Scuba Gear Reviews by James Barry
Scuba Mini U-Beam 5 L.E.D. Light
Rating: Who doesnt love free stuff?? 03/21/2010
This little guy came free with a dive light I purchased. It is small, but packs a punch. Looking at its size, its easy to write it off for functionality. But it has actually come in handy looking underwater. I would hate to rely on it in a night situation, but it does allow a couple of feet of visibility, and that allows signaling, gauge monitoring, and a safe ascent. It fits in even the tiniest of pockets. The only one negative is that it did not come with batteries. I feel that this doesnt matter though, as the light was a free addition. I did not give it five stars because the size of the thing makes it almost a novelty item. Its good enough quality, I think... well see how long this little guy can hold up.
Princeton Tec Torrent L.E.D. Dive Light
Rating: Good deal for a good light. 03/21/2010
I purchased this light as a replacement for one I broke that belonged to my girlfriend. That is why a man bought a pink flashlight. I needed a dive light to complete the night and deep dives for Master Diver certification. I neede also to replace her pink light, so I bought her a pink light for me to use. It worked great for the training dives. The compact size and brightness worked well for the murky waters we dove in. The fact that it came with a little bitty back-up dive light for free was nice too. For the occasional night diver, I see nothing wrong with this light. If night diving in murky water was how I dove most of my dives, however, I would purchase a bigger unit and use this as the backup.