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Housing Maintenance

Simple tips to keep your camera and underwater housing in tip-top condition


WORDS + PHOTOGRAPHS | Christian Skauge


 

Christian Skauge camera care 1

1  Optical strobe cables can be left on, but remember to remove the batteries from the strobes when you’re storing them.

2  Rinse the underwater housing properly in fresh water after every dive. Push the buttons to help remove salt.

3  Electrical strobe cables must be disconnected and greased at regular intervals to avoid corrosion and fusing together with the bulkheads.

4  Dismantle spacer rings at regular intervals to avoid them fusing together.

5 Always keep a neoprene cover on your domes and ports to avoid scratching.

6  Keep the underwater housing closed when in storage to avoid dust and dirt entering it. Change the O-ring as soon as is starts to flatten or look used.

 

Read the full article on camera maintenance in the May 2014 issue of DIVE.

 

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