Underwater Video Housing models are designed to take advantage
of the features of the camcorders they are designed for.
General instructions for care of your housing are the same but
information on installation and operation of controls vary
according to the model.
Be sure you select
the correct guide for your video housing setup.
If you have
questions, contact us.
Guides to our Ocean Images under
water housings and
lights are available here in Adobe Acrobat
PDF files. You will need Acrobat Reader to view the guides. It
is free and you may download it from Adobe by clicking on the
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Bristle Worm by Gary Wood - Panasonic GS-400
Before your dive trip, try your setup in a
pool if there is one available. Throw a few colored pool
rings into the pool or some seashells or plastic toys that
sink. Work on your focusing, exposure and lighting.
Always rinse your housing and lights in fresh
water after a dive. Check the o-rings to make sure they aren't
nicked or have salt or sand crystals building up on them.
Do not use the buckets provided for mask
rinsing on most dive boats - the solution may etch your lens.
Rinse your lens in fresh water as soon as possible and dry
with a soft cloth to avoid water droplets forming deposits.
Never place your underwater housing in a
"rinse tank" and leave it for an extended length of time.
Housings can be damaged by banging up against other housings
in the tank. Rinse tanks that are used for rinsing other
dive equipment may have high levels of salt water also.
Rinse & remove the housing from the tank immediately.