How to Choose a Dive Torch


As you go into the depths of water, the lighting becomes dark. That is why it is important that you enter the world of sea creatures with a diving torch to see exactly what lies ahead of you. Diving light torch will be your eyes as you explore the underwater. Choosing dive torch can be overwhelming since it comes with variety of sizes and specs, depending on your needs. Read on as Mares will help you find your perfect dive torch on your next diving trip!

Mares primary and secondary dive light

Primary dive light is the one you needed for your entire dive. They are smaller than the traditional flashlights which is more handy when using it underwater. Mares EOS 20rz has an amazing powerful 2,300 lumens which comes with adjustable beam angle. It also has removable rechargeable battery that can be used with a USB cable.

Meanwhile, having a backup or secondary dive light is also essential. They are smaller than the primary torches and dimmer than the former which is sufficient enough to use as your secondary light. The Mares EOS 7RZ dive torch is one of the best backup dive torch. The powerful dive light is handy and compact in size. Made from light corrosion resistant aluminum, it can produce 700 lumens for up to 2 hours. It also has efficient battery and LED light.

How to Choose a Dive Torch

Mares Lighting Technology

The important thing about dive torch is that it guides you throughout underwater. Considering the lighting technology, LED dive torches are perfect compared to halogen bulbs. They are more power efficient and reliable. The Mares EOS 12RZ LED Dive Light is the most powerful of the Mares EOS range of dive torches. This three high-power LED dive torch produces 1,200 lumens of light at its full power. Suitable for darkest areas underwater, it can reach up to 200 feet or 61 meters deep. Recreational divers can enjoy its usage, as it also comes with rechargeable internal battery with USB cable and can lasts up to 8 hours when used on lowest setting.

How to Choose a Dive Torch

Mares steady and strobe beam lights

Divers who wish to clearly witness the natural beauty of underwater or light their way through wrecks, steady beam lights is suitable for you. It will generate wider and brighter vision than the usual narrow beams. These are usually used underwater and can be attached to your tanks during your dive.

The two-in-one Mares Strobe Beam is convenient as it comes with a strobe and LED light. It provides you the quality of light that is safe to use for its clear and visible strobe. Divers can enjoy its use for 24 hours that comes along with its batteries that can be accessed via strobe end. The top of the torch has rubber coating which has a better grip for divers. Mares Strobe Beam can reach up to 40 meters deep underwater and also comes with secondary light. Come along as Mares provides you with the best dive torches. Light your way underwater and be fully mesmerized with the wonders of the ocean!

How to Choose a Dive Torch

Mares She Dives: Dive the World, Girls!

As much as you hanker to wear swimsuits during dives, it is not practical at all. Mediocre and poorly structured dive suits, on the other hand, may ruin the whole dive mission as they may not perfectly fit female physique. Fortunately, there are stylish and ergonomically designed wetsuits and BCDs that are made especially for the anatomy and morphology of women: Mares She Dives product line.

Mares She Dives presents unrivaled style for female physique

Mares She Dives is a line-up or product range specifically designed for women divers. She Dives products are intricately engineered and ingeniously structured to fit perfectly the female physique. They flatter the curves along anatomical lines. Unlike wetsuits for men, She Dives is stylish and has more abstract designs at the biceps, wrist, hip, and calf of the suit.

Mares She Dives wetsuits provide excellent thermal protection

Let’s take a closer look at Mares Coral She Dives. The inside of the suit is Metalite, which helps the body’s heat reflect — generating warmth even while diving in cold waters with the 0.5 mm neoprene layer for extra insulation. It is also great for warmer temperature.

Mares She Dives wetsuits offer unmatched comfort and protection

Mares She Dives wetsuits are flexible enough for greater freedom underwater. It is also suitable for various surface sports. Mares Coral She Dives Wetsuit is considered as the easiest dive suits to be worn,  has a hook-and-loop closure at the neck with shorter hooks that provide a rock-solid grip yet it is comfortable and does not constrict the breathing at the throat. You can also float freely as it has a zipper leash at the lower back of the suit to secure the dive suit around your body. The layered straps are designed to keep the suit when you pull another on top of it.

Mares She Dives integrated on BCDs

It is also a struggle for female divers to find BCD that suits for their body. The Mares Hybrid She Dives is specially designed for women divers for their next diving trip. The exclusive style of Mares Hybrid She Dives in a jacket style BCD that has seamless shoulder straps plus it is durable and lightweight that is why is suitable for female divers. The 13 lbs Hybrid is equipped with Mares MRS Plus in which it ensures the protection and safety of the weight pockets. It is durable because it is made with 420 Cordura Denier Nylon with strong polyurethane inside. The accessorizing was maximized through its seven lightweight aluminum D-rings and grommets and Mares Force Knife Collection. This adjustable BC was made with the Ergo Inflator which is the inflation/deflation control unit on Mares BCD’s that has been designed according to ergonomic standards plus two flat rear overpressure relief valves that was specially made to reduce the size of the valves. The chest strap is removable so it is easier for women plus it has zippered pockets for full protection and the ergonomic transport handle. Women can choose among the three sizes offered by the Mares.


Strategically structured scuba diving suits and gears with unmatched comfort, protection and style are at hand, girls. So why settle for unstylish and built-discordant?



The Mares Slide & Lock (SLS) Weight System for BCD

Mares Slide And Lock Weight Pocket System or Mares SLS, the new and revolutionary Mares integrated weight system for buoyancy compensators (BCs) — which appears on the Mares Quantum SLS, the Mares Pure SLS, the Mares Dragon SLS, the Kaila SLS and more Mares BCs. It is the fruit of years of studies towards developing a safer and easy to operate weight system. Let’s take a look why amidst its simplicity, it is considered innovative and powerful in the line of weight systems!


Mares SLS flawlessly executes two main task of a weight system

A weight system only has to perform only two functions, but it has to do them flawlessly and meticulously. First, it has to avoid accidental release of a weight pouch. Second, in case of an emergency, the diver must be able to ditch the weight pouches in a simple and intuitive way, even when stressed and panicking. The Mares SLS can precisely execute these both.

Additionally, the Mares SLS is easy to use, gives clear feedback on whether it is engaged or not. It doesn’t wobble on the jacket and has enough capacity for the intended use and even allows you to personalize the pouches by labeling them your name.


Mares SLS has outstanding locking mechanism

Now let’s take a closer look at the locking mechanism of the Mares SLS! The Mares SLS is based on mechanical movements and interference, instead of relying on elastic elements which when deformed will define the whole state of the system. At the core of the Mares SLS is a cursor which can slide within the handle; with its movement defines the position of the teeth on the male buckle. When the cursor is pushed inward, it pushes the teeth outward and keeps them securely locked against the corresponding teeth on the female buckle by placing itself in the return path. When the handle is pulled out, it drags the cursor along with it causing the teeth to be mechanically pulled inward and clear off the female buckle. With all these said, the Mares SLS is definitely a system that holds everything you throw at it, but releases easily without anything getting snagged, with just one pull on the handle.

The Mares SLS also guarantees ease of use with its large handle and by a tunnel on the Mares BC which guides the insertion of the weight pouch so that the male buckle arrives lined up with the female. While holding the handle against the female buckle, use one finger to push in the cursor and lock the pouch in place.

Additionally, the Mares SLS gives a nice audible feedback plus a visual indicator. It has a little window that shows an open padlock on a red background when unlocked, and a closed padlock on a green background when locked. This novelty in a weight system is definitely very useful for you can now immediately verify the proper or improper insertion of your weight system with just one look on this very simple visual guide.


Mares SLS has excellent handle and buckle system

The Mares SLS handle and buckle system is connected to the weight pouch by means of a semi-rigid, U-shaped element, secured in place by a pin — eliminating any potential relative movement between pouch and buckle and consequently between pouch and BC. This means no pouches will be dangling half out of the BC! Combined with the tunnel that holds the whole pouch safely and neatly in place, Mares SLS provides a very stable weight placement on the BC.

The Mares SLS has changed the game for weight systems. With its flawlessly ingenious design, outstanding locking mechanism, and excellent handle and buckle system, you can make sure that your weight loads are secured and will not accidentally drop during the dive. The Mares SLS is absolutely a great innovation in the world of weight systems!

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