Be a Standout Diver: Wear an SMB on Your Head!
Being conspicuous while scuba diving is rarely a bad thing, yet the majority of exposure gear is black, dark gray or midnight blue—colors that all-but disappear into the ocean’s background. Without help from color or light, keeping track of divers is already a difficult task.
When it comes to differentiating divers, without some sort of visible queue, everyone in your dive group looks far too similar to discern who’s who at a glance.
If you dive active waters and you wander too far from your diver down marker, that standard black dive hood or beanie is nearly impossible to see at the surface.
Think about solving these visibility problems by “wearing” a surface marker buoy (SMB) on your head!
Several companies market high-visibility dive hoods and beanies in different styles that will serve you well in nearly any water temperature. With hi-viz colors like yellow, orange and lime green, with some designs that include SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) reflective material, you will definitely be a standout diver while on or under the water.
Little Red Diving Hood (7mm and 3mm)
PROMATE Ardent 3mm Beanie
HENDERSON SAR Swimmer Fire Fleece Hood
BEAVER Glow-Flex Semi-Dry Hi-Viz Hood
LOMO 5mm Hi Vis Yellow Hood
WATERPROOF H1 H.V. Hood
SEAREQ Little Red Diving Hood