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Old 08-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Would like to get involved in the regular night diving with the MBT meet-up group. Never been on a night dive, so hoping someone could at least point me in the right direction of a decent dive light.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Do not buy the lights that you twist the head to turn on. They always leak. Hollis, scuba pro make really good lights. You get what you pay for.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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Aeris has a new one out that is sealed and has a magnetic switch, once you seal the batteries in you are done. If I didn't have a Hollis, I would pick one up.
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Aeris has a new one out that is sealed and has a magnetic switch, once you seal the batteries in you are done. If I didn't have a Hollis, I would pick one up.
Is this size what you would typically use on a night dive? I thought the small lights like that were considered backup lights..?
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:38 PM   #6
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Anything from Princeton Tec has a lifetime warranty so you can send it back and have it replaced free of charge. I have the shockwave II and it is good enough.
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A big cave style canister light really isn't necessary for the mbt night dive. some of those "backup" lights are very bright and have good burn times.

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #8
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A big cave style canister light really isn't necessary for the mbt night dive. some of those "backup" lights are very bright and have good burn times.
Thanks, that's what I needed to know! I'd like to do some night dives so I figure this MBT gig would be a good intro to that, just wasn't sure about what kind of light I need.
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You will want a COUPLE backups anyway...so buy them first.....the new LED's are very bright. They may be all you ever need.....but a BIG light sure is comforting in the dark!! I always night dive with my camera lights on.....8000 lumens sure makes the boogie man go away!!!!
PS: Its nice to have something that you can mount on your hand or head...so that you can use your hands and still see what you are doing. Most technical divers use a hand mounted light so that they don't blind their buddy when looking in their direction.
When you get to go night diving , don't forget to cover your light once in a while....there can be some neat stuff to see in the dark.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #10
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I have several of these. I like them as backup lights or when I am not using a canister light.

http://www.bigbluedivelights.com/pro...l.asp?REC_ID=1
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