The Nautilus Lifeline is a compact, sleek 2-way marine VHF radio with GPS, Depth rated to 425-feet. The Lifeline is always immediately available wherever you are and whatever your activity. Pushing the Red Button automatically sends your exact GPS coordinates and a distress call to all modern marine VHF radios at a range up to 12 miles. You need never worry about being left in the water. The Nautilus Lifeline is also a peripheral computing device, ready to be charged and customized using any PC or laptop through USB. The Nautilus Lifeline includes a quick start guide, data and charging cable, D-ring clip, full manual and software (via download). The Lifeline Pouch is available separately. Perfect for boating, kayaking, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, waterskiing, diving, canoeing, commercial mariners, coastal cruising and more.
The Nautilus Lifeline incorporates a personal DSC-version VHF radio into a compact, waterproof enclosure not much larger than a smartphone. With the clamshell latched, the unit can be taken as deep as 425 feet. On the surface, it can be opened to access the radio and GPS-beacon controls, all still waterproof to surface splash. The antenna pops up, and robust push-button controls engage the various functionalities, allowing divers to talk to their base boat with the two-way radio or, if in an emergency, alert boats for miles around to their situation and location.
It accomplishes this remarkable communication through several built-in functions:
In use, the Nautilus Lifeline will likely be tethered to a diver's BCD for easy reach
and the prevention of losing it while in use. It is small and virtually weightless underwater. Maintenance is simple; since the unit is waterproof, a postdive, freshwater rinse should keep it in working order (though, of course, you should conduct a predive check like you would any piece of equipment).
The Nautilus Lifeline charges via the USB port, which conveniently uses either a standard 110/220-volt AC adapter, or it can be plugged directly into a PC or Mac laptop. The GPS display is easy to read, and the radio's audio is excellent, whether transmitting or receiving. The ergonomics of the clamshell latch, antenna deployment and button navigation are logical and reliable.
The Nautilus Lifeline is unlike any other safety device on the market today. It utilizes modern marine-safety technology and makes it available to every person in and on the water. Divers and boaters are no longer reliant on someone else to send a distress signal in the event of an emergency; that ability can now rest in each individual's hand.