Whilst being the basic model of our canister lights, the G3 is beating most of the much more expensive and bigger lights in power and burn time. It is delivering 18 watts of LED power. Burn time is 8 hours, more than enough for most of the divers.
It is also equipped with protective electronics that allow you to use it above surface for unlimited periods of time, the feature that you will really appreciate when carrying your gear in a pitch black forest.
G3 is the right choice for both murky waters and crystal clear caves or mines. G3 was introduced in early 2011, and it has quickly earned a reputation for being a benchmark of canister lights.
Scubamafia G3 is also available in Expedition model, delivering uncompromising 12hrs of burn time.
Scubamafia EO1 line of torches allow you to have only one battery canister, instead of having one for light and another for heating vest. Both outlets have their own toggle switches, so they can be operated individually.
G3 EO1 delivers the same 18 watts of power and all the other nice features as the basic G3. Burn time is 8 hours for the light; heating vest usage naturally drains the battery quicker. But there's still enough power to use the light for example for 3 hours and the heating vest for 2 hours. (Based on 50 W consumption of the Kubi heating vest, the one we recommend to be used with the Scubamafia battery canisters.)
G3 EO1 is also available as Expedition model, delivering uncompromising 12 hours of burn time for the light only, or divided for the light and heating vest.
XM3 is G3 on steroids. It gives twice the power to lighten up the underwater landscape. It is an excellent choice for dark waters and great depths, where you cannot have too much light. XM3's 35 watts of raw power has been choice of many technical divers who used to dive with HID lights. This is the future of the dive lights, here today.
XM3 is also equipped with a protective electronics that allow you to use it above the surface for unlimited periods of time, the feature that you will really appreciate when carrying your gear in a pitch black forest. Burn time is 4 hours, or 6 hours with the Expedition battery canister.
Scubamafia EO1-line of torches allow you to have only one battery canister, instead of having one for light and another for heating vest. Both outlets have their own toggle switches, so they can be operated individually.
XM3 EO1 delivers the same 35 watts of power, and all the other features than as the basic XM3. Burn time is 4 hours for the light; heating vest usage drains the battery naturally quicker. But there's still enough to use the light for example for 2 hours and the heating vest for 1,5 hours. (Based on 50 W consumption of the Kubi heating vest, the one recommended to be used with the Scubamafia battery canisters.)
XM3 EO1 is also available as Expedition model, delivering 6 hours of burn time for the light only, or divided for the light and heating vest.
EP12 is a state of the art modular two headed video light. It is designed to deliver very even light distribution on the whole lighting area. It is the perfect choice for photographing and shooting videos and also as a headlight of scooter. Several EP12 lights have been in use and proven their quality in the Divers of the Dark team documentary projects, for example “Evacuation of Hanko” and “Exploring the Caves of France”.
EP12 lightheads can also be bought separately and made in different light temperatures by customer's needs. You can choose within four options which suit your needs the best. You have two battery canisters and fixed or E/O-cords as options to perfect your light.
EP12 is also available as Expedition model, delivering 90/180 minutes of burn time.
The Beast is the ultimate monster of video lights. It is by far the most powerful dive light in the world. This thing eats 200 W HID lights for breakfast. When the others start to fade, The Beast still goes on strong and bright.
Brand new Scubamafia The Beast is something totally different, something you've never even dared to dream of. It is build with no compromises, aiming to superior lighting power and long burn time. It has a very compact package of battery canister and lighthead, compared to previous ones that you are used to, The Beast is squeezing down the size of the BIG video light to almost a normal canister light.
Several Beasts were used as a main lighting system in Divers of the Dark team document project in France during August 2012. The Beasts have now earned their place in all the projects to come, there's no way back to HIDs.
The Beast has two power settings, full and half, 150 or 300 watts. In most situations the half power is certainly enough, giving you amazing 2,5 hours of burn time to shoot videos or stills.
The missing link. Something has been missing between spool and reel for years, but not anymore. Scubamafia jumpreel is suitable for many needs. For deploying SMB, making jumps in the caves, connecting to mainline, you name it.
Overall size is almost the same as spool and it still carries 30 meters of Kevlar reinforced caveline. You can easily fit one or two jumpreels to your dry suit pockets and use it for many purposes.
Electrical inlet for heating vests. No more bulky connectors in the chest, making it difficult to squeeze in at the tightest restrictions. This inlet has small dimensions, height only 22mm, +8mm inside the suit. Diameter 40mm max.
It can be mounted anywhere you want, for example under the thigh pocket. Routing cable through pocket allows storing the cable in the pocket when not in use.
It all began at the early days of this millennium. We both had decided to participate on a dive course, and that is how we met. After the course we continued diving together. Soon it became obvious that in the very dark waters of Finland one must have a proper dive light. Torches of the period were either pretty primitive or very expensive, in the worst case both features were incorporated in the same product.
Both of us have very strong and widespread background in the engineering. We discussed of making a dive light ourselves. After many conversations and prototypes first lights were ready for testing. Few trial and error type of tests and we had good working dive lights.
The first lights were soon nicknamed “boombastic”, because of the size of the canister and the power of the light. At the time, we used sealed lead-acid batteries and halogen bulbs. Boombastic lights were enough for a while, but when recreational diving turned to technical diving over the years it became obvious that we did not have the right tools for the job.
Riku bought a HID light to get lighter canister and more light. Veli still refused to rely on commercial torches, so he decided to build a LED light. He used the very first generation of high power LEDs. They seemed to be the choice of the future, so we decided it was the way to go. We used first LED lights ourselves. Others were skeptical in the beginning. Being fed up with high prices and easily breaking HID bulbs, seeing the new light in action our friends started asking if we could make LED lights for them as well.
Our reputation of excellent quality spread out fast and lots of other people started asking if they could get one also. Demand got bigger and more ideas came in during our dives. People encouraged us to make more lights.
After many discussions and a lot of research we decided to start manufacturing lights professionally. At that moment Scubamafia was born. In the beginning we made everything ourselves, as we wanted to manage every aspect of our new products. That lasted only for a while. When demand got bigger we outsourced machining and production of electronics to have more time for R&D. That allowed us to do more research and test dives and even have a nice cave dive without any testing every now and then. As our lights have gotten more popular we have found good partners. They have given their contribution to light design and properties.
So, here we are. More than ten years has gone by. Both of us dive with rebreathers, mostly in caves and wrecks. There has been some progress with the lights as well. When compare the lights at the beginning of our journey to the lights of today, there are lots of differences. The weight is less than one quarter of the original boombastic, burn time has at tripled and lumens have quadrupled. So far.
Veli and Riku