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    Guppy
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    light for day dives...

    i know that under water the colors start to dissapear(my padi book said that lol) so if i would like to see colors during the day i have to carry a light?

    what type of light will be good for day diving, something not expensive, say about 30 to 50 usd?

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    The Intova would be a good choice, but the narrow beam not the wide.

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    Or one of the Hollis back up lights.

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    I have the Dorcy light around $60 as a backup light. Nice compact light that I carry with me all the time - day or night. It rivals my homemade canister light that I use for night diving.

    I've spent a small fortune on lights only to have many of them fall apart. This is a pretty sturdy light with plenty of illumination. You can find them on the Dorcy website. There was a great thread on them here on the forum a couple years ago.

    Snagel

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    I've got a Dorcy 220 as well. If you call, they'll usually hook you up with even cheaper pricing. Plus, the coupon SCUBA will get you 20% off. I needed mine for a dive trip and Mark at Dorcy overnighted it to me.

    The light is rock solid and powerful. I doubt you would need much more light for a caribbean night dive. I'd recommend replacing the wrist strap. I did, with cave line, and also added a bolt snap. No issues yet.

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    Here's the thread that snagel was likely referring to:

    http://forum.scubatoys.com/lights-95...e-light-17936/

    The light is no longer the 180 lumen version...but the 220 lumen model.

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    which lights work better, LED or Regular yellowish ones?

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    LEDs have much brighter, whiter beams for the amount of power going in. The trend has been to shift to LEDs over the last several years. They're also very efficient.

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    Boardndave where's the best deal now on the Dorcy light. Any new coupon codes? I read the entire Scubaboard thread thanks took up my entire morning. I guess I will give up my Pelican pencil light and try one of these. Looks like Piranha may be the best deal.
    --Zeagle Eagle

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    Email [email protected]. He hooked me up for 20% off with free shipping. The light came with another small LED (though not waterproof), for free. Piranhas are indeed the same light, but I figure I may as well go with the guy who was willing to ship it free.

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