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Somewhat weird question about WACP WWL

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The recent flurry of WWL and WACP discussions has caused me to wonder about something that may be a bit weird to most.  The hard caps for those products are great fro traveling and on a boat, but not really convenient to take in the water.  I am pretty sure that was never intended.  I sometimes find myself getting back on boats in choppy conditions, hanging on a crowded tagline and/or handing up my camera to a rushed and sometimes not very careful boat guy.  So I typically take the stretchy neoprene dome cover with me on a dive and put it on before handing camera up.  I don't see many people doing that, but it makes me feel better about having less risk of a scratched port.

So is anyone aware of something that would fulfill this purpose on a WWL or WACP-1?  Not really asking about the WACP-2 because I think that would need a spare tire-sized cover.  ;)

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Actually, to partially answer my own question, I now recall that I have a lenscoat lens hoodie that fits on the WWL-1, but I am unsure if there is one that would fir the WACP, or if there is anything better out there.

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1 hour ago, Draq said:

Actually, to partially answer my own question, I now recall that I have a lenscoat lens hoodie that fits on the WWL-1, but I am unsure if there is one that would fir the WACP, or if there is anything better out there.

a dome port cover from a regular dome of about the same diameter would work, you would probably loop bungy cord through the loops on the dome cover so it can hook onto the housing somewhere or use a velcro loop to wrap around the housing.  It will depend on the size of the housing and if it has anywhere convenient to hook on the bungy cord.

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I have a WWL-1 with the hard cap. I drilled a couple of holes in the side of the cap so I could put a short paracord loop on it, with the two ends knotted on the inside, and the loop on the outside. Once in the water, i remove the cap and clip it off to a waist d-ring with a double-ender. I never know it is there. I clip it back on before exiting.

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54 minutes ago, Isaac Szabo said:

Nauticam makes a neoprene cover for the WWL-1.

They do, but you have to dismount the lens to put it on, and then there's no way to attach the lens to anything other than sticking it in a pocket (and it's better be a large pocket).

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14 hours ago, Barmaglot said:

They do, but you have to dismount the lens to put it on, and then there's no way to attach the lens to anything other than sticking it in a pocket (and it's better be a large pocket).

No, it just stretches over the front. No need to dismount the lens. And it's small and has 2 loops, so it's easy to find a place to store it while in the water. However, I'm guessing it doesn't work with the buoyancy collar on, so that will be an issue for those who use that (I don't). Here are some photos of mine:

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I find these covers wash off relatively easily particularly if there is not much sapce to get to loops behind the dome.  My suggestion of bungy loops should be capable of holding it in place, even with the buoyancy collar.

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15 minutes ago, ChrisRoss said:

I find these covers wash off relatively easily particularly if there is not much sapce to get to loops behind the dome.  My suggestion of bungy loops should be capable of holding it in place, even with the buoyancy collar.

Well in this case it is held on very securely, and I can't image it coming off on its own. There are thumb screws for the hood behind the dome that the loops catch on. But yes, it shouldn't be difficult to DIY something that works with the buoyancy collar using bungee cord. 

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