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#1 okuma


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Posted 15 May 2007 - 08:58 PM

When diving on a live aboard and using the small boat to go to/from the dive site, do you use a cover/guard over your dome port?

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:19 PM

i use the rubber cover on my port always. but i don't use a dome shade.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:46 PM

I don't use a dome cover - but from observation I am something of an exception. Never picked up a scratch on the boat.


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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:44 AM

When diving on a live aboard and using the small boat to go to/from the dive site, do you use a cover/guard over your dome port?

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Now the questin you SHOULD be asking is: "how many of you dive with your LENS cap on?"

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 08:32 AM

"how many of you dive with your LENS cap on?"

At least twice.... :)

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:16 AM

I always use a cover, then it comes off and in my wet suit once in the water and before coming out.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:40 AM

I leave the cover on till in the water, then in to BC pocket & to the next
question yes I have left my lens cover on once, :) not a lot of fun when
everyone else is taking images, but I was not the only one on the trip
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:05 PM

I always enter the water and leave the water with port protection.

I was once doing a safety stop next to a hang bar. Someone grabbed the bar hard and it hit my subal 105 port and took a chunk out of the glass. Amazed it did not shatter. After that, cover on. I think it was about $270 to replace the glass. With all the exposure of a dome port, without a doubt.

When you hand a camera up, the DM don't all handle it well and people throwing cameras into the dip tank etc..