“We felt pretty good to know that we have a friend at hand to communicate with others…and it works.”



We had to use the Lifeline in Curaçao. Nothing dramatic…

we lost one of our buddies. She just missed the entrance into the beach and was actually swimming the other way. So we had to start a little search.
Walti, my buddy in the pic took the lifeline and started the search, while I stayed on the beach and kept contact with him using the Nautilus LifeLine,
after a few minutes he confirmed the successful search. Worked fine! So no boat searching.

We felt pretty good to know that we have a friend at hand to communicate with others…and it works.

Rene Naf

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Proud to be a sponsor of “under the pole expedition”

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Testimonial from John de Pinna,North Shore Projects, South Africa


I spend a large amounts of time playing on jet skis in heavy surf but still require a radio to launch, beach and emergency. I enjoy rough heavy seas and normally break about five or six radios a year. I was mailed a brochure of the Lifeline from Killerdeals in SA, I had a look at the radio and believe that its the only radio viable for my use, and that has proved correct.

2014_May5_South Africa testimonial _JohnIn SA most of the ski boat launch site require a 29 MHz but that is slowly changing as the 29 MHz hand held units currently available are absolutely useless for our application. All jet ski skippers weather they fish or play are having issues with the 29 as a result the clubs are starting to allow VHF as well.

I believe that there is a good market for a strong waterproof VHF – I attach it to my vest, if I am thrown from the ski and the ski is washed onto rocks at least I have a radio in hand. Its a great product so far no problems at all, if you consider the price its very cheap compared to five radios a year that break up on landing big jumps. The radio being attached to my vest is isolated from the impact and vibration of the ski which works well.


John de Pinna

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Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

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Nautilus LifeLine- Marine Rescue Radio With GPS

SCUBALAB (Scubadiving.com -March/ April, 2014 – P.68)

This GPS-equipped marine VHF radio is more than a cool toy
– the Nautilus Lifeline could save your life. The company
designed it based on a simple premise: Calling for help
at sea should be easier than using a satellite-based

Push the green button to chat with your dive boat or friends;
push the orange one to call any nearby boat on Channel 16. If all else fails, push the red button to send a digital distress message with your GPS location to radios within a 4,000-square mile area. Rechargeable via US B, the Lifeline is splash-proof on the surface in talk mode, and waterproof to 425 feet when closed.

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Nautilus LifeLine Ltd. is proud to sponsor SUDS (Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba)

Nautilus LifeLine Ltd. is proud to sponsor SUDS (Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba) who held a special fundraising event this past weekend in Florida.

SUDS Diving Mission:

“Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) is designed to help improve the lives of injured service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. By training the warriors in a challenging and rewarding activity it can help facilitate the rehabilitation process and promote mobility. Offering this venue provides the service member with a sport they can enjoy during their rehabilitation and throughout their life.”- Suds Diving, Inc. (www.sudsdiving.org)

Special thanks to the Organizers, Eric Voss & Lindsay Kaye, for bringing this together with a variety of sponsors and a great group of people to raise funds for such a worthy cause. 2014_Apr_7_SUDS

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Human remains with possible shark bites could be missing diver, WA police say

Police believe a diver missing off the coast south of Perth may have been killed by a shark, after human remains were discovered with possible shark bites.

Michael McGregor, 38, failed to resurface after diving with two friends several kilometres off Dawesville Cut, about 80 kilometres south of Perth, early on Saturday afternoon.

Water police have been searching for the missing diver since Saturday.

PHOTO: Police say human remains found with apparent shark bites are probably those of the missing diver. (WA Police)

Water Police divers yesterday found human remains believed to be that of the missing man close to the dive site.

In a statement, police said a preliminary investigation “indicates the male may have received shark bites”.

However, they stressed the cause of death remained unclear and his friends did not see any shark attack.

Fatal shark attacks in WA since 2000

  • Surfer Chris Boyd: Gracetown Nov 23 2013
  • Surfer Ben Linden: Wedge Island, July 14 2012
  • Diver Peter Kurmann: Geographe Bay, March 31 2012
  • Diver George Wainwright: Rottnest Island, Oct 22 2011
  • Swimmer Bryn Martin: Cottesloe Beach, Oct 10 2011
  • Surfer Kyle Burden: Bunker Bay, Sept 4 2011
  • Surfer Nick Edwards: Gracetown, Aug 17 2010
  • Snorkeler Brian Guest: Port Kennedy, Dec 27 2008
  • Snorkeler Geoffrey Brazier: Abrolhos Islands, Mar 18 2005
  • Surfer Brad Smith: Gracetown, July 10 2004
  • Swimmer Ken Crew: North Cottesloe, Nov 6 2000


If Mr McGregor was taken by a shark it would be the first fatal attack since the State Government introduced baited drum lines off the WA coast in January.

Water police and volunteer marine rescue boats, together with a police dive team and helicopters, have been scouring the area since Saturday.

Police said further investigations were continuing and a report would be prepared for the coroner.

The waters off Western Australia have seen an unprecedented number of fatal shark attacks recently – including six fatal incidents in just over two years.

The last fatal shark attack in WA occurred in November, when surfer Chris Boyd was taken near Gracetown in the state’s south-west.

Professional abalone diver Greg Pickering survived an attack near Esperance in October.

Meanwhile, a woman has been taken by a shark off the New South Wales far south coast town of Tathra.

Chris Armstrong, in her 60s, was swimming with a group between the wharf and Tathra Beach about 8:20am (AEDT).

The swimmers were about 100 metres offshore when they saw Ms Armstrong taken by what they believe was a shark.

According to the Australian Shark Attack File, there have been 85 recorded “unprovoked” attacks, 18 of which were fatal, in WA in the past 100 years.

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Police search for diver who failed to resurface near Mandurah

POLICE will resume a search at first light for a diver who went missing off the Mandurah coast on Saturday.

A Fremantle Water Police spokesman said concerns were growing for the welfare of the 38-year-old Peel man who failed to resurface from a dive 5km offshore from the Dawesville Cut, just south of Mandurah on Saturday afternoon.

The missing man is reportedly a local who knows the area well and is an experienced diver.

The spokesman said a group of five friends arrived at the location late yesterday morning and the missing man had dived once before disappearing.

The group contacted police about 1.30pm when he failed to return to the boat.

“They’re obviously quite distressed themselves and so are the family,” he said.

Police are using four-wheel-drives to search the shoreline between Dawesville and Halls Head, while an air search would resume at first light after being grounded on Saturday afternoon due to “rough weather”.

Search teams involved today include a Surf Lifesaving helicopter, Peel Water Police, Fremantle Water Police dive team, Mandurah Water Rescue Group, Rockingham Volunteer Sea Rescue Group, Fremantle Sea Rescue and the departments of transport and fisheries.

Poor conditions hampered the search on Saturday with divers pulled from the water, police said.

Marine police are coordinating the search from Fremantle, through an incident commander on the Peel water police boat that is combing the search area.

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Safety first — and always improving.

ps_january2014Steve Maday and Peter examine their Nautilus LIfeLines – standard issue (no charge unless lost) for all diving guests.

The combination of radio and GPS is part of our multiple redundant safety systems for diving the Galapagos Islands.
Each diver has a SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) and Dive Alert.

Now, each diver will also carry this combination 2-way radio and GPS emergency locator(Nautilus LifeLine Rescue Radio).

Safety first — and always improving.

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New MMSI Information from Australia!

We are pleased to advise that AMSA recently held a meeting with ACMA to discuss the Diver Handheld VHF DSC transceivers and the requirement to provide a MROVCP. It was agreed there is no requirement in Australia to provide a MROVCP for the owner/operator of the device if operating from a boat of whom is being operated by someone who is qualified. If the person is operating from the shore then they must be suitably qualified.

Diver Handheld VHF DSC transceivers

Effective as from November 2013, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) does not mandate a marine radio operator certificate prior to the issuing of an MMSI for personally attached diver VHF radios, that offer a digital selective calling transmit capability, and limited voice communications. This presumes that the radio operator in the diving boat (mother vessel) is qualified. In the case of lone divers not operating from boats, the requirement for a marine radio operator certificate remains.

For more Information please visit www.amsa.gov.au/mmsi

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The Best Life-Saving Gear – Nautilus Lifeline Featured in Sport Diver Feb. eNewsletter

Surface-signaling devices are considered a must-have safety item for many divers, and the Nautilus Lifeline takes that concept to a new, ingenious level. A combination GPS receiver and VHF marine radio, it gives divers the ability to speak with boats up to eight miles away. Plus, the system will broadcast GPS coordinates of the diver’s location to nearby vessels. A tough polycarbonate housing is rated to 425 feet and easily attaches to a BC’s D-ring. Battery life is 24 hours in emergency mode and, even better, there’s also a strobe. nautiluslifeline.com

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