank you and your team for developing the product