OrcaTorch D910V Underwater Light Review by Micheil Gerrie

Full discloser, I did receive this light from OrcaTorch They have a lot of excellent products as I visited their booth at the DEMA show in Las Vegas for November 2018, but i genuinely love it and have spent my own money on their lights. Specifically the cave light that I also love. I might do more of these reviews depending on the response. I use this primarily as fill light directly in front of my camera as they only sent one light to test but a pair of these on high power at 5000 lumen would make for great wide angle shots as well.

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Review of the OrcaTorch D570 by Kate Jonker

How many times, whilst diving, have you seen the most exciting, unusual or incredible critter and wanted to show it to your buddies? You have finally managed to grab their attention and pointed at the critter, only for them to look in the direction of your pointed finger and then stare blankly back at you. You point closer, you waggle your hand and still they don’t see it, by which time, the critter has disappeared, your buddies have given up the search, shrugged their shoulders and swum off.

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Review of the OrcaTorch D570 by Kate Jonker

How many times, whilst diving, have you seen the most exciting, unusual or incredible critter and wanted to show it to your buddies? You have finally managed to grab their attention and pointed at the critter, only for them to look in the direction of your pointed finger and then stare blankly back at you. You point closer, you waggle your hand and still they don’t see it, by which time, the critter has disappeared, your buddies have given up the search, shrugged their shoulders and swum off.

This can be really disappointing and sometimes happens to me when guiding customers or diving with buddies who are not accustomed to our marine life. I realised that to prevent any future disappointments, I needed to find a non-invasive way of pointing out those critters. I am not keen on pointers or muck sticks after seeing a few over-enthusiastic divers knock or dislodge creatures from the reef with their sticks.

Enter the laser pointer

I had heard about laser pointers, and they sounded like the ideal solution, but as I already dive with quite a bit paraphernalia attached to my BCD (including a torch), I was not keen to add yet another item, or have to fumble between laser pointer and torch depending on what was needed at that moment in time.

I recently came across the OrcaTorch D570, a two-in-one dive light, which has a 1000 lumen torch as well as a laser pointer. This sounded like the perfect solution, and I decided to try one out for myself.

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The torch comes in two versions: the D570-GL, which has a green laser; or the R570-RL, which has a red beam. I ordered the D570-GL.

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OrcaTorch products are internationally available and my torch arrived very quickly from my local supplier. It arrived nicely packaged with a rechargeable battery, a lanyard, USB battery charger, warranty card, two spare o-rings and a user manual.

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