Scuba Gear Reviews by Michael Johnson

Innovative Max Force Retractor with Stainless Steel Carabiner Connector
Rating: Innovative-Max-Force-Retractor-with-Stainless-Steel-Carabiner-Connector A Good, Strong Retractor 09/19/2006

Ive used these retractors on everything from little guage consoles to bulky camera/light combos. The tension is strong enough to hold everything in place, yet easy enough to pull over the very ample full length. The carabiner clip makes attachment to a BC a "snap" and the split ring is big enough to accomodate moste accessories. One hint though, I have found it helpful to carry a couple of nylon zip ties to quickly attach the split ring to accessories that dont have a good split ring attach point. Also works good on rental gear when you dont want to fumble with a split ring and can easily just cut the zip tie after the dive to return the rental.

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Innovative Max Force Retractor with Stainless Steel Carabiner Connector
Rating: Innovative-Max-Force-Retractor-with-Stainless-Steel-Carabiner-Connector An Underwater Sun! 09/19/2006

warning - firing up this light on a night dive may cause your dive buddies to develop a severe case of lumen envy! this is one powerful light. since the object of night diving is to see all the creatures that venture out after the sun sets, why not make sure you can really see them all? the light cannon blasts a strong beam into the deepest recesses and crevices exposing many more critters than a typical dive light. not only is the light super bright, its also super white making the colors really come alive. on a night dive in belize, we found 8 octopi and when each one was spotted i was always summoned to illuminate them with my light so we could really see the spectacular color changes. i also recently fabbed a lexan bracket to mount the light to my underwater camera housing. works great as a spotting light and supplement to the cameras built in flash for my very novice photography. also very helpful in taking night videos with the digital camera. no negative comments, but a few cautions. with 8 c cells, its heavy on the surface, but easy to handle once under water. it does take 20-30 seconds to reach full brightness and color. i dont have a good figure for the battery life, but theres no warning that the batteries are running low. once the voltage s to a certain level, the light just stops working. but as standard practice, i always have a back up light stashed in a bc pocket. also might be a good idea to pack an extra set of batteries for a trip as they can be expensive at some dive destinations.

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