Simple tips to keep your camera and underwater housing in tip-top condition
WORDS + PHOTOGRAPHS | Christian Skauge
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.