I really wouldn't advise this....you are putting a lot of load on the small screws than go into the front of the housing. I have just had to send my housing to ikelite as a stress fracture occurred at exactly this point and water started to slowly enter the housing.......you have been warned....
Agreed, I take it back. I do it at my own risk but it's really not something I should have recommended others to do.
Thanks for the tips! The strap wrench worked like a charm.
And I'll be extra careful with the fisheye extension that's going on in it's place!
The fisheye port is actually easier to remove, just leave the port/dome on the housing facing up, and turn the dome slowly counter clockwise. The housing will stop it at certain position then you can turn the dome out. Be careful though, so far I haven't broken my housing doing that.
Hello guys, thanks to your help, I now have a priliminary plan for the next 12 months:
- Feb: Vietnam and Cambodia, mostly topside, 3 days diving in Nha Trang
- Mar: Free, probably domestic road trips
- Apr: Egypt & Italy, 1 week in Red Sea, 3 days in Malta, the rest on land
- May: 16 day liveaboard in Banda Sea
- Jun: liveaboard in Bahamas and road trips in the US
- Jul: liveaboard in Galapagos and road trips in the US
- Aug/Sep: reserved
- Oct: 7-10 days in Delawan or PNG, the rest for domestic road trips
- Nov: Ambon and Raja Ampat
- Dec: 7-10 days in Maldives, the rest free
- Jan: 7-10 days somewhere in the philipines, ice diving in Arctics if rental gears available
Most of the trips have not yet been booked, appreciate your comments and advise, and welcome dive buddy to join me, since I'll travel by myself.