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Hi all,

 

When you go diving with others who have similar housings or gear, how to you make sure you can identify your gear? I mean, how do you label your gear so that you know it is your own? My dad uses red and yellow electrical tape, and I use a silver paint marker. However, since the housings are submerged very often, and salt water is pretty brutal on most everything, we were wondering if there are any better solutions. Does anyone have a certain brand of label or a certain brand of marker or tape or something that they use and that works for an extended period of time without wearing out? We would prefer something that can be written/printed on or written with so that we can write names on our gear.

 

Thanks,

Alex

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The lanyard I use to connect my camera to my BCD is neon green paracord. You don't see many people with neon green lanyards.

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We use a Brother label maker and stick on a name. Surprisingly, the labels last for years.

Bill

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We also use Brother label and have an old engraved DAN name tag tied to handle.

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Where I live every dive shop (and many mall kiosks) can print vinyl stickers in various sizes with your name on them. I have a sheet made up of dive flags of various sizes with my last name. They last forever.

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These last for ever..

 

http://a.co/dozmkLq

 

Those look more or less like the sheets that you seem to be able to get multiple places in the Philippines. I'm not sure if other regular destinations do the same.

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Yep, those are the ones we get here (except at 1/3 that price)

That was my recollection too, because I don't think I would have bought two sheets at $28 each!

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brother label maker. i put the label on the inside of everything, and then wrap around cords as well. As a destination photographer, I am often with 5-20 other photogs at events, and most of us have similar gear. someone is always borrowing a cord or battery, and this is the most effective way of getting my stuff back, as well as identifying my gear when traveling with others.

 

I get made fun of all the time for it, but often see the same photogs later labeling their own gear once they loose a few pieces, lol

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First i never use a rinse tank or similar (or any other storing place to have my camera floating/sitting with other cameras.
My cameras stay with me wrapped in a towel and further protected in a soft side cooler, so no exchange is possible.
Also i have home made handle cord and very special floats, that also show thats it's my housing.
Instead of sticking on a sticker you can to the same thing, just personalitze your rig with a special cord, a particular leash to clip on your bcd,
paint the strobe arms in a special color, get some special and rare floats, whatever you can immagine.
However, the Brother Label Maker is truly a bomb and the printed label stripes will hold a long time,
i use them on my boats and they last years exposed on the sun.
Chris

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