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Tank marker lights

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by minus273degrees, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. minus273degrees

    minus273degrees Active Member

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    For night diving or poor viz etc

    So for or against ?? Reasons

    And flashing or non flashing
     
  2. clique

    clique Active Member

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    I've never bothered with one, night dive I've always had a torch or two. An umbilical torch isn't exactly subtle so have always found that enough to keep in contact with my buddy.

    Night dives I've always had a glowstick attached to the DSMB, skipper usually insists anyway but I can't think of a good reason as to why you wouldn't have at least some form of light on there.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    Just no. They are silly and annoying. If it's that dark the diver will have a torch on which will far exceed any wank flasher. (Unless it's a Narked at 90 strobe but that's just silly)
     
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  4. hawk

    hawk Doing It Rong
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    Wot he said
     
  5. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    For poor vis they're useless; your torch is the tool. Only use is for your blob, and even then they'd be a bit weak if there's any swell - the boat crew would use a torch to get the reflection from the SOLAS tape on your blob.

    So no.
     
  6. Tel

    Tel Super Moderator
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    Most of the time no, you carry a torch and usually a backup anyway, but depending
    on location if conditions are usually not so good or say it's way out of sight of land,
    then a small strobe is not such a daft idea.

    It's the opposite underwater though and you could find out what a knife is for, they
    are that intensely annoying :p
     
  7. Col__M

    Col__M Active Member
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    Agree with above, but they are useful attached to the shot, particularly on a large wreck.
     

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