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#1 KirkD

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:08 PM

I have an Aquatica 8" Dome with Shade. Anyway, I looking for a case to put it in to put inside of my checked bag. I'm looking for something light weight and padded. Like a Pelican Type case. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:43 PM

I use tupperware with t-shirts as padding for all my ports, then into a hard case covered with wetsuit or some other neoprene. That's when it's not on my back. I always fly with everything I need to shoot when I go, but check it in when I return usually.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:28 PM

Another vote for "tupperware". My 8" Subal with shade in its original bubble wrap fits perfectly inside a 12.7 cup/3 liter Rubbermaid that I bought at a CVS drug store.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:20 PM

Yep, a tupperware cake box, with the spare space taken up with a few t-shirts. To find the right size, just take your dome to a kitchen/hardware shop.

I now have a mini dome to come in the cabin baggage, so can carry a full WA and macro set in the cabin.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:27 PM

Hi all,

Sea & Sea make a zip up case for 8" domes.

B&H list it here:

I have one and it fits my Subal 8" dome perfectly. My dome normally travels in my hold luggage. It is more expensive that a cake tin though!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:21 PM

Another vote for tupperware. I've used this box for years and years . Flying from the UK we're often restricted on cabin/carry-on baggage and this has done many, many flights in the hold.

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This is for one of my Subal domes.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:12 AM

Tupperware and Bubblewrap are two of the unsung heroes of underwater photography.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:38 AM

Tupperware and Bubblewrap are two of the unsung heroes of underwater photography.


And gaffer tape, for just about anything, including taping down the lid on a tupperware box stuffed full of dome and bubble wrap
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:47 AM

And gaffer tape

Absolutely - unfortunately my last half roll is still on the last dive boat ......
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:21 PM

Great idea, thanks. My cam gear is always on my back or in the carry on but the Tupperware idea provides extra protection without adding real weight.
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