Night diving is a favorite kind of diving for many scuba divers around the world. Night diving opens up a whole new experience in the same way that underwater creatures appear at night.
All night divers should be armed with a primary dive light according to the PADI guidelines. Also recommended is a secondary back-up light and “marker / chemical light.”
These marker/chemical colored lights are intended to allow underwater visibility, irrespective of whether our primary light is working or visible. Having a distinctly colored light makes it possible for us to identify our buddy quickly by the colour of their glowing light, allowing others to spot us from a distance and identify our location. They can also be a tremendous source of trash. Divers use these one time markers, made of plastic and filled with chemicals for underwater navigation. While fine and good and needed, the carcasses of these lights are often left tied to a shipwreck or lying on the bottom of the sea bed.
Glo Rope rechargeable lights (eg the sun, flashlight, natural light) glo sticks are non-toxic , do not contain chemical substances, or contain radioactive mateial, and are not filled with liquids or gels and last a lifetime. Dark crystals in the lights give an enhanced glow inside each reusable glow stick. These crystals absorb light to charge, shine throughout the night (+12 hours) in the dark and never expire. Expose the glo sticks to the sun and they are recharged in 1 minute.
After diving, don’t leave these sticks in the water. Especially when they last a lifetime, you’ll want to use them again and again. You’ll want to share more than one in your dive kit with your friends at a price of $ 7.95.
So think about these and other ways to reduce your negative impact on the planet when you get ready for a night dive next time. Invest in Glo Rope glo sticks today and reduce tomorrow’s footprint.