Collection: Diving Torch

When it comes to scuba diving, having the right lighting equipment is crucial for safety and enjoyment. Whether you're exploring a vibrant coral reef or navigating through a complex underwater cave system, a reliable diving torch can make all the difference whether is for illumination or communication purpose.

Diving torch are often used for illumination, underwater communication and underwater photography. Selecting the right diving torch for your diving needs depends on several factors, including your diving environment, budget, and personal preferences. Here are our key considerations:

Brightness :
For recreational divers the most common and preferred  brightness options is a diving torch with 1000-1200 lumens with a beam angle of 6 degrees to 15 degrees depending on what kind of role the torch is designed to fulfill. Beam Angle :
If you are planning to dive in murky waters, please choose a torch with a tighter or narrower beam angle like a 6 degree beam angle to reduce the back scatter and reduce the chance of a white out when using a torch in such conditions. A light with a 6 degree beam also makes a great torch for your underwater communication needs. A video light setup will usually come with a beam angle of at least 120 degree to ensure the subject is evenly lit. Some manufacturers also makes video lights modeled after their primary torch, one such example would be the Ammonite LED  Stingray Video light set as shown in the picture below.

Ammonite LED Stingray MK2 Video Set - Deep Dive Supplies

Battery Options & Burn time :
Most diving torch uses 18650 batteries which last about 1 to 1.5 hours. There are also some diving torch that uses C-size cells which helps to prolong the burn times of the light. This kind of torch are usually referred to as backup torch while the one that you use most of the time is sometimes refereed to as primary light. In the pictures below, the smaller torch on the left is referred to as a primary light or just dive torch while the one on the right is a backup torch.

Ammonite LED One Mini Backup Light Set - Deep Dive Supplies

Button-Operated vs Twist On And Off
One of the key decisions you'll need to make when choosing a scuba diving torch is whether to opt for a button-operated or twist on and off version. Here are the benefits of each:

Button operated:
Button operated diving torch are great for beginner divers as they are easy to operate and less prone to accidental flooding in the case of a diving light with a twist on and off design. 

Twist On And Off Design:
Diving torch that features the simple and reliable twist on and off design are preferred by experienced divers and especially technical divers due to its simple construction and bullet-proof reliability.

In conclusion, when choosing a scuba diving torch, it's important to consider factors such as brightness, battery life, durability, and beam angle. Whether you prefer a button-operated or twist on and off version, ensuring that your torch meets your specific diving needs will enhance your underwater adventures and keep you safe during your dives.

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