The lifestyle freediving buoy.
The SPORT Freediving Buoy is the convenient, go-to buoy for traveling freedivers and for those who train often. Easy to pack, a breeze to travel with, and can be effortlessly inflated by mouth or pump. Freedivers especially enjoy the large mesh zippered pocket, which tucks away smaller items securely.
Easily inflatable by mouth or pump and packs well for every freediving adventure.
A water-repelling PVC exterior is tougher than fabric to keep its form over time, yet still smooth enough to comfortably rest your face on.
A flexible D-ring connection under the buoy lets your carabiner move more freely, protecting it from the typical wear and tear of a fixed connection.
Secure storage space
A large, double-zippered mesh pocket secures small items such as water, extra lead weight, or action cameras.
Six looping handles provide flexible anchor points for your surface line and let you rest comfortably from anywhere on the buoy.
DETAILS AND MATERIALS
- Material: Durable PVC
- Single-chamber construction
- Fully-integrated tube for easy transport
- Large outer mesh zippered pocket secured with 6 buckles for small-item storage
- Marine-grade stainless steel D-ring secured from a hanging loop for durability
- 6 looping handles constructed from sailing rope
- 8 water drainage holes
- Inflatable by mouth or air pump
- Lightweight and travel-friendly
SPORT Freediving Buoy 70cm
- Outer Diameter: 70cm (27.6in)
- Inner Diameter: 35cm (13.8in)
- Height: 20cm (7.9in)
- Fully-inflated Weight: 1.75kg (3.85lb)
- Empty Weight: 1.74kg (3.84lb)
- Recommended Load: 10 - 30 kg (22 - 66lb)
SPORT Freediving Buoy 80cm
- Outer Diameter: 80cm (31.5in)
- Inner Diameter: 45cm (17.7in)
- Height: 20cm (7.9in)
- Fully-inflated Weight: 2.26kg (4.98lb)
- Empty Weight: 2.24kg (4.9lb)
- Recommended Load: 10 - 30kg (22 - 66lb)
All equipment should be rinsed in fresh water after use and placed out of direct sunlight and heat. Avoid placing or storing the buoy around sharp objects.
- The 70cm SPORT Freediving Buoy is appropriate for comfortable diving for 3 people
- The 80cm SPORT Freediving Buoy is appropriate for comfortable diving for 5 people
The number can differ depending on the size and weight of freedivers, the length of the rope they use, and the amount of additional gear they use during their dive. For safety reasons, remember that one instructor may have a maximum of 4 students during a depth training session.
To safely set up your SPORT Freediving Buoy
- Before each dive, inspect the buoy, rope, and D-ring for any visual damage.
- Insert the buoy-end of the rope into the loop inside of the buoy and insert the other end of the line through the carabiner on the D-ring. If you are using a pulley system (highly recommended), you can hook the pulley system directly to a carabiner on the D-ring.
- Attach the bottom weight to the rope with an appropriate knot (e.g., water bowline) or a carabiner.
- If you are using a pulley system, skip to step 7. It is highly recommended that the pulley system is attached to the buoy’s D-ring with a carabiner instead of a shorter piece of rope.
- Attach the bottom weight under the buoy with a carabiner and/or an appropriate knot.
- Attach the dive line with a clove hitch at the target depth.
- Take the line out of the float.
- Carefully inspect the dive site. If there are divers underwater, wait until they swim away before slowly releasing the line with the bottom weight attached.
Note: If you are not using a pulley system, make sure that the weight does not tangle itself with any part of the line as it is lowered. If the dive line is properly braided, this should not be a problem and you will not need to open the braid before lowering the bottom weight. The sinking bottom weight will open the braid automatically and the descent will be stopped by the clove hitch when the rope is fully unbraided.