Best Dive Lights

best dive lights

Just because you are not diving at night does not mean that you don’t need a dive light, trust me. That being said if you are diving at night you do want a very good light to shine the way! When you head out diving, it is not that you need a giant underwater flashlight (or torch), you might just need a small light so if you are in caves, wrecks, or even below 10-20 feet sometimes it starts getting darker and less vibrant. I will go over some of the best underwater flashlights, scuba dive lights, the Scubapro Litehawk light, Promate dive lights and beacons.

As you can see there is lots to choose from and you need to pick what kind of environments you are going to be in when you are diving and of course I do know every dive is very different and each light can range from cheap to very expensive.

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BlueFire 1100 Lumen is the perfect primary or secondary light giving you 80 ft of light.  updated L2 led with 3 working, 2 brightness levels and strobe.

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Underwater Kinetics SL4 eLed L1 Dive light.  Thumb or finger index for easy use, durable and LED will last thousands of hours and can be used on land as well!

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Goldengulf XM-L2 100m waterproof diving light is great for diving being a small size and durable.  Has rechargeable batteries and 2 spare O rings just in case!

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Meco 800 Lumen waterproof LED headlamp.  If there is to much going on already get this easy to use head lamp so you have that extra needed light when you head out into the sea!

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OxyLED 500 Lumen underwater diving light. Made of aluminum alloy for durability and up to 80 ft range.  3 light modes and 2 brightness levels for going into the abyss.  

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Shoot Waterproof Diving Light. Waterproof up to 30m and compatible with GoPro and lots of other brands to lighten up those pictures.  Great for day or night and acts as a two in one light for your camera and your sight!

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EZ Dive LED flashlight and attachment to mask or spearfishing gun.  Up to 150m of depth and double O ring seal to keep it working for years!  Keep those hands free!

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ScubaPro Scuba Underwater Diving Light made of aluminum and durable! 230 lumens and 100,000 hours of life!

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SecurityIng 1000 Lumen XM-L2 LED Underwater Flashlight.  Strong durable and fits around anyones wrist so you won't loose it under the sea!

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Trident LED slip on flashing beacon for diving.  Out for a night dive or even during the day, stay visible with this clip that goes right onto your BCD!

Underwater Flashlights

There are a few more things to consider when you are purchasing a flashlight including lumen (brightness), hours per use (not usually an issue unless you out at sea without a charger), battery life, depth (how far you can dive for without the flashlight breaking due to pressure), and size. You will also want to see what they say the range of the light is but normally it will have to do with the water conditions, if it is murky and the light says it shines 80 ft you will maybe see 8 ft.

Firstly most flashlights will say how much Lumen the light has. A lumen is “a unit of luminous flux in the International System of Units, that is equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle by a source of one candela intensity radiating equally in all directions.” HUH??

More Lumen is more light. Let’s make this easy for everyone.

Battery Life - Normally batteries will be rechargeable or alkaline disposable. Just make sure you check and see if they come with batteries or not. If they don’t Click Here for a heck of a deal on batteries whether they are C, AAA or AA is the most common batteries you will see.

Depth - Look and see how deep the flashlight can go so if you are snorkeling in Maui you need something that can go to 10 meters at most, usually. If you are wreck diving and going down to 40 meters you will want a good dive light that can withstand the pressure of that depth.

Scuba Dive Lights

The biggest difference that you will find in comparison to underwater flashlights and dive lights are usually going to be the size. A flashlight is small and compact and can be used as a primary light or a secondary light in your pocket that you would never notice. Scuba Dive lights are normally bigger and have more lumens and a wider range, however with a bigger light source (larger diameter for light) it will project a wider light spray compared to a beam that shines very specifically. These will be used as a primary light source and have a handheld grip with the light on top (most times).

Recommendation 

Underwater Kinetics C4 eLED Diving Light

Our recommendation for a Scuba Dive Light is the Underwater Kinetics C4 eLED Diving Light. With a great rating even though it only has 185 lumens it is a great and durable product. Waterproof up to 500 feet or 150 meters so it might even outlast you. It is great for on land as well as underwater with 6.5 hours of light on land and 4 hours underwater.

It is a great size, good shelf life (take batteries out if you are not using it for a long time), very light and portable and easy to use when wearing gloves. It even comes with batteries!

Underwater Kinetics C4 eLED 1000 lumen Flashlight

If you are looking to spend a little more and get a lot more in return this is the next step up with Underwater Kinetics as it has two power modes and 1000 Lumens on high and 450 on low so you will never be without light. The battery life is a little shorter but it is rare that you will be underwater for longer than an hour at night. You will get just over an hour on high and 4 hours on low for your battery life.

The airline-safe battery pack (so you can travel anywhere with this underwater flashlight) will last up to 10 years! Due to the high strength materials you can use this for 20 years and it will not corrode. Make sure you rinse it off with your Scuba gear, dive watch and dive knife though and you will be good to go for years. Not only that but it is made in the USA!

ThorFire Scuba Light

Looking for more power and light the ThorFire is at the top of the game with 3 LED’s and shoots out 2000 Lumens. Our highest rated product with 5 stars and shining stars they are. Great for land and water reaching a depth of 70 meters or 230 feet you will to the bottom of the Blue Hole in Belize in no time at all!

It is lightweight and durable so you can travel without loading up your suitcase and lightweight enough when you are diving not to wear you out! It has a double O ring to protect the internal workings of the Scuba Light and uses 4 3.7v batteries that are not included but click here to get some.

ScubaPro Nova 720R

Having a trusted name in all products of diving the ScubaPro Nova 720R is great. Smaller than the previous mentioned underwater dive lights this can be used as a primary or a secondary but you will want this as your first pick. Small and lightweight but durable and strong so you do not have to worry. Only 3 - C batteries and you are ready to go. This light makes diving easy, fun and simple regardless of the time of day.

Coming in at a small 5.9” it packs a punch shooting out up to 800 lumens of direct light and up to 2.5 hours of burn time so you can get a few dives a day in no problem. It is rated to a max depth of 1000 feet or 300 meters so if you are going that deep you are probably not human.

There is 2 modes of power with full 100% and 50% you can see great and have the flashlight last long.

Trident Light Stick

This might be one of the better investments that you can make as a Scuba Diver. The Trident LED Light Stick Dive Stick comes in 7 different colors so that you are visible to your scuba group or partner. A cheap inexpensive way to be safe and who doesn’t love lights underwater anyways.

You can go up to 330 feet or 100 meters so again you will be visible for a while. It comes with batteries and your approximate lamp life is 50,000 hours so this should last a lifetime underwater.

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