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Recommendation on an underwater camera system boat bag

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by Yellowdog, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Yellowdog

    Yellowdog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland
    Looking for a travel friendly boat bag for my 2 YS - 01 strobes, tray, arms, Fanatsea V housing, KRL - 01 wet lens, macro lens and associated gear. Looking for something padded and preferably with a plastic or at least salt water friendly zipper.
  2. hammet

    hammet Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
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  3. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York City
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  4. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    AO cooler. I use a 24 can size for my RX100 rig - with 2 8 inch arms on each side and YSD2 sized strobes. I also have a wide angle lens with dome on it. It can fit other things inside it, as well as on the outer zipped pocket. I use it for day boat transport, as my personal rinse tank/storage on liveaboards, and on off-days of diving, a cooler for local bevvies.

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  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    If yeti makes it, walmart sells a comparable clone for a fraction of the price. I'm no fan of going into the walmart but for a few things it makes sense. In the case of some of the yeti coolers, the walmart clone is actually superior to the original.
  6. Gareth J

    Gareth J Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK
    I use a cold box, for carrying my camera and storing it on the boat.
    It's got a hard outer, and lid, provides some physically protection. Disguise's the camera - who's going to steal my lunch from the car?
  7. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

    I just wrap my compact rig in a towel. Shades it from direct sun and also can be used post dive to dry me off.
  8. ScubaMarc

    ScubaMarc Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Staten Island, NY
    I use a 22" craftsman tool bag. I am the person who does not like to spell out scuba gear on my luggage and YELL expensive camera in this bag. Usually after the 1st day, most of my gear is kept by the dive shop, but ever day i carry my camera back to my hotel. This is less conspicuous. Too many times, i hear people say nice camera.

    If you want padding, add a towel.


    Salt is not a problem, they are so cheap i buy a new one ever few years.
  9. Yellowdog

    Yellowdog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland
    Thanks for the replies. Can any of these options be folded down and packed in luggage or do you use them as one of the allowed carry-on's for your camera gear when traveling?
  10. VsubT

    VsubT Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Eastern Europe
    I’ve done both. The AO cooler with a strap works well as a padded carry-on for my compact system + lights. Alternately, it can be packed with stuff and put into another suitcase or checked as a bag on its own.


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