Floatation device protects your valuables while at sea

Posted Nov. 09, 2011, at 3:49 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 10, 2011, at 9:33 p.m.

You’re having a great time in the water, perhaps riding a wave or cruising in a boat, when it happens. Your (insert valuable or priceless item here) heads overboard. Once it hits the water, your chance of recovering it is somewhere between slim and none. Unless you have Seatriever’s Waterbuoy flotation device.

The size of a key chain, it clips to your precious cargo and activates upon hitting the water, inflating a high-strength rubber balloon that rises to the water’s surface with your item attached. It can keep objects weighing up to 2.2 pounds afloat for 24 hours. Just attach more Waterbuoys the heavier the object is.

Happen to lose something at night or in conditions that limit visibility? The Waterbuoy’s balloon has an LED light that also flashes for 24 hours to help you locate your lost treasure. Its snap hook is easy to attach to objects. The device is also resistant to accidental activation from other types of water like rain or light splashes. Once activated, the balloon slowly fills with an environmentally friendly gas and can be punctured after retrieval. Each Waterbuoy activates one time and is fully disposable.

Price is $16.95. Purchase at www.waterbuoy.net.