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Best way to hook up camera to BCD

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Viper12161, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. DogDiver

    DogDiver Manta Ray

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    The best way is to keep it in your hand.
     
  2. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

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    My personal system is that the go-pro is on an extendible pole. The pole is fixed to a boltsnap (currently by metal ring but thinking about either line or a zip tie) and also has a loop with a spring toggle for my wrist. For entry and exit or if I am not needing it for a section of the dive, it gets clipped to my waist D ring. In use, the loop gets put round my wrist and tightened.

    That ensures that, should I find my self or my buddy in a SHTF moment, I can immediately let go of the pole and do what needs to be done or spend a max of 5 secs clipping it off.
     
  3. Subcooled

    Subcooled Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Thread a cord through those holes (preferably bungee), fasten it with a knot, make a loop at the other end. Let the cam dangle off your wrist. Simple. Easily replaceable. Field serviceable. Hand-held cam is decently stable but be carefull with those fingers. It is quite easy to push them into picture...

    Head mounted cam would be more stable, but I can guess you're not into diving helmets :D
     
  4. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

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    I have never seen head mounted cam footage to be anything like stable.
     
  5. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    I lost a $700 compact rig in Playa del Carmen by not having it clipped, and just having a lanyard loosely on my wrist. I got massively distracted because I suddenly found myself with an uncontrollable free flow of my regulator, at the same time that a bull shark appeared (!). And my 14 year old daughter was diving with me. While I sorted all of that out, the lanyard came off my wrist, and I didn’t realize it. Never found the camera. If I’d had it clipped to the BCD it wouldn’t have gone anywhere. Expensive lesson.
     
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