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    Renting an Underwater camera?

    Does anyone know if there is a place to rent one of these? Mu wife is into scuba diving and wants one, we're undecide on buying one before the trip or renting one if possible.

    I hate the idea of having to carry 2 cameras in the carry on baggage as well as two e readers.....but wouldn't dare put them in the checked luggage. For the same reason, I'm very leery of bringing my metal detector.

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    Some dive operators rent them,ask at the dive shop that she is diving with.

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    I am pretty sure JADS may rent them. Pelican rented them but years ago.

    An option to buying a new uw camera is to buy a housing for the digital camera you have now. Dh picked one up <$40 US on eBay. It works perfectly and we have never had any issues.

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    Just don't lose it as it may float to the U.S.

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    I got a dry bag made for cameras that is good to 33 feet. The company is called Dicapac. I got it through accessorygeeks.com for ~$30. It worked great at the pool. I will be using it snorkeling during week 27. I will report when I get back.

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    thanks all, bought a cheap on on fleabay with a case that is good to 40 meters..should suffice..THe OH doesn't do below 30 meters.
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    I've sent an e-mail to jads about renting a good camera that's good to at least 50' and they tried to sell me a dive package???? I replied asking just for a camera rental, but now they won't respond to my e-mails. I have a good canon t1i, but the cheapest case I was able to find for it runs $1,200!!! Anyone have any other suggestions on renting a fairly good camera? Since I will only be freediving it doesn't have to go behind 80' at most.

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    At more than 30' you will need a hard case or dedicated underwater camera. Mermaid offers a digital camera rental, not sure if you have to dive with them or not.
    http://www.scubadivers-aruba.com/pricing.html

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    Just got back and unfortunately mermaids didn't have anything to rent. Either they no longer rent or just didn't have anything in stock. I did find a cheapo that went to 100', but the wrecks I was diving where a bit dark and the flash was hardly noticeable. Not sure how the pictures came out, but it was better than nothing. If I go back i'm just gonna bite the bullet and pay for the $1200 case for my nice nikon.

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