View Full Version : Portable camera rinse?

08-29-2014, 03:02 PM
I have seen this addressed before but cannot find the thread.
I am looking to buy on island some type of container (or two) to hold rinse water for our newish camera rigs.
It needs to be sturdy enough to last a couple weeks but cheap looking enough not to a theft target.
Suggestion of what and where to buy are appreciated.
Arriving September 6th.

08-29-2014, 05:37 PM
My first thought is a wet towel, we always rubbage through the trash early on and find some plastic bottles for rinse water. We keep a couple hot for a shower and half freeze some for drinking. My camera is small enough I just leave it in the BCD pocket and that keeps in wet.

08-29-2014, 05:41 PM
On a related note I know one place you will never see my camera, in the camera rinse tank. Nothing like bagging it around again sharp objects (other cameras) while under water. Never made a lick of sense to me and don't even get me started on blowing out your first stage or snorkels.

08-29-2014, 05:51 PM
I just found a plastic tub with lid at Dollar General, 17"X12"X6 1/2 deep.
It will fit in my luggage and can be filled with clothes for the trip down.
If stolen the loss is minimal.
And agree about rinse tanks, often just nasty.

08-30-2014, 11:13 AM
We bought a plastic bucket for a few dollars at the Bonaire Super Store (near Toyota). It came with a lid but it flew off on the downhill part of the road from Karpata into Rincon. We found the remaining splinters a couple of days later. But I digress.

The lid could be fitted with bungees but (since no longer have the lid) we fill a few large plastic bottles and bring them along to fill the bucket.

08-30-2014, 03:02 PM
Have you ever thought of buying a portable folding camping wash basin? Something easy to pack and reuse for future trips. Maybe available at Bass Pro, Cabellas, or maybe even Dick's. Just a thought. You only need to carry water with you and fill it as needed.

08-31-2014, 08:55 AM
I have used a cheap insulated soft side cooler bag in the past. Dual purpose as a travel friendly rinse tank and to carry cold items back from the grocery store.

08-31-2014, 01:03 PM
Totally forgot about using it that way, even better: it has carrying straps too

diver dave1
10-10-2014, 08:07 PM
I also use a soft side cooler for a rinse tank in the room or boat and ... a carry to the boat container. I fear my cooler would grow legs and walk away while shore diving Bonaire. I plan to rinse my rig with water bottles and spray bottle of water while out for shore diving then use the cooler back in the room for a good soak and rinse. The spray bottle is primarily to keep salt from crystallizing between dives, not make it perfect.