Night diving is definitely one of our favourite kinds of scuba diving. But might we be inadvertantly harming the marine environment we want to enjoy?
To safely enjoy a night dive, we must carry a primary light to see by, and it is recommended to also carry a secondary back up light AND a tank marker. PADI`s own guidelines for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course encourage a marker or chemical light.
But can we make smarter choices that are better for the environment? Absolutely!
We strongly recommend the following environmentally friendly measures for night diving:
- Use rechargeable batteries for your lights
- Use rechargable LED lights that can last for years. For example, the Light & Motion SOLA lights.
- Use reusable tank markers instead of one-time-use chemical glowsticks. Try the I-Torch I-Buddy light, which is one of our favorites.
And whatever you do, don`t toss your old batteries or light sticks into the ocean to leak toxic chemicals everywhere!