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TMondell

Member Since 04 May 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2008 06:14 AM
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In Topic: Flooded Ikelite DS-125

17 November 2008 - 04:22 PM

Yep, I have had this happen to me, but my case was due to the strobe not clamping down right (also first time in the water with the strobe.) The black stuff coming out is battery acid, and I must say I can't believe that it worked after that. If the strobe was brand new, I'd send it straight back to Ikelite, and say it flooded on the first time in the water. How do you know for a fact that that you pinched the O ring? Perhaps it was something wrong with the strobe seal that will be still under warranty. Mine was under warranty (as it was brand new), and they sent me a new one. I'd send it back to them asking "why did the seal fail"?


When I disconnected the battery, I saw that part of the O-ring was up and towards the center, with some grooves, and I think that's why the clamp was not proper.

In Topic: Sea & Sea vs Ikelite

07 May 2008 - 03:54 AM

Thanks for all the input and help. From what I've read, it feels like Ike would be the better housing for me to go with, being a beginner, I really like the comfort of knowing that they have good customer service.

Steve, I've been trying to get my hands on any type of housing, but it's somewhat difficult. I tour for a living, so I'm constantly traveling. Although, I'm in Vegas for half the year, on and off. Does anyone know anywhere out there that would have housings?

Wolfgang, you were not negative at all, and I appreciate your advice. Couldn't agree more. I'm just trying to get through all of the research and learning process now, while I'm saving and acquiring all of my dive skills.

One more thing, sorry. In regards to having TTL built in by Ike being a plus. On S&S, is it just outside of the housing, and do you have to pay for it in addition to the cost of the housing?

Many thanks to all, this forum is amazing.

Tim