have the greatest potential for clear communications due to the fact that little outside noise can mix with the signal. The diver’s earphones are connected to the ComRope which has the communication wires in its core. This provides clear and steady communications like a land-line telephone. Because the communications are directly fed through ComRopes to the diver, there is no need to worry about communication being lost, fuzzy, or intermittent.
Unlike through-water communications, however, the diver is tethered to the ComRope—limiting mobile freedom to the length of the ComRope.
Who Uses Hardwire Communications?
- Public Safety
- Interactive Dive Programs (i.e., Aquariums)
- Live Broadcasts (TV)
- Tethered Divers
Is This Right For Me?
The first question you need to ask yourself is if you need to be tethered while diving. If mobile freedom isn’t an issue for you, or if you are required to be tethered or have divers tethered (i.e., public safety), then Hardwire communications is probably best for you.
Hardwire communications provides the clearest of communications and is easily manageable—providing a safety line that connects the divers to the surface. Hardwire is also perfect for audio/video purposes which provides the ability to feed audio directly to your camera.
- ComBox 1-Diver Surface Station
- MK2-DCI 2-Diver Surface Station
- MK-7 Buddy Line Surface Station
- Mk-IV 3-Diver Surface Station
- ComRope *Available in different lengths