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Strobes: How do you utilize them?

Discussion in 'Wreck Diving' started by Billy Northrup, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
    In theory, I use them to mark the upline from the wreck
    In practice, they ruin video and photos. So I either navigate visually (if the vis is decent), run a line, or plan on ascending without the upline. Haven't used a strobe since everyone got cameras and gopros
  2. Parklander

    Parklander Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southeast Florida
    I like that it is rechargeable and can be charged without removing the battery. Small size is very nice. I think I would prefer a plastic to the aluminum. 100 meters rated...

    Looks like the retail is $119.99 but I am seeing it for $99 on some sites. Remember to buy from your local dive shop. Please.

    If you have not seen the Tektite strobes then you need to check them out. I have a few and they are awesome. Home

    The ones I have require batteries. I would think that the price difference is nil when you consider that one fact. I'm going to investigate if a rechargeable battery would be an option in the Tektite.
  3. JonG1

    JonG1 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Glossop UK
    I use them on shot lines on wreck dives for navigation back to it, but recently also using them in a mine diving application to mark the primary reel connection, in the absence of daylight glow that you get in a cave.
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  4. Robbie Ost

    Robbie Ost DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    The Tektite ones look cool for about the same price as the Mares EOS, but i DO like the option of being able tio switch the strobe to just glowing.
    Well i will find out soon enough If its worth the euros. :wink:
    PS:I just found out that the Tektite can also just light up steady. Good tool for sure.
  5. Valyngar

    Valyngar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland

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