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Captscuba
03-22-2012, 07:39 AM
Hello All, With the news of the numerous car breakins while diving, I was wondering if anyone knows of a good dive wallet to keep my license , and a few dollars for lunch in while I dive?

ModFreddie
03-22-2012, 07:56 AM
if you have an old dive light that is still waterproof take out the batteries and insert license and money.. :) clip to BCD and off you go :)

susan
03-22-2012, 08:29 AM
I use one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Travel-Waterproof-Credit-Lanyard/dp/B001DKAX2G

Car key, money, license, etc. goes in, it goes around my neck and under my wetsuit. Viola!

tschamp
03-22-2012, 09:54 AM
I've just been clipping my truck key to my BCD and that's it.
I have a photocopy of my passport & drivers license in the truck glove box but it's never been needed.
I typically have <$10 in currency in one pocket of my ratty shorts that I toss in the back of the pickup but that's never been bothered.

Still, I might upgrade to some sort of wallet gizmo next time, just for the heck of it...

Trevor
03-22-2012, 11:39 AM
I purchased a waterproof plastic box from Dive Friends in which I keep my keys, cash, specs etc. It fits inside my BCD pocket.

coldwaterlloyd
03-22-2012, 12:59 PM
I use an old sea and sea film camera , hollowed out to fit wallet , keys , even a small cell , the old dive light is great for everything including sunglasses .
If your o ring is good they work better than any cheap case .

gman
03-22-2012, 01:36 PM
My truck key gets clipped to my BC via TWO clips (in case one fails, breaks, etc). If planning to eat lunch while out, I fold up a $20 and put in my camera housing. My sunglasses are cheap ones and just stay in the truck - have had the "criminals" search the truck a couple of times...but never took my sunglasses, towel, flip flops, or t-shirt.

tkaelin
03-22-2012, 05:30 PM
I use a small otterbox. Waterproof at least to 120 and perfect size for credit card, license, c-card, truck key and some cash. Fits in BC pocket which I keep zippered shut.

billmosel
03-22-2012, 09:17 PM
I have a rubberband surrounding my license, cc and $20 in my bathing suit pocket. If you have to spend the wet $20, they don't care. It's still $20.

schoude
03-23-2012, 07:27 AM
I bought one of these to bring with us - haven't use it yet, but it had good reviews

http://www.amazon.com/Kwik-Tek-Dry-Alligator-Wallet/dp/B000BJ7WHE/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1332501960&sr=1-1

CaptNick
03-23-2012, 08:13 AM
If you are scuba diving, something like Otterbox is the only protection. However that itself is only rated to 120ft. if you go deeper, you are at the mercy of Mr Murphy.

All other $5-$8 dollar pouches etc at best will protect you if you were wind surfing or swimming. That is even at best.

My solution was to put my Dollars in my pocket. Even if they get wet, they are still useable and dry quickly in the glorious BON sunshine. And I clip the car and house key to my BCD. Nothing else is carried. (Oh yes, I have duplicate photopies of C/C and passport in the room, in case someone decides to walk away with the originals).

Captscuba
03-23-2012, 08:16 AM
Thanks to everyone for the replies. ( 43 days and counting).

larry
03-23-2012, 03:18 PM
I use a small "dry bag" about 4 x 6" hung around my neck and inside my wetsuit. Into it goes the truck key, two pair of glasses, a $20 bill, driver's license and credit card. It all gets wet, always. The money still works, the credit card works, the glasses work and the key works. My advice -- go simple and cheap; expect everything to get wet.

Scuba Sheila
04-04-2012, 12:17 AM
We've had the best luck with the "Witz See-It-Safe Dry Case" in the small size, which is just big enough to hold your DL, CC, some cash, and a key or two but small enough to still fit into a BC pocket (and we always clip it to the BC as well) It has always kept the items dry and has never leaked. In fact, this is the only "wallet" my husband carries with him the entire time on Bonaire. We've tried many ways, but like this the best, and they're pretty inexpensive (about $7-$9)
We also just leave our sunglasses (cheap ones from the Dollar Store) towels, shirts, water bottles, and cheap flip-flops (again, from the Dollar Store) in the truck and so far have not had any problems.
Good luck and have fun!