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Old 03-21-2004, 08:32 PM
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I have been thinking about getting an underwater camera. I would use it on freshwater lakes in Kansas and on trips to the Gulf. Has anyone ever used one of these? Were they any good? What kind of water clarity do you need for the thing to work?

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Old 03-21-2004, 09:23 PM
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Are you talking about the kind you tow and view a screen onboard, or the kind you take scuba diving? Video or 35mm? chip.
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:27 PM
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Here is a previous thread

http://thehulltruth.net/forums/threa...posts=8#M51907

Do not expect National Geographic quality unless you spend big bucks
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:24 PM
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I am talking about the kind you drop down and you can view from your boat.

I don't expect National Geopgraphic quality pictures. I am wondering if they are any use, or are they just an expensive gimmick. I was thinking about a good quality Aqua View (~$550, I think). I was thinking that it would be a good adjunct to my depthfinder. I am as interested in seeing what structure is like, as well as seeing fish.


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Old 03-23-2004, 03:38 PM
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I have one and I used it a few times. I think I can see about 10-15 feet in the gulf. I could see my structure and bait. It is a pain to deploy and wind up, and it is hard to change direction of the camera (twist the cord till it spins). I used it in 70', shallower water would make it easier. I dont dive, but my wife does, so the future plan is to have her point it around and let me watch. I probably wouldn't have bought it with hindsight if that helps.
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