Freya was in a black NDK Explorer during our Iceland circumnavigation (along with a black drysuit, black PFD and black paddle) and she was very difficult to see in the cold black waters among black volcanic rocks on the coast.
Also, due to an unfortunate call from a well-meaning bystander, a search was enacted for us, and the aircraft saw me at close range during a fly-over (yellow NDK Explorer) but could not see Freya adjacent to me, and this prolonged the search.
In Florida, black gets so hot that you can see heat waves rising from it. I have tried it and "never again".
That said, it's your choice but just wanted to give you some of the drawbacks.
YakCatcher Rod Holder
Rescue / Throw Bags
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