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Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by minus273degrees, Oct 2, 2015.
For night diving or poor viz etc
So for or against ?? Reasons
And flashing or non flashing
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!
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)
Wot he said
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.
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
Agree with above, but they are useful attached to the shot, particularly on a large wreck.