Thought about night dives?
A bunch of our regulars divers have: they are going to be doing their PADI Night Diver course while we are on the Blue Melody in just over a week’s time. Great fun all round, but you do need to think about the kit required. It’s easy to remember the need for a torch, and probably the need for a back up seems logical, but how about a ‘marker’?
If you’re down there in the dark, torches pointing nicely ahead, how do you know who’s who?
In the old days (more than five years ago anyway) it was common to use a chemical glow stick: just like the things you get at the fair. But now we know the chemicals can leach out of the sticks, and are not good for the coral… So, some kind of blinky light is a good option.
We some LED “wands” in stock: attached to your tank valve, you’re a marked diver. Even if both torches blow, we’ll know where and, have rough idea of, who you are!