How to Make Your Own Dive Light

Written by danny donahue
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How to Make Your Own Dive Light
You will need a light when you dive into your pond for repairs. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Owning your own pond requires maintenance. Sometimes this maintenance will require you to take a swim. Diving in your pond leaves you in the dark trying to feel your way around. To fix this problem, you will need a dive light. Unfortunately, many of the commercially made dive lights are expensive. You can make your own complex dive light with clear canisters, batteries and high-tech illumination sources. But, if you only need a dive light occasionally, there is a way to make your own very cheaply with common household items.

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Things you need

  • LED flashlight
  • Heavy-duty freezer bags
  • Duct tape

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  1. 1

    Slide your LED flashlight inside of a heavy-duty freezer bag. Slip another freezer bag over the other end of the light.

  2. 2

    Pull the open ends of the bags together. Push the end of the rear bag into the open end of the front bag.

  3. 3

    Pull both bags tight so that the rear is tight against the back end of the flashlight and the front is tight against the lens of the flashlight.

  4. 4

    Smooth the bags against the flash light, and wrap the flashlight with duct tape. Add a second layer of bags over the flashlight. Wrap the second layer with duct tape.

  5. 5

    Enter the water, grasping your dive light firmly. Push the power button on the flashlight through the freezer bag covers to illuminate the LED and test your dive light.

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