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"Fluorescent dive" light

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by highlandfarmwv, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. tengsr

    tengsr Solo Diver

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    When I first heard about this, I did a bit of research and found that the actual UV lights burn some of the sea life cause UV is nonexistent down there, whereas the blue light and filter won't. Like sunburn I guess
     
  2. iztok

    iztok PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, NC
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    Considering mantis shrimp use UV light to see your statement makes no sense.

    Mantis Shrimp Use "Nature's Sunscreen" To Tune UV Vision | IFLScience
     
  3. LarsB

    LarsB Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Brussels/Belgium
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    See Effects of UV or blue light on marine life for a discussion of this.

    Summary:

    See also On The Rise: Fluorescence Night Dives / Background, Basics and Techniques: History:

     
  4. Steve175

    Steve175 Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: West Friendship, MD
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    Light & Motion


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  5. LarsB

    LarsB Contributor

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    Location: Brussels/Belgium
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  6. jdevic

    jdevic Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto
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    I have a YS03 and want to try flouro dive at Roatan for my xmas vacation.

    My understanding is that the barrier filter is just a yellow filter. So my regular Tiffen yellow 12 should work for my housing.

    is there any difference between those glow dive excitation filter for strobes and regular blue gel filters for lighting on dry land?
     

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