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Will strobe scare away the fish ?

Discussion in 'Lights' started by shark_tamer, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. shark_tamer

    shark_tamer Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    On a recent Carribean dive trip, a group of divers from Russia was diving with me
    and one the divers had a strobe light attached to his BC ....

    During one dive, viz was not so great ( 10 - 20 meters ), and I could easily see this
    diver's strobe blinking even if I could not even see a shadow of him !!!!

    For safety reasons, I'm thinking of running to my LDS and get one of those strobes .... but since I'm an UW photographer, will this flashing light scare the fish away ????

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  2. cudachaser

    cudachaser Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
    I once heard of a guy that killed a shark with his strobe
  3. mikerault

    mikerault ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Alpharetta, GA
    It shouldn't. I have not heard that it has for those that use them.

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