As a novice kayaker, I am looking for advice on keeping cameras dry yet within reach for use from my kayak, and how to keep them dry during use.


– Last Updated: Feb-15-04 2:59 PM EST –

If you have enough money, you can get the waterproof housing that enables you to dive with your camera... if you buy the right camera brand. I bought a Canon Powershot A80 and if I find I need the housing I'll save my nickels and dimes and buy one. In the meantime I bought an Otter Box for 16 dollars American. It worked out ok yesterday.

Check this out:

When I bought the Otter Box I noticed there was another brand called Pelican or Pelikan. Something else to consider.

UW Camera Housings…
I agree with other suggestions you’ve received. My preference is to use a Underwater Camera Housing. With a land camera in a watertight box (like a pelican box) is not very convenient. I keep my Olympus C-5050 camera in the Olympus PT-015 housing and it’s ready anytime it’s needed.

Unless it’s really rough conditions, I just tuck it under the bungies on the deck. If it gets bad, I place it in the day hatch. I should also mention that while it’s on my deck I also attach a retractable cord (lanyard) to it (just in case).

If you’re interested, I’ve posted some of my photos at:

(look closely and you’ll also find several photos of Flatpick )

Good luck!!


wow wade nice page!

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i use a heavy duty ziplok bag, two if its rough. i am very careful when i take my camera out of the bag.

Here you go.
Here are some waterproof bags for cameras.

Great Pics WNORTON
I’m impressed.

thank you!!

thank you…

Thanks for the suggestions. The EWA-Marine dry cases are available for a variety of cameras and will work great from in the kayak, the air inside will keep the camera bouyant if lost overboard, and can be used underwater.