Mobile Phones And Scuba Diving
It’s not often that we go somewhere without our phones in our pockets for communication, emergencies, directions, and photography. Because we bring our phones with us wherever we go, this might beg the question: why not take our phones with us when we’re scuba diving? While it may have not been an option in the past, as technology advances, many divers choose to bring their smartphones on their adventures to take photos. Here’s what you need to know about bringing your phone on your next scuba diving trip!
Is A Waterproof Phone Enough?
While often we see smartphones marketed as waterproof, reading the fine print will allow consumers to understand that they’re often just water resistant. Water resistance is great for most people as it protects your phone from damage if it were to be dropped in a puddle of water, or hit with rain: it protects from regular daily inconveniences.
Unfortunately, waterproof is not much better than water resistant when it comes to doing something as extreme as diving to the ocean floor! The most water-safe phones have the ability to be submerged in up to a metre of water for up to a half an hour, meaning they’re absolutely not prepared for scuba diving. While waterproof phones could be a great asset to a day at the pool, a waterproof phone is not nearly “waterproof enough” for scuba diving!
How Do I Take My Phone Scuba Diving With Me?
Even if your cell phone doesn’t currently have the technology to join you on a dive as it is, don’t worry! Many divers still take their phones along with them on their adventures by investing in a phone case made specifically for diving.
The Benefits Of A Dive-Safe Phone Case
If you, like many divers, are interested in bringing your phone on your next scuba dive, it’s time to invest in a proper diving phone case and enjoy taking your phone underwater without any risk of damage to your device!
There are diving equipment and technology companies that specialize in manufacturing dive-safe phone cases that can be brought on any aquatic adventure. Companies like DIVEROID offer an extensive selection of phone cases and lighting solutions to help you bring your phone into the water and also to enhance your phone’s abilities!
Some benefits of many scuba diving phone cases include:
- The ability to be submerged underwater up to 100 meters
- Protection from falls, scrapes, and other damage
- Vacuum protectant seal from water
- Potential for additional professional lighting
- Potential for additional professional lenses
- Go Pro mounts
- Additional Battery Capacity
Visit your local dive shop or one of the many phenomenal online retailers today to find the right scuba diving phone case for you!
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