Underwater Housing Maintenance

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.


Underwater Housing Maintenance

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 about what gear I use? Check out my Underwater Photo Gear page.


Two Minute Tutorial Video Series

Brent Durand

Professional writer and underwater photo instructor. Brent is an avid diver and surfer, and has led many intensive photo workshops around the world. BrentDurand.com.