Here is what users say:
I'm a safety-conscience diver, and I'll tell you that I whole-heartedly trust the FRV's capability. I'll attest that it becomes second-hand nature to set up and care for the FRV after just a few uses. And its life-saving potential is real. George A. Hierro, Major, U. S. Marine Corps.
Colleen Gallagher recalls: Another contraction came. "One more second", I said to myself and then I will ascend. “I feel good and not fatigued, actually very relaxed”, I thought.
Then there was a "pop" sound and hiss, I knew exactly what that was.
My FRV was going off, because I had set it to bring me up to the surface if I exceeded 1 minute and 20 seconds. An agreement I made with myself before I entered the water. I knew I had actually achieved a longer breath hold in my FII class but I had decided that those settings would be my comfort level to ascend safely to the surface.
As the FRV proceeded to inflate and quickly swept me up to the surface, I was frustrated and appreciative that it was looking out for my well being.
I obviously was not doing a very good job of that, I was distracted by fleeting tunas and eager to land a shaft in one of them. I am glad I had my FRV on and the forethought to set safe limits for myself.
I have full confidence in my vest and all of the "test" activations have gone perfectly.
I look at my FRV as an essential safety item. I hope I never need it, but if I ever do I know it will bring me back to the surface safely. I can't put a price tag on that type of security, and neither can my wife. We do an inherently dangerous sport and any help that I can get to make sure I come home safely to my loved ones is welcome, and there is no better safety device than the FRV. P.S. No bubbles means its even easier to sneak up on the WSB! Nick Dumong, Santa Barbara
It allowed me to relax and focus on the hunt, instead of worrying about a shallow water black out.
I attached a picture wearing the FRV while getting my first BFT. Matt Davidson
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