Your Scuba Gear


A mask is one of the most important, and personal, pieces of scuba diving equipment you own because it lets you explore with your eyes. More...


A snorkel is a very personal piece of equipment. It lives with your mask, spends time in your mouth, and lets you breathe while you look below, until you’re ready to submerge on scuba. More...


There are fins for swimming, snorkeling, free diving and body surfing. More...


Imagine scuba diving while hovering, weightless underwater – eye to eye with a fish. How is it possible? It starts with your buoyancy control device (BCD). More...


Most people float, which is great if you like to stay at the surface. However, scuba divers want to descend and need a weight system to help them offset this tendency to float. More...


If you think about it, breathing underwater is pretty remarkable, and it all happens because of the regulator. The scuba regulator is a great invention that delivers the air from your scuba tank to you just the way you need it to breathe. More...


Your SPG displays how much air remains in your tank so that you can end your dive well before you get too low. More...


You can track your dives using dive tables, a depth gauge and dive watch, but most scuba divers use a dive computer – it’s easier. More...


In the 1970s and 1980s, divers wore dive watches because it was the standard way to track bottom time while scuba diving. More...


A dive knife is a general tool that scuba divers occasionally use to cut entangling fishing line or rap on their tanks to get a buddy’s attention. More...


It’s obvious that a dive light is necessary to scuba dive at night to help you navigate, see your gauges, and observe interesting aquatic life. More...


Whether you’re driving to your local dive site or getting on a plane headed for the tropics, a sturdy gear bag will help you organize, protect and carry your scuba diving equipment. More...

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It’s called exposure protection because while scuba diving you’re not only exposed to water’s cooling ability but also to things that can scrape, cut or sting. More...


With the rise of digital photography capabilities, there are now numerous options for capturing images underwater. More...


An accessory is defined as an item that can be added to something else to in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. More...


A dive flag indicates that scuba divers are nearby. In some areas, flying a dive flag while scuba diving is required by law, but in general it’s a good idea for safety reasons. More...


In the unlikely event that you’re at the surface and need to get the attention of someone on shore or on a boat, you’ll be glad you have a surface signaling device. More...


High-pressure cylinders are relatively small, yet very strong containers that hold large volumes of compressed gas. More...


Scuba diving with a sidemount configuration simply means that you carry your tanks at your sides instead of on your back. More...


Dive Lights

It’s obvious that a dive light is necessary to scuba dive at night to help you navigate, see your gauges, and observe interesting aquatic life. But it’s also a good idea to carry a light during the day to peer inside wrecks, see under ledges and light up caverns. You’ll use it on all your scuba diving adventures to look into the cracks and crevices where shy creatures hide. Visit or ask Da Nang Scuba's experts to get advice about dive lights.

Standard Dive Light Features

  • Rugged case that is watertight and pressure proof.
  • A dependable switch that is easy to turn on and off, even when wearing gloves.
  • Watertight o-ring seal(s) that give you access to the batteries and the bulb.
  • Many lights come with a wrist lanyard or clip so that, even if you accidentally let go, the light is retrievable.

Dive Light Styles

Primary lights are generally large models with powerful, wide beams, however, you can also find very bright small lights. Backup lights are usually smaller with narrower beams – something you might carry on every dive and definitely on night dives so you don’t end up without a light if your primary light fails.

Optional and Desirable Dive Light Features

  • Batteries are either rechargeable or disposable.
    • Initially, rechargeable systems cost more, but will pay for themselves if you use your dive light often and are a better choice environmentally.
    • High-quality disposable batteries are great for a dive light you only use occasionally.
  • Bulbs and battery power influence a light’s brightness.
    • Halogen and xenon bulbs produce bright light but consume a lot of battery power.
    • LED (light emitting diode) bulbs are highly durable and energy efficient.
    • HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs provide twice as much light from half as much battery.
  • A handle or mount allows you to comfortably carry your light either in your hand or attached to your dive equipment. Some small lights mount on your mask, your wrist, a hose, your camera strobe or anywhere else you can think of to mount a light.
  • Multiple power modes are available in some lights to make the best use of battery power.
  • For night diving, divers also use chemical glow sticks, underwater strobes or other small marker lights for safety.

How to Choose Your Dive Light

  1. Decide where you’ll likely use your light the most an how often. Then think about how diligent you’ll be taking care of the batteries.
  2. Pick up and carry a few lights around. It’s best if they have batteries in them, but realize that they’ll be lighter in the water.
    • Evaluate the grip for your hand.
    • Test how easy it is for you to turn it on and off.
    • Think about how comfortable it will be to hold the light for an hour-long night dive.
  3. Consider other special features, such as included lanyards or multiple power modes, and then choose the best light for your dive needs. Ask the dive professional at Da Nang Scuba for help. Get a good light – you won’t regret it.

Take Care of Your Dive Light

  • If you buy a light with rechargeable batteries, the first thing you must do is read and follow the instructions for your batteries to get the best performance and longest life out of them.
  • Like any piece of dive equipment, rinse your dive light in fresh water as soon as possible after each use.
  • Inspect the battery contacts and clean them, if necessary, with a pencil eraser.
  • Remove and inspect the o-rings for any nicks, cuts or wear.
  • Store your light in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Protect it from being damaged or dropped. If you won’t be using the light for an extended time, store batteries separately.