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Not to be picky or anything but Ryan who gave the advice is from Reef Photo, while Reefnet is Keri Wilk and crew. Both are good guys.Hey everyone... Thanks for the feedback and help in these trying times.
...I had JUST gotten to Lembeh and hadnt even begun diving for the day when The Incident occurred. After talking with a few people (all with differing opinions- as it is with the world in general, it appears) I think the general opinion is that the battery compartment IS watertight.
Im going to try to follow the ReefNet advice (theyve always been good to me before! Thanks!).
dry it out, and test it tomorrow!
(Pray for me!)
I had the strobe turned off and still under the surface - but I could see a faint orange glow coming from inside the strobe through the status light window. I thought it was funny, and I couldnt remember ever seeing this before. I had to change the batteries anyway, so I took them out and the glow was still there! Def. coming from inside the strobe. I couldnt feel any heat coming from the body, so I took it on a night dive and it continued to work fine. (Yes, I did 6 dives today... )