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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. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    Normally I clip it with the single double-ender pictured but if rough seas and no bottom I will also use an extendible lanyard as seen in this pic. Sometimes the back ladder can be like a washing machine (i.e. the Fling).
     

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  2. The Chairman

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    That's dangerous. I used to clip my reels that way, but we found that bending it at the right angle can disengage the clip from the hard tray. I've asked my daughter to go get one so I can demonstrate the problem in a video. (I have a broken leg)
     
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  3. The Chairman

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    A pic of my leader/boltsnap combo on my GoPro tray followed by a quick video on why you should never, ever attach a bolt snap directly to a hard item. My daughter was the videographer, and I can't stand due to my leg, so sorry it's so unprofessional.

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  4. okiediver1961

    okiediver1961 Nassau Grouper

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  5. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    Always avoid double-enders if one side will always be attached. It's another failure point. My camera tray has marine grade keyrings through holes, on which a single-ender is placed- that single-ender or whatever it's called clips to D rings on each shoulder my BCD when I'm not holding my camera- and since there are two of them, one on each side of the tray, the odds of a disconnect are infinitely small.
     
  6. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    It isn't always attached. I take it off for packing. I take it off on a dive to reach back and bang my tank. But I get the point.
     
  7. caruso

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    I take my camera apart for travel as well- but the clips stay on the tray.

    For tank banging I have a Dive Alert but also a carabiner on a retractor on the lower left side of my BCD. Maybe not such a good idea to have a double-ender with an additional failure point that could result in loss of camera as compared to having a second clip to bang on your tank that is easily removable and is for that sole purpose.
     
  8. caruso

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    Here's a picture of my camera rig showing how I do it with clips on the bottoms of the light arms where they attach to the tray. IMG_2713.JPG
     
  9. The Chairman

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    Ohhhh... suicide clips. I avoid them.
     
  10. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    They are so easy to clip on and off during a dive, and yes for that same reason are a hazard when penetrating dirty wrecks. I'd never use them other than where they are- in front of each nipple. In order to hook a cable or other piece of a wreck I'd have to bury my chest against it and if it happened it's in a very easy place to reach.
     

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