I started UW photo last year on a trip to Belize with a Canon A570IS, WP-DC12 Housing and Sealife Strobe. I got a lot of good pictures in Belize, or so I thought. Basically I set the camera to Auto and didn't really read up on the strobe settings. After getting back from the trip and doing a little research I decided that UW photo is going to be a passion of mine so I wanted to get good at it. I've upgraded the strobe to an Inon S-2000 with Ultra Light base and arm setup. Added an Inon lense mount adapter and bought the Macro lense and Wide angle lense. I've learned a lot more about the camera and setup the Hack to take RAW images with it, plus learned about all the settings for different shots as well. Now it's time to learn about the strobe.
First question is about maintainence for both the strobe and camera housing. On the housing, how should I clean out the inside of the housing? I've heard warm water and dish soap? On the strobe, is there any other recommendations other than what is stated in the manual? Also, how should I care for the lenses? Cleaning? Storage? Should the housing be disassembled when not diving?
When not using the housing and camera should I leave the camera in the housing and sealed up? I bought a Pelican case and keep everything in there at home and while travelling.
Thanks for any info you can pass my way.
PS. I'm heading to Curacao at the end of April...any recommendations for dive sites?