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    Grouper
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    Small strobe light

    I'm looking for a strobe light to mark the entrance of my night dives. I'll be traveling with it so size and weight is important. Any suggestions?

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    I picked up a strobe for $25 at West Marine (boat supply store) that's rated to 300'. It's a little larger than some of the tiny ones I've seen but it's still relatively small, light, and flashes brightly for quite some time, plus it cost much less.

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    At that price range... I'd say this one

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    I think I may order a couple of these. Way more compact than the ones I have from cabellas.
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    It does look good. Thanks Larry!

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    I live my Glotube strobe. its about the size of half a AA battery. and has many different light combs from all on to flashing to flashing sos. it is small but man can you see it a long ay off. It would be great for marking your entrance point. ST used to carry them bu I am not seeing them on the web page?

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    Yea, we used to carry the glo toobs, but we had a very large (over 1/2) return rate. I'm not sure why they couldn't get them to not flood, but some people have had them for a long time.. others, flood on the first dive. So we dropped them. I see most people who do have them still have them listed in the closeout / discontinued area... and I guess because they experienced the same problem we had.

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    Hmmmmm 4 years later and mine is still going strong!
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    Are strobe lights mainly used for emergency/marking situations? Any opinions on using one as a tank marker for lower vis conditions? I'm tempted to pick one up for this purpose.

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    Yes.... I've used mine as a tank marker on night dives, they aren't very useful in low vis as they can't be seen much outside of the normal vis range itself. They are very useful on night dives for identifying up lines and buddy teams. While Rita cancelled the Flower Garden trip, the Spree allowed and encouraged them but had the restriction that they be on a solid light as they put a strobe on the up line so it could be easily identified. a lot of the "programmable" markers also have a setting for a SOS signal.

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