Apeks Spool Reel & SMB
The SMB in Pouch comes as standard with this package but you can also upgrade from a choice of any of our SMBs from our Range.
A Reel and SMB are esential items ensuring the safety of the diver, this kit is used to keep a track of the positioning of the diver as the SMBs keep floating on the surface throughout the dive and the Reel can be used to aid with your assent.
- Essential safety gear
- Ideal during deco-stops
- Helps to maintain track of diver’s exact position
Apeks 15m Spool Reel - Purple or Upgrades Green 30 metres and Blue 45 metres.
Inspired by technical diving, this Apeks Spool is versatile enough to be used in a range of diving applications and features easy to grip flared sides for improved deployment and winding up. Made from tough anodised aluminium alloy with high visibility line for darker conditions and with a super tough leader and swivel as standard, the Lifeline comes in three sizes and colours (Blue, Purple and Green) and is complemented by a range of line markers and cookies.
Available three sizes - Purple 15 metres, Green 30 metres and Blue 45 metres.
- Rugged construction.
- High tensile line leader to avoid damage to main line when ‘tying off’.
- Line swivel to prevent line entanglement and twisting.
- Machined from one piece of aircraft grade aluminium.
- Anodised coating.
- Spool is not over-wound, enabling additional line to be added if required.
- Includes stainless steel bolt snap.
- Designed and manufactured in the UK.
- Line is sewn instead of tied to increase strength.
- Orange line, best for low light conditions.
- Easy-release pull tabs.
SMB in Pouch
Engineered by the A.P.Valves design team, the SMB is a heavy duty poly-vinyl buoy. It comes with weighted bottom, webbing strap, line, clips and pouch. Notably, it is an ideal device to use at the time of deco-stops.
Surface Marker Tube (SMB)
This Surface Marker tube from Beaver Sports is ideal for all group and individual diving.
SMB Self Sealing
Heavy duty poly-vinyl self sealing surface marker buoy with dump valve & line attachment point.
AP Valves Sealing SMB
A revolutionary kind of Surface Marker Buoy - SMBC (Surface Marker Buoy Closed) by AP Valves is a self-sealing SMB, the pressure you exert to fill the buoy closes the buoy end. As the buoy starts to fill, the internal baffle is forced shut.
The automatic shutting of the baffle is an ease-of-use feature as well as a safety feature, as it prevents the accidental deflating of the SMB at the surface. This makes it reliable dive equipment, and you can dive, snorkel with peace as you are safe with the surface marker.
With a stream-lining flap that closes over the mouth in a current to prevent sea-anchor effect, and an AP5 over-pressure / dump valve which prevents the buoy from bursting, the buoy is thoughtfully created. The AP5 over-pressure / dump valve also allows deflation after use.
Use it as a standard surface marker, or as a decompression marker buoy, the SMBC features an eyelet at the top end to attach a strobe, message slate or any identification marker. Roll it up for easy storage and store it in the custom SMB pouch by AP Valve.
The Tec Buoy is a robust surface marker buoy with a quick release dump valve and a stainless steel connection for the inflator.
The buoy can be rolled up neatly and secured with an eastic bungee to be stowed into your pocket, it also have a metal D-ring for attaching a spool.
The SMB can also be orally inflated.
Dimensions: 120cm x 12cm
AP Valves SMB With Bottle
The self-sealing BUDDY SMBCi (Surface Marker Buoy - Closed with Inflation Cylinder) features a lightweight aluminium mini-cylinder (0.1 litre) which is mounted at the foot of the buoy just above the internal baffle.
Available in Bright Red, HiViz Red & Yellow, or as an all-Yellow Signal Buoy.
Simply attach a line or reel & you have a superb decompression marker buoy & also a buoy that can be used as a standard surface marker.
The SMBCi features a lightweight aluminium mini-cylinder (0.1 litre) which is mounted at the foot of the buoy just above the internal baffle.
Cylinder Dimensions: 0.1 litre - 115mm x 50mm diam.
Easily replenished from the main cylinder, the mini-cylinder is small enough to fold unobtrusively inside the SMB to be stowed in pouch or pocket.
Deployment is simply a question of unfurling the SMB & cracking open the cylinder