This video tutorial discusses underwater housing maintenance. I went a bit over two minutes in this one, but it’s worth it because we discuss prepping the housing, maintaining o-rings, and how to properly rinse and dry the housing. These meticulous exercises are essential for making sure your camera stays dry and your gear continues working like new.
Flooding your housing and drowning your camera (and lens) is easier than you think. Each o-ring forms an airtight and watertight seal, and even a strand of hair, eyelash, sand grain or towel lint can break that seal. All underwater photo and video shooters should carry supplies to clean their o-rings, along with a light source (I like camping headlamps) to help see when building the housing system in a dark room. We need to be extra vigilant when beach diving, where we often end dives with more sand on the housing.
Feel free to send me an email if you have any more questions on how to maintain your underwater camera housing.
Curious what underwater housing I’m using? Read my complete dive photo gear article.
Or read my 2018 Underwater Camera Guide with the best compact, mirrorless and DSLR cameras for macro and wide-angle.