Preparing before the dive trip
We all know, that underwater photo gear is quite expensive. We recommend checking it thoroughly before taking it underwater after months of surface time.
Check the O-rings, maybe you can dip the closed and sealed but empty housing, underwater strobes in a freshwater tank. A leak may be frustrating, but at least you don't lose your camera and lens.
Check your TURTLE trigger unit. We recommend charging it regularly, even if you don't dive. Connect to your camera to see if it works. Take a few shots to see if the LEDs are working properly.
It's a good idea to connect your strobes as well. This is the best way to check if your sync-cord or fiber optic cables are damaged. Anything can happen, and if you don't store every single item in a protected case, there is a chance of cable damage.
You can check your whole system by taking test shots. You will see if the TTL works properly, you can change to manual mode, etc. And certainly, if you take a few dozen shots on the surface, you will see if the battery of your camera, your TURTLE trigger or your underwater strobe is discharging faster than you expect.
If you make this check well before your trip, you will have plenty of time to buy new batteries or order spare items, even from us! If you experience any problems, don't hesitate to contact us via the Troubleshooting form!