Water sports enthusiasts are rarely equipped with devices that allow them to communicate their distress situation and share their location in order to be quickly rescued. DIAL allows sharing a precise location to relatives and friends to be rescued promptly.
It can be highly difficult for a person in danger at sea to know where they are. Indeed, weather conditions and stress can worsen the ability to locate themselves.
Also, water sports enthusiast don't carry specific devises like VHF radios, to communicate with the rescue services.
Furthermore, drift due to currents and winds can be significant, which increases the search time.
DIAL has been designed to adapt to all water sports activities. (small boats, sailing dinghies, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle and swimming)