Table of Contents
- How do the RECON-Pro and Accu-Dive Pro work ?
- What is the difference between the RECON-Pro and the Accu-Dive Pro ?
- I already own a GPS Receiver, can I use it with your underwater GPS products ?
- How long will it take to receive my order ?
- What does your SCUBA-Vis product do differently from an underwater video camera ?
- How accurate is the Global Positioning System (GPS) ?
- How accurate are the Long Beach Dive underwater GPS products ?
- When will the new ROV product be available and how much will it cost ?
- What Options are available for the RECON-Pro and Accu-Dive Pro Products ?
- How does the SCUBA-Vis work ?
- What is the difference between the SCUBA-Vis and the SCUBA-Vis Resort ?
1. How do the RECON-Pro and Accu-Dive Pro work ?
The RECON-Pro and Accu-Dive Pro have been designed as a complete systems to allow an underwater diver to utalize GPS data while submerged. Both underwater GPS products include a Garmin GPSMAP 172C GPS Receiver and unique keypad and stylus that provide the diver with the same functionality as can be utalized with a surface GPS receiver. The RECON-Pro And Accu-Dive systems consist of a surface GPS antenna mounted to a float connected via an umbilical cable to an underwater GPS receiver housing. GPS satellite signals are received by the GPS Antenna and sent to the submerged GPS Receiver. The diver uses the GPS receiver to determine their position in relation to waypoints or geographical coordinates. By knowing where they are in relation to these waypoints, the diver can successfully navigate in poor visibility conditions. In addition, the diver can utalize charts of the local waterways which are loaded into the RECON-Pro via a data card.
2. What is the difference between the RECON-Pro and Accu-Dive Pro models ?
The RECON-Pro features a small low-profile surface float, and comes equiped with 70 feet (21meters) of umbilical cable. The Accu-Dive Pro comes with a larger surface float including an international dive-flag and strobe light, for mazimum visibility of the divers position. In addition, the Accu-Dive Pro can be equiped with a GPS signal booster, allowing for additional umbilical cable lengths beyond the standard 70 feet (21 meters) provided in the base system.
If your depth requirements are over 70 feet (21 meters), or if you prefer a larger surface float than the RECON-Pro, the Accu-Dive system would be the correct model to choose.
3. I already own a GPS Receiver, can I use it with your underwater GPS products ?
Long Beach Dive no longer supports the SCUBA-Nav product line which had enabled the use of a divers personal GPS receiver. All Long Beach Dive underwater GPS systems now include a built-in GPS receiver.
4. How long will it take to receive my order ?
Long Beach Dive typicaly requires (15) buisness days to process an order prior to shipping.
Additional shiping and processing information can be found on our Services pages.
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5. What does your SCUBA-Vis product do differently from an underwater video camera ?
Our SCUBA-Vis product utilizes wireless video technology to allow a submerged camera to transmit a live feed for surface viewing and recording. The diver controls a hand-mounted camera which connects to a surface float. The surface float transmits live video taken by the diver to a receiver and LCD screen for viewing on shore, or in the dive boat. An optional DVR (Digital Video Recorder) allows the video to be recorded. Please refer to our SCUBA-Vis page for additional information on our underwater video products.
6. How accurate is the Global Positioning System ?
Long Beach Dive underwater GPS products are all capable of receiving the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) signal (EGNOS in Europe and MSAS in Japan) in which allows an accuracy of less than 3 meters under optimal conditions. Understanding and determining the accuracy of civilian GPS depends on many variables, and factors.
Additional information can be found on Garmin's WAAS Tutorial page.
7. How accurate are the Long Beach Dive underwater GPS products ?
The accuracy of all Long Beach Dive Underwater Diver Navigation products is dependent on several factors including but not limited to those discussed in FAQ #7 above, as well as an additional level of error caused by the off-set between the GPS antenna (located on the surface of the water) and the GPS receiver (attached to the diver). The depth of the dive and the strength and direction of the tide will determine the offset between the antenna and receiver. As an example, if the GPS receiver you are using is currently accurate to 9 feet and the offset between the antenna and receiver is 6 feet, then the accuracy will approximately be somewhere within the total of the two, or 15 feet.
8. When will your new ROV product be available and how much will it cost ?accuracy
Long Beach dive is in the process of testing a new ROV product and looks forward to having it ready for commersal use in the very near future. Please refer back to our website for futher updates, or send us a note via our Contact page and we would be happy to e-mail the details and pricing for our new ROV product as soon as available.
9. What Options are available for the RECON-Pro and Accu-Dive Pro ?
The RECON-Pro and Accu-Dive Pro come complete and ready to use right out of the box.
Long Beach Dive can also provide Garmin BlueChart software and hardware to allow the use of localized charts for either of our underwater GPS systems.
Our Accu-Dive system also has an optional GPS signal booster upgrade for umbilical lengths greator than 70 feet (21 meters). When ordering please specify the total length of umbilical required (up to a maximum of 175 feet.
Additional Information can be found on our GPS Charts & Software , Accu-Dive Pro , and, RECON-Pro pages.
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10. How does the SCUBA-Vis work ?
Our SCUBA-Vis product works on the same principal as our underwater GPS products, we utalize the standard dive flag/float design and include an underwater camera for the diver. The float unit contains a wireless video transmiter which sends the video feed from the diver to a base station containing an video receiver and LCD display which can be located up to 300 feet from the location of the dive flag/float. An optional DVR (Digital Video Recorder is also available to capture the video.
Additional Information can be found on our SCUBA-Vis Page.
11. What is the difference between the SCUBA-Vis and the SCUBA-Vis Resort model ?
The SCUBA-Vis is designed for use by one diver and has a larger surface float and dive flag (Red/White Stripe). Our SCUBA-Vis Resort system is designed for multiple users and uses a smaller float unit with no dive flag. The Resort model comes in several custom configurations and is designed for resorts or facilities where SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling are offered.
Additional information can be found on our SCUBA-Vis Resort page.
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