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GoPro Housing lens cover/protection from being thrown in camera tank on dive boat

Discussion in 'GoPro Video' started by okiediver1961, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Angel Fish

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    You have a couple of simple choices:
    - do NOT hand off your rig and climb it out of the water (maybe a dumb idea...but some peeps clip their rig off to chest D rings)
    - carry a lens port cover with you and replace it on the lens before you hand your rig off to the boat monkey - I do this with my fancy camera wet lens - lens cover gets removed after I hit the water and is replaced before I exit - well most times - as I get older I sometimes forget to replace the lens cover before exit.
    - carefully instruct the boat monkeys to just grab the rig and set it down somewhere safe without rinsing it (YMMV).
     
  2. okiediver1961

    okiediver1961 Nassau Grouper

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    Reefhound—when you say bungee loops can you clarify or send me a pic?
     
  3. caruso

    caruso Loggerhead Turtle

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    Bungies- think "oversized hair ties". Simply tie a couple around something that will allow you to stuff a protective cover under them to hold it in place while it's not being used.
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  4. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Angel Fish

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    I am confused. My Subsee wet lens has a rubber cover that stays on. No need for hair ties. Can you illustrate?
     
  5. caruso

    caruso Loggerhead Turtle

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    I'm peripheral to the subtopic. All I got (and I could be wrong) was that the other member was suggesting a way to store a loose cover on the camera tray. If you don't need to store a protective cover then you don't need bungees.
     
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  6. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    That's because he isn't using or talking about a Subsee wet lens but a Gopro housing. Not sure where that came from? For the Gopro I suggested a neoprene cover - see earlier link.
     
  7. okiediver1961

    okiediver1961 Nassau Grouper

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    Yes--looking for a way to store it on the tray without it getting in the way. Im going to Wally World to check out the hair ties as I think that just might work! Thanks!
     
  8. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    As I said, I enter and exit with my camera so have no need to bring the cover and secure it but I made some pics to show better what I meant. if I was actually going to use this I would use two loops and tie a better knot, trim and burn. Test it in a shallow location to fine-tune the tightness of the loop. A hair tie might work as well, just slide it over the handle and down then no worries about a knot coming undone. (If you can't tie a knot, tie a lot.)

    1. The tray (disassembled for cleaning between trips), the cover, and a piece of bungee cord
    2. Make a loop around the tray somewhere with the bungee cord.
    3. Stuff the cover inside the loop.
     

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  9. okiediver1961

    okiediver1961 Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks for the pics! That looks like a great plan and easy to do. Ill get in the pool and test it this weekend.
     
  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    I clip my GP/tray on me as I enter or exit the boat. One clip and I use 1.3mm monofilament (150# test) and crimps to attach it to my tray.
     

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