Winter time is Night Diving season! The sun angle is so low during December and January that a good dive torch is an important piece of kit for day time diving anyway, so why not do an afternoon dive and a night dive. The best life is seen at night, and with the shorter days as this time of year, we can set off for our Night Dives at a very civilised 4:30pm to 5pm!
Night diving makes us slow down and see amazing colours and details that get skimmed over during the day. Dive Light technology is improving all the time, not only are modern torches less likely to flood but with LED bulbs and Lithium Ion batteries available, they are brighter, whiter and lighter! (in weight). A back up light can be bought for as little as €38… you’ll find it handy for day time dives to look into crevices and under ledges. A primary light doesn’t have to cost a fortune, (although some do!).. But the excellent Scubapro Nova Light 230 costs just €104! It uses 3 of the standard C size batteries, which will last for 14 to 18 hours. So it’s cheap as chips to run and your path ahead will be well lit by it’s very bright 230 Lumens Hi-LED bulb, which has a rated lifetime of 50,000 hours!
With curious fish and crustaceans swimming up to peer into your camera lens … (instead of other divers!) night diving is a photographers dream.