The buoy sits 36 inches off the water line and can be seen in most weather conditions from approximately 1,000 feet away. The color-contrasting scheme, bright yellow and red, also make the buoy highly visible. While it appears to be larger and heavier than traditional dive flags and spearfishing floats, the inflatable design is highly buoyant and can be towed with minimal resistance in the water due to it’s rounded bottom and clever water-ballast counter weight system.
The Florida law currently fails to require divers to use a lighting device while diving at night which creates an extremely unsafe environment. Therefore, many divers have used a wide variety of lighting configurations that have conflicted with Coast Guard regulations. A compartment at the top of the buoy was created to insert a lighting device. If used properly,the light will illuminate the buoy from within, making the buoy highly visible in darkness. Each buoy will come standard with an LED light.
In addition to the grab line, stainless steel d-rings for the catch bag and tow line, the buoy also offers a storage compartment for a fishing license or car keys.