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Chums Camera Float Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Chums Camera Float Review Posted in: Below $100, Other Accessories

It’s an ugly scenario that has proven all too real for many divers: having the lanyard securing a dive light, camera, or other piece of gear come loose, and then watching as that gear drifts or plummets away. Some items have positive buoyancy on their own and might go to the surface, but once there they become practically invisible in the deep blue water. That’s where the Chums Camera Float (or an item like it, such as the Olympus Floating Foam Strap [Yellow]) comes in.

Both buoyant and done in a bright, contrasting color, the Chums float ensures that if your gear comes loose, it heads straight for the surface and becomes readily visible there. The downside is that the float strap makes that hand positively buoyant, and that annoys some divers who have used it. At the end of the day, an item like this is insurance. If you can’t afford to see your $3,000 camera rig lost, you had better take some sort of precaution.

Average Price: $10