Underwater Dive Torches

To provide illumination at night, you need a dive light.

It is your primary light source on a night dive, although during the day you may use a light to look into cracks and crevices.

Dive lights are also used for exploring the insides of wrecks, underwater caverns and caves (these types of diving require specialized training).

There are two basic styles of dive lights, with different options in rechargeable or disposable batteries, and the type of bulb that it uses.

Flashlights range from small, compact lights used during the day or as backups for night, wreck and cave diving, to large lantern-style lights that are primary light sources when diving in the dark.

Underwater Dive TorchesHowever canister lights are used primarily by wreck and cave divers.

Canister lights supply a compact light via wire with power from a battery in a canister carried on your waist.

Canister lights are usually much brighter (though this is changing as lighting technology advances make smaller lights more powerful), so this makes carrying their larger batteries more convenient.

Torch Tip - Two general rules for Torch batteries: Never mix fresh and partially used batteries, and never mix different types of batteries, even if the light accepts all the types. Always use the same type of batteries in a single fresh set.

T-60 Apollo Dive Light

There is no substitute for a good dive light when scuba diving in low light conditions. So, if you're into cave diving, wreck diving, or night diving, you need a good underwater torch to help keep you safe.

T-60 Apollo Dive Light ReviewThe T-60 Apollo LED torch (made by IST Sports) is sleek and extremely versatile.

It measures thirteen centimetres long (5.2 inches), and the 1200 Lumens compact dive light is equipped with a sliding shade and removable light diffuser.

The magnetic power switch cycles through five (5) individual brightness settings (high, mid, low, SOS flash, and off).

Thanks to the slender aluminium housing, this illumination device is rugged and lightweight .

Furthermore, the manufacturers say it is waterproof rated to one hundred (100) metres (328 feet).

Key Features

  • Brightness 1200 Lumens
  • Buoyancy Negative
  • Dimension 13.2cm x Ø2.6cm (5.20" x Ø1.02")
  • Patented built-in sliding light diffuser
  • Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum material (dry) 116g / 0.26lb (without battery)
  • Burn Time: 2 - 10 hours (depending on operation mode)
  • Bulb Type: CREE LED XM-L2 U3 life 50,000+ hours
  • Dimensions: 13.2 cm x 2.6 cm (5.20” x 1.02”)
  • Battery type: 18650 rechargeable Li-ion x 1 (recommend) or CR123A primary lithium batteries x 2 (batteries not included)

Note: Another section contains a comprehensive list of scuba dive equipment and accessories. It is a useful resource guide for anyone looking to buy cheap scuba gear.

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