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In Topic: New TSA rules and underwater strobes

Yesterday, 01:13 PM

I just travelled to Mexico and back to the USA with a photo-backpack and small rolling bag both stuffed with my housing, strobes, camera, computer, ipad, lenses, etc.

I can report that at both inter-Mexican flights and on return to USA the only "new" request was that I take my camera out of the bag and put it in a bin - just like my computer.

NO other lenses, strobes, etc were specifically removed.

I was requested on 2 bag checks to simply open my rolling bag so they could look at the housing and my octo/ reg directly - nothing was removed from my bags

In Topic: Do you like having a vacuum system?

02 October 2017 - 12:41 PM



I'm on my second Nauticam housing where I added a vacuum system. I've been using the valve sold by Bill Libecap since 2011.

Been evacuating my system since 2011 (when everyone on the dive boat teased me about my "male enhancement device" (it's actually a brake fluid changing pump)) to now (when it seems almost everyone has some form of a vacuum device).


It is a form of insurance, on top of vigilance.

I've been able to catch events where the case o-ring popped out of the trough at closure, prior to jumping in and flooding my camera.

In Topic: Problem mounting flash trigger in D810 Nauticam housing

18 September 2017 - 05:55 PM

Hopefully you brought the flash unit with you! This is a SUPER easy task!

Pavel is correct - and an awesome source of info! 


I just did the same upgrade - also purchased the UWTechnics unit from Bluewater.


Of note, the hex bolts were under the mirror (it seems more like a mirror than a prism). You can almost see them if you lift the front half of the housing and try to look at the bottom/ under the mirror. My mirror was barely glued on in my NA-D800 housing. The mirror even moved when I placed the hex wrench into the left side hex-head that holds the base/ podium.

My greatest difficulty was actually the initial loosening of the original pair of bolts (2.5mm hex wrench).


Installed and ready to test tomorrow!

(Thanks again Pavel for all of your assistance and patient messages!)

In Topic: For Sale: 10Bar Snoot for Inon Z240 & D2000

21 May 2017 - 08:21 AM


In Topic: For Sale: 10Bar Snoot for Inon Z240 & D2000

26 April 2017 - 09:10 AM

Price lowered: $100 plus actual cost of shipping and any money fees