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    PLB Container

    I'm looking for a container that I can use to store a PLB, probably a McMurdo 220, while diving. The minimum depth rating is 100 meters, but I'd feel better about 125 meters or better.

    I've not been able to find the tube that OMS used to make in their catalog and they haven't called me back about it. I suspect they don't carry it any more.

    Suggestions? What are others using?

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    Re: PLB Container

    Paul

    Take a look at my Oct 12 2012 facebook posting on PLB's. Gary K replied in the comment saying he had several of the OMS tubes. I have sent him a message asking if he still has any.

    John

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    Re: PLB Container

    Quote Originally Posted by pwl4476  View Original Post
    I'm looking for a container that I can use to store a PLB, probably a McMurdo 220, while diving. The minimum depth rating is 100 meters, but I'd feel better about 125 meters or better.

    I've not been able to find the tube that OMS used to make in their catalog and they haven't called me back about it. I suspect they don't carry it any more.

    Suggestions? What are others using?
    Not sure of any commercial products. But it's not that difficult to soon something up on lathe in the same style as a can light canister.

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    Re: PLB Container

    Quality Diving Equipment by Custom Divers - Custom Divers 200 210 Fast Find PLB Dive Canister 180M Depth Rating

    McMurdo - Fast Find / Fast Find Plus Accessories, Dive Canister 150M Depth Rating and this is the one I purchased several years back for my Spot.

    The Custom Divers looks similar and is priced great.
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    I am using one of my old light battery containers that was sold by Dive Rite. I called the company and asked them if I could get just the lid without the hole in it for the cable gland and they obliged. I have my PLB and strobe light in can.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359745005.766374.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1359745028.517887.jpg

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    Re: PLB Container

    Another vote for Custom Divers in UK. They have some great products to protect PLB's.

    Steve

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    Re: PLB Container

    I owned the McMurdo container in the past. It is big and tough to open.

    I have seen the Custom Diver and it looks like the Narked@90 container. A diver on a trip had one and he could not get it opened very easily.

    I have also seen the converted Diverite light battery containers. They are easy to open with the two latches but maybe too easy. If you go that way be sure to put a piece of tire tube around the latches to prevent them from opening underwater by accident and flooding your PLB.

    John

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    The Dive Rite latches now have a safety catch that has to be engaged before the latch can be opened.

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    Re: PLB Container

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowDiver  View Original Post
    The Dive Rite latches now have a safety catch that has to be engaged before the latch can be opened.
    Don't depend on it. I have had them open during a dive. But I do think it is the best and most likely least expensive option here in the USA.

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    Re: PLB Container

    Quote Originally Posted by jkaterenchuk  View Original Post
    I owned the McMurdo container in the past. It is big and tough to open.

    John
    I had the same issue - Just a little O2 grease and open/close it regularly.

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