Paul Toomer

Paul Toomer RAID

Paul started diving in 1996 . Having a passion for the underwater world it was not long till he decided that this was the career he had been looking for. Read more about himself here:

Name: Paul Vincent Toomer 
Country: England and Malta
Diving Qualification: Director of Diver Training at RAID and owner of Diving Matrix
I dive since: 1996
Number of dives: 5000+
Type of diving: Technical Wreck, Cave and Open Water
My favourite diving location: Mexico and Malta
My best diving experience:
I have dived caves and wrecks all over the world and also safely planned and executed many sub 100 metre ocean dives to a maximum depth of 150 metres. In 2011, I was part of an elite team of divers engaged in Project Pedestal. The project set out to locate the wrecks of armed and merchant vessels lost in the deep waters off the coast of Malta during a pivitol event in the history of World War II.

FINNSUB Ambassador since: November 2011

Which products I use: 
FINN LIGHT 2000 Long
FLY 17D Comfort with nice RAID logo on it :-)
FLY 25D Comfort
FLYside Red 

Which FINN LIGHT I had used: FINN LIGHT LONG 1400 Smart
Feed back:
I asked to use the Finn Light after seeing a unit on display with the UK distributor for Finn Light. I thought the unit looked really great but I never realised how great until I unpacked it from its box a few months back.
My first thought, as I turned the light over in my hands, was how light (in terms of weight) the light was. As I travel so much this was certainly a major bonus. Secondly, the unit is super compact and considering how powerful this light is, that is incredible. Then I inserted the head and turned the light on. Mother of God, the Arch Angel Gabriel had landed in my kitchen. Most lights that I have used that are able to give off this amount of light and at these burn times are twice the size of this little thing.
I love everything about it. I like the strap mechanism on the canister. I think the Goodman’s handle is ergonomic and while you are wearing the light you can still properly use your hands as tools. I can even do a shutdown while wearing the light on the hand shutting down the valve.
The charging socket is very clever indeed as is the design of the head. The three different settings are my favourite design on the light and while cave diving this gives me the confidence that should I have any issues, lowering the output of the head will allow me a much greater burn time. Genius.