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About dentadivelagbeach

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    Sony AX-100, GoPro Hero3 Black
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  1. I would add a few more items to this good advice: 1. Always bring spare parts so you can do field repairs and learn how to fix things! 2. Always carry plenty of spare batteries, memory cards, etc. and always check to make sure your chargers are working! 3. Remember to turn power on to your camera or camcorder before entering the water, unless you can do it while underwater. 4. If you are shooting video, always check to make sure the camcorder cycles back from the record to the standby mode after shooting each clip. Nothing more boring that 10 minutes of a clip looking down at your fins while you move to the next site, and then when you push the record button you are actually stopping the recording and you miss the whole shot. 5. Turn off power between sites if you have a long swim to the next site. It will save batteries. 6. Double check your presets, like white balance, etc. before you dive. 7. Look at your port carefully from time to time. Sometimes you can see small leaks as they are starting to happen, or you can see if trapped humidity is starting to condense on the inside of the port (especially true when diving in tropics and cycling between air conditioning and humidity). 8. Be very careful opening a housing with a wet wet suit on. All it takes is one drop of salt water in the wrong place to fry critical electronics. Especially true when changing batteries or memory cards in between dives. 9. Be super careful of contaminating o-rings or mating surfaces with dust, sand, eyelashes, etc. Do a careful inspection every time. One good method: clean fastidiously with q-tips and remove the o-ring and put it in your mouth for a while. Feel with your tongue for any micro-cuts in the o-ring and then carefully dry the o-ring off after removing it from your mouth. Hopefully any sand will end up crunching on your molar instead of blocking your o-ring from sealing. 10. Service all thru-housing controls before going on a trip and have access to a pressure testing tank so you can verify that all controls have been serviced properly. 11. If possible, review the photographic efforts of each dive as soon after each dive as you can to inspect for malfunctions, especially with white balance, focus, and port fogging. If you can review while still underwater, do that from time to time, but often you can't see good enough through a mask to tell what you have got. Alan
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