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Scubapro Nova 230 Dive Light Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro Nova 230 Dive Light Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Lights

The Scubapro Nova 230 is a mid-sized, flashlight-style dive light with good capability. The “230” part refers to the 230 lumens put out by the LED bulb, and the three AA batteries provide 14 to 18 hours of burn time. That light comes out in a 10″ beam, which sounds a little narrow (and indeed, the tube of the Nova 230 looks a slim), but field testers and consumers report that the hallows give it good illumination.

As a med-sized light, the aluminum tube is 8.5 inches long. That is too long for most BCD pockets, so this item will need to be lanyarded or clipped onto a hook, but that is to be expected with anything that isn’t in the pocket dive light category. Otherwise, it’s handy, looks nice, and does the job well enough in the recreational role. The unit is rated for 120 m (393 feet) of depth.

Those that own a Scubapro Nova 230 love it, especially for recreational night dives and looking into caverns and beneath deep underhangs. Basically, if you are a recreational diver and want a solid light, this is a solid choice. Divernet gave it a 9 out of 10 rating, a very strong endorsement indeed.

Average Price: $120