DPV Scooter Lighting
If you have never tried it, you might find that a DPV is a great platform for shooting underwater video. This is for two reasons, the first been that you can cover vastly more distance than swimming, and therefore cover more of a site on a dive, the second been that it is a very stable platform to mount a GoPro or other Video camera. Since we like to dive a bit deeper and dive wrecks and caves we were finding that DPV Scooter Lighting was an issue that we needed to address if we wanted any presentable video from our dives. Searching the internet we could not find any solutions other than big bulky, and expensive mounts. So we decided to engineer our own solution for DPV Scooter Lighting:-
First step was to get a light source. For this we used some old I-Torch Video Pro4 lights that we had, 1300 lumen each and 110 deg angle should work out great for the wide angle of a GoPro. First we had to remove the YS mounting brackets.
Second step was to get the mounts together. For this we used a Dive Rite Tank Strap w/SS Roller Cam Buckle from DGX, the long size is enough to get around the size of a DPV (132cm), two belt slides and some 5mm bungee cord. Thread the belt slides on the cam band, form some loops with the bungee cord and square knot to secure, the thread the loop between the camband and belt slide either side.
Final step was to place the mount on our Silent Submersion UV-18 DPV, secure the lights in position and tighten up the bungee so it is secure and adjust the belt slide position to suit the camera position. Works like a dream. Cheap and robust DPV Scooter Lighting.