Starting to Freedive you most certainly dived the line, set the bottom plate, weight or tennis ball at around 10m. So far so good. As soon as you have your own buoy or doing Instructor course, you are going to set the buoy yourself. You realize that this is not the coolest job to do. Safest way is: you lie on top of the buoy and pull up the weight.
An easier and definitely NOT SAFE way you probably see around the world is pulling it up whilst held your feet against the carabiner at the buoy. If you let the rope go for whatever reason, you could end up tangled yourself in the line and pulled down.
Octopus engineered a nice and compact device which makes it safe to pull up the weight with this easier option. If for the same reason (mentioned above) again you let the rope go, the device hocks in an the weight doesn't go any deeper. Additional plus: some people don't like to do knots.... well here you go: set the line at the depth you want and there you are -> ready to dive no need to fiddle around with knots.
Is it really important to have different colors!?
Octopus thinks so. So you can choose the color you like to match your buoy, line or even diving gear. Since I am Swiss, I also like the fact Octopus gear is Swiss Made =)
Well done Pascal Berger.
here is what Octopus says about their product:
The Octopus pulling system: a smart product which is easy to use, sturdy (max. load 250kg), efficient, compact, ergonomic and at an affordable price while maintaining high-quality components.
It is so resistant that you can just leave it hanging under your buoy, no real need to rinse in fresh water. You can even jump on it with both feet, it will keep working over and over with any rope from 8 to 12 mm diameter.
It has an ergonomic shape: regarding both its ease of use with one hand , and also the absence of sharp edges (how many times have you bumped your head in your buoy on the way up when you were a little bit “up there in the clouds”?).
Finally, in case of emergency, it will enable you to pull the line up way more efficiently than the traditional way (a.k.a. laying like a sack of potatoes on top of your buoy...).
Try it once and you will never go back to using just the simple carabiner! Designed and tested by Swiss record-holder Pascal Berger.
a strong structure (polyamide charged with 20% fiberglass)
a thick 8mm anodized aluminum arm (ALU6061)
two low frictions polyamide pulleys for ropes 8 to 12mm
marine stainless steel screws
Learn more and order here.