Last year on our Red Sea liveaboard, the most popular PADI course Debbie and Rob ran was Night Diver. I won’t go into the details of the course here: it’s there under the Specialities in the Learn to Dive section of this site, but what was interesting is the number of divers I see on Liveaboards clamouring to do night dives (qualified or not) who end up hiring a torch from the boat.
Costly, (€5 a night normally) often older technology and a bit dim, hire torches are OK, but they don’t get the best out of a dive. The excuses most divers make is either cost or weight… neither is really valid.
Varilux make a cracking little travel torch. Weighing in at under 400g with the battery (not as heavy as a tee shirt), kicking out 1000 lumens, very robust, and costing much less than four holidays worth of hire fees, what’s there not to like? If you are a UK diver too, it makes a really good option for poking around wrecks too, or as a back up light to bigger lights.
Treat yourself: you won’t regret it!