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    Question Bring DSLR to Cairns snorkeling/diving AU?

    Hello fellow CS members,
    I am going to Australia in the coming Christmas. Most of the time I will secure the DSLR with me when walking, eating, sleeping (perhaps). However, my friends and I plan to go snorkeling in Great Barrier Reef. After the snorkeling, we are going to other places nearby. I don't want to miss the amazing scenery there and wish to bring the DSLR together for the whole day.
    Does anybody, who has ever been to Cairns to enjoy diving, know how should I keep the DSLR secure, from being stolen or accidentally drop into the water?
    Many thanks for any comments. If bring DSLR is really risky, I will seek other means to secure it.
    Last edited by flyeminent; 12th December 2011 at 02:36 PM. Reason: To be more specific

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyeminent View Post
    Hello fellow CS members,
    I am going to Australia in the coming Christmas. Most of the time I will secure the DSLR with me when walking, eating, sleeping (perhaps). However, my friends and I are going to play snorkeling in Great Barrier Reef. I don't want to miss the amazing scenery there and wish to bring the DSLR together. During the snorkeling, does anybody ever having such experience before know how should I keep the DSLR secure, from water and thief?
    Many thanks for any comments. If bring DSLR is really risky, I will seek other means to secure it.
    Why would you bring a DSLR for snorkeling?

    Assign someone for sentry duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyeminent View Post
    Hello fellow CS members,
    I am going to Australia in the coming Christmas. Most of the time I will secure the DSLR with me when walking, eating, sleeping (perhaps). However, my friends and I are going to play snorkeling in Great Barrier Reef. I don't want to miss the amazing scenery there and wish to bring the DSLR together. During the snorkeling, does anybody ever having such experience before know how should I keep the DSLR secure, from water and thief?
    Many thanks for any comments. If bring DSLR is really risky, I will seek other means to secure it.
    Wrap the DSLR with a plastic shopping bag and tie it to a red ball.

    Then go snorkeling with a peace of mind.

    When you finish just look for the red ball. It'll be floating somewhere.
    Last edited by Sion; 12th December 2011 at 01:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyeminent View Post
    Hello fellow CS members,
    I am going to Australia in the coming Christmas. Most of the time I will secure the DSLR with me when walking, eating, sleeping (perhaps). However, my friends and I are going to play snorkeling in Great Barrier Reef. I don't want to miss the amazing scenery there and wish to bring the DSLR together. During the snorkeling, does anybody ever having such experience before know how should I keep the DSLR secure, from water and thief?
    Many thanks for any comments. If bring DSLR is really risky, I will seek other means to secure it.
    I would watch out for sharks in Australian waters.

    They will not only swallow you but your DSLR too.

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    Because we have a pretty tight schedule. After the snorkeling, we are going to other place around Great Barrier Reef. I want to shoot the wonderful scenery thereafter. Don't know if there are any lockers or something similar at the sea side or on the boat.
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    Why would you bring a DSLR for snorkeling?

    Assign someone for sentry duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I would watch out for sharks in Australian waters.

    They will not only swallow you but your DSLR too.
    so scary...I won't put my DSLR on the water anyway. I just wonder whether there are some sort of lockers in which I could lock my DSLR.

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    You can leave your bags on the boat. Some beaches have lockers somewhere near the changing rooms.

    Or else you can buy an underwater casing to bring your gear with you while you snorkel.
    Last edited by bonrya; 12th December 2011 at 01:40 PM.
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    OK, great news! Hopefully I am able to find some then. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    You can leave your bags on the beach. Some beaches have lockers somewhere near the changing rooms.

    Or else you can buy an underwater casing to bring your gear with you while you snorkel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyeminent View Post
    OK, great news! Hopefully I am able to find some then. Thanks.
    remember: don't skimp on the protection if you are bringing it down to the water
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    I am not an experienced photographer and I guess I won't bring the camera down to the water. I have to be alert of the sharks coming or passing by, haven't I?
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    remember: don't skimp on the protection if you are bringing it down to the water

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyeminent View Post
    I am not an experienced photographer and I guess I won't bring the camera down to the water. I have to be alert of the sharks coming or passing by, haven't I?
    Then the camera flash might help you stun it for a second

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    If you afraid to lost it don't bring DSLR keep it at safe vault at home....just travel and enjoy the holiday.
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    You'd have a boat right? Leave it with the pilot?
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    Bring your domestic helper along to tend to it?

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    piangzzz ..... you will not be the first snorkler visiting cairns with dry underwear, a wallet with money , handbag, camera or other valuables to keep away when u go snorkeling..... there are lockers for rent to lock up your stuff

    i assume you will be going to one of those platforms which are moored on the Reef where there is a party boat attached and everyone scuba or snorkle off the platform

    they have lockers
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    you might want to consider portable safe like these.... provided you are able to secure the safe to something....
    The Yelpie Portable Safe Coolest Gadgets
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    Just like someone who brought a full set of Rolleiflex 6008 with several lenses to Chiangmai. He was afraid of theft, so lugged the heavy set around wherever he went. Instead of enjoying the trip, he was a slave to look after the equipment. And much inconvenienced his friends too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkgoxplore View Post
    Bring your domestic helper along to tend to it?
    What if she goes missing also? S$5000 security bond is not cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought
    you might want to consider portable safe like these.... provided you are able to secure the safe to something....
    The Yelpie Portable Safe Coolest Gadgets
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...6CNVCWRC1K23RR
    Pacsafe TravelSafe 100 Secure Portable Safe: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Leisure
    Doesn't look like a DSLR would fit in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbear1973 View Post
    Doesn't look like a DSLR would fit in here.
    yes. I noticed that as well. There should be a bigger one to suit this requirement. Anyway, I will leave this to ts. At least, there is such a thing called portable safe.
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