Dive Lights and Torches
Underwater torches can be vital piece of equipment, especially when diving in low visibility, deep diving or cave diving. As you get further below the water's surface, your surroundings become dark due to the depth you are at. A diving torch allows you to see exactly what lies ahead of you when your eyes fail to do so. Crucial in certain dive situations such as diving expeditions without natural light, a dive torch could be the only source to allow you to see your surroundings and help avoid any unwanted accidents when in unfamiliar territories. We strongly recommend you take a torch along with you on every dive you undertake. Even if it is just a tropical daytime dive most experienced divers will have a small pocket torch which allows them to shine it either in a nook or overhang at certain fishes bringing their colours alive!
Umbilical torches are more popular amongst cave and technical divers. More than often they are attached to a harness or at the back of the scuba tanks. They offer long burning times and have better depth ratings. Here at MIke's, we have a selection of high-quality umbilical torches from top brands like FINSUB.
Backup torches are super handy for everyone to use. Whether you are a beginner or advanced diver, you can slide them into your BCD pocket and use it anytime for general signalling purpose or in case of emergency. Backup torches are made by most brands like Mares and Scubapro and are an essential piece of equipment that will not bust your piggy bank.
We strongly recommend considering a rechargeable torch. This type of diving torches are slightly more expensive than the conventional battery torch, but they do not require new batteries after a couple of dives. A rechargeable torch is more economical in the long run, and some such as the Light and Motion and Metalsub ranges can be charged without opening the torch, eliminating all risk of flooding.
At Mike's Dive Store we hold a large selection of dive torches and dive light accessories to assist you when scuba diving, from well-known dive brands including; Aqualung, Finnsub, Intova, Light and Motion, Mares, MetalSub and Scubapro.