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ENOS: Unbeatable Value!

ENOS onboard is a big relief

ENOS onboard is a big relief

Conclusion of a dive instructor: "Unbeatable Value!"
 
I worked for many years as diving instructor in Asia and in the Red Sea.
In summary I must say that the time on ENOS-Boats was almost stressless because the danger of losing divers due to currents did not exist there! In case of need I even didn't search for the missed divers! Because I saw their positions clearly understandable on the screen of ENOS-Receiver which is why we always "just picked them up" from the surface.
 
Very quick the crew and I appreciated for ENOS onboard. It's so easy to handle and everybody immediately understood how it works, captain, crew, dive guides and the divers.
 
One experience is still in my mind:
During a dive with 3 guests one of them had problems with his ears therefore we finished the dive after 10 minutes.
After surfacing we recognized a strong current and a high swell. The driver of the inflatable vessel couldn't see our SMB although he was just 75 meters away! After a very short time we were swept far away.
 
Now we activated our ENOS-Beacons which relays the alert directly to the safari boat.
The colleagues onboard the liveaboard informed the driver of the zodiac by using the walkie talkie and immediately he picked us up.
That's all - undramatic - and simple - but without ENOS the story would have end in a desaster!
 
I never was in the dangerous situation to do a search dive for missed divers after a short break on the surface. Not to speak about the stress.
Instead of that everybody onboard took the ENOS-Alert as relief (!) because it signalized 2 topics:
  1. the divers are alive and surfaced
  2. thanks to the precise data on the Receiver screen we always knew where the divers were drifting and picked them up
Parallel I recognized thate ENOS-System did not lead divers to carelessness. They didn't dive more risky nor did they misuse the device as "taxi call". First they inflated their SMB to become picked up. But when the SMB was not seen by the crew the divers switched on their ENOS-Beacons.
 
Therefore ENOS didn't take positive influence on the dives ony. It also took positive influence on the daily routine of the safari which all were carried out without any interruption. This increased not only safety onboard but also the recreation factor of the guests - which is the reason why divers prefer ENOS-Boats.
In Summary:
  • ENOS has avoided accidents and stress onboard
  • ENOS took positive influence on the economy of the boat because of the rebookings of the guests
 
More is not possible  –  unbeatable!
 
Moni