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The Right Time to Dive into Dive Flashlights

By on Last modified: April 14, 2016

Travelling into the depths of the ocean is every true daredevil’s dream. In this article, I will offer you all necessary tidbits you need to know prior to your first lessons and before you begin your search for the right equipment. The most important part after the scuba dive kit is the dive flashlight. Without the necessary light, diving would be impossible. In this article we will go through all the reasons why you should buy one.

Water can be sometimes treacherous. The deeper you dive, the less you will be able to see since there will be less and less sunlight. In case you are diving with your friends, a dive flashlight can be used as a signalling tool so there can be communication about incoming danger or perhaps, beauty, such as an amazing starfish.

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As you are making your first steps as a scuba diver, you will probably hear that there are two types of dive flashlight for scuba diving: a primary and a backup flashlight. Primary light is a broad beam that gives you a wider vision and allows you to see the sea life around you, as well as all non-illuminated areas on your body where you keep all of your gadgets. For a backup light, select a light that features a narrow beam that will allow you to illuminate some close, yet hard to see details around you. They are usually smaller than the primary light, but extremely necessity for your scuba diving adventures.

Before you decide which dive flashlight to choose, you also need to consider your plans. If you are a deep diver, make sure that you don’t pick a flashlight that does not have the required specifications, because you can find yourself in a dangerous situation. Flashlights that are designed for deep diving need to have the necessary durability and lumen power. On the market there is a wide range of dive flashlights.

A narrow flashlight gives you the opportunity to find cracks in rocks or even forgotten boat wreckage. If you are an advanced and experienced scuba diver, you will need a flashlight that has a wide light range and higher lumen power. If your long term plans as a scuba diver are exploring the depths of the sea, then investing in a steady beam light is the right way to go. In addition, strobe lights are usually used for extra safety. Their main function is to identify where your scuba diving partner is located, even though the visibility is less than perfect. Generally, strobes can be placed on the top of the tank, around them or on the stem.