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Member Since 12 Jul 2007
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In Topic: help ASAP...missing retainer clip on button in housing

21 July 2014 - 07:41 PM

I had the same issue with my Aquatica AD300 housing. The E clip fell of the playback button during the dive and I only noticed the button was protruding a bit more than usual when I was getting ready for the 2nd dive. I put duct tape on it and did about another 10 dives without issue. I tried the Ike clips but they were different.

I now carry about a dozen spares.

In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

22 May 2014 - 05:56 PM

That is strange. I have about 1400 dives on mine and the strap is fine.

In Topic: Video and Photographing with a rebreather

13 May 2014 - 07:11 PM

Streamlining was my main concern and I like my front chest area free. Thinking like that I decided to buy a jj CCR which has BMCL's and I mount the bailout on the left back of the rebreather can. This way I have nothing in front except the camera. This also prevents my camera rig banging against the bailout when I deploy SMB.

In Topic: ADEX Singapore 2014 Scubacam/Wetpixel Party 11th April 2014

01 April 2014 - 11:47 PM

Free beer.....cool I'll be there!

In Topic: Vacuum leak detector question

27 March 2014 - 10:54 PM

BTW, I have done many giant strides with an Aquatica housing while snorkeling with Whale Sharks.  I tried to hold it high near my head to minimize the surface shock, but had no issues at all. I'm sure the Nauticam is equally good for doing entries with housing.  My opinion is it will be even safer under negative pressure.  It would take a helluva shock to knock a port loose with a vacuum system and I have actually never seen a flood caused by a "damaged" housing/port.  


It's always an o-ring not seated or a port coming unscrewed, both of those occurrences are exactly why you want a vacuum system.


I always put a vacuum on my Aquatica housing now and it just recently saved me a flood when I inadvertently unscrewed my flat port during some decompression stops in heavy seas. I did not notice until I was on the boat. I have no doubt in my mind the port would have come off considering the sea conditions if I had not had it sealed with a vacuum.