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Moray Diver Communication Torch (DCT) Dive Light Review

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Moray’s Diver Communication Torch (DCT) is a powerful dive light in a compact package, with an extra feature that make it a must-have item for divemasters or anyone who regularly leads groups of divers. At eight inches long and two inches wide, the DCT is fairly average in terms of size for a flashlight-style dive light. Electricity is provided by a pair of C batteries, capable of powering the 175-lumen LED bulb for about eight hours of full light and 20 hours at 150 lumens after that. The dive light has a fixed reflector and produces a tight spot beam.

The extra feature that makes the DCT so handy for dive leaders is Moray’s built-in noisemaker, audible underwater up to 100 feet away. The DCT’s noisemaker is reliable, not as clumsy as tapping your tank with a spoon, and doesn’t use any air. The dive light is made from ABS and Lexan, and uses a double O-ring seal to achieve a depth rating of 500 feet (152 m).

The DCT would be an above average recreational dive light solely on the basis of its power output, stamina and durability. Add to that the handy communication feature, and it becomes a real winner.

Average Price: $130