Scuba case for iPhone (TAT7 or similar)

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by velascarlos, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. velascarlos macrumors newbie

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    Hi, does anyone have tried any of the scuba cases for iPhone?

    I need a scuba case for iPhone 5 and I was wondering if any of you have tried the TAT7 case on the iPhone 4 and can share your experience here.

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    http://www.tat7.net/webshaper/store/viewCat.asp?catID=1

    It seems they are developing a case for iPhone 5.

    If any of you know any other options available on the market I will highly appreciate your advice. I need a really waterproof case for scuba diving (around 10-20 meters) and not a waterproof 2m case like lifeproof or similars.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. koa macrumors 6502

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    I can't help much on a case but I do wonder how good the pics or video will be at 30 to 60 ft. The iPhone doesn't have the best low light ability to begin with and not much of a flash so don't expect great results. I think less than 10' in clear water and you should get some pretty good colors.

    The other thing is there room for moisture absorbing pouches? Is condensation a problem inside these cases?

    I've only done a bit of underwater photography with a Nikonos I a long time ago. I do have a friend that has spent 10s of thousands on gear and LIGHTING to get good results.

    I dive for a living so have spent quite a bit of my life underwater and the colors wash out pretty quickly the deeper you go.

    Another friend has an Olympus P&S waterproof digital camera and it takes pretty good pics. Something like this one: http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/tg-820-ihs.html

    You can even add a case for deeper depths and the nice thing about that is if the case leaks you have a camera that's waterproof so no damage and they are designed not to leak and you have some warranty coverage if they do. The TAT7 won't do anything for a damaged phone. Also always buy this stuff with a charge card that doubles the warranty or at least extends it for a year. Most card have the feature but you might have to call the company to activate it.

    For just casual protection for an iPhone you need to have with you on a boat the TAT7 seems fine. Still be careful leaving it in the sun.
     

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