Your underwater dive torch or flashlight is key diving equipment
It may seem a strange question “why use a diving torch scuba diving?” But for me, I take my dive torch on nearly every dive, not just night dives.
So why use a diving torch scuba diving? Diving torches are not just for night dives as they’re used to light up shipwrecks, crevices and caves and also used as a signalling device. A dive torches change what can look like a brown landscape into a picture of colour, as colours are taken away by the depth of water. The deeper you go the more colours disappear.
Why use a diving torch scuba diving in more detail?
Having a torch underwater (or dive light) is a must-have piece of diving equipment. Most divers only carry a torch for night dives or for cave diving. However, a torch is also must have piece of diving equipment on daytime scuba dives too.
As you descend on a dive the colours are lost. This is as a result of the sun’s rays not penetrating the depths. So a torch can be used to illuminate things to bring back their colour. This is shown in the above image where you can see two lion fish.
Notice the two Red Lionfish in the above image. Well one’s red and the other one almost fades into the background. It’s amazing what extra things and colours you see with a dive torch or light.
A torch is also useful for looking into holes, caves and crevices to look for underwater creatures. A torch is also a must have on wreck dives for looking into and illuminating the wreck.
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