When it comes to diving, having a capable primary flashlight is non-negotiable. It is the light you rely on the most. This means that it must be bright and have a dependable, long-lasting battery.

Based on these requirements, we have put together a list of some of the best rated primary dive lights on the market.

Tovatec Ultra III Underwater Flashlight

This primary dive light is well suited for recreational diving. It is comfortable and light. Depending on your allotted diving time, you should be able to get 6 hours of maximum burn time from the batteries at 500 lumens. 500 lumens may seem dim, but the Tovatec Ultra III Underwater Flashlight is much brighter than other diving flashlights with higher lumen ratings due to the lens used.

Big Blue AL110WP Flashlight

This underwater flashlight can be relied upon as a dependable primary flashlight. Besides its overwhelming affordability, it emits at least 1,000 lumens of light. It is quite bright and suitable for taking underwater photos and videos. When not in need of its full 1,000 lumen capabilities, its adjustable settings can help you prolong the battery life.

Phantom Aquatics LED Dive Light

If you are in search of brightness, compactness, and portability, this flashlight will do the trick. The amount of power and brightness this flashlight offers is surprising given its size. Its adjustable brightness settings can help extend battery life for up to 20 hours. For its small size, the brightness is unprecedented.

Tovatec Beacon Diving Flashlight (BCON)

Brightness and dependability are the hallmarks of a good primary dive light. With Tovatec’s Beacon Diving Flashlight, that is exactly what you will get. It is one of the brightest primary diving flashlight sold in most scuba stores thanks to its 2,500 lumens of output. It is dependable and also possesses a set of durable, rechargeable batteries.

Tovatec Underwater Video Light

It is well suited for taking underwater videos but it certainly hits the mark as a primary dive light as well. It gives off 2,500 lumens of brightness, which can help you light up an entire reef and larger areas of the sea floor. With its rechargeable batteries, you get up to 2 hours of underwater lighting.