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Small waterproof case for car key fob

Discussion in 'Gear Bags and Cases' started by Kairoos, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Kairoos

    Kairoos Barracuda

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    I'm looking for a small case to fit my car key fob in. I'm looking to shore dive more and usually I leave my keys in a friend's car who has a standard key. It's not possible for me to lock my car with my keys inside it, the car senses it. I have a backup physical key that only opens the car, but I need to pull a piece off of the door handle to access the lock, and once I open it the car warns me that the alarm will go off if I don't start the car in 10 seconds. So that's not really an option even if I could leave the fob in the car.

    The case needs to be waterproof to at least 100'.
     
  2. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    buy a cheap flashlight
     
  3. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    I was thinking the same thing. Thats assuming your fob is small enough to fit in the tube. I have s similar problem, but with an older car where the keys are mismatched and I don't have a working door key. So the fobs are my only door access until I get it fixed or sell the car.

    I was planning to get one of of the trailer-hitch mounted combination safes. That way I could just lock the keys/fob there while I am in the water.
     
  4. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    I had a "non-chipped" key cut for the door...... chipped key stays on shore somewhere in the vehicle, or in a "hitch box".
     
  5. Kairoos

    Kairoos Barracuda

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    Sadly that wouldn't work with my car. My car detects my key fob, so even if I left it in my trunk, my car wouldn't stay locked, you could walk up to it and touch the door handle and the doors would unlock.

    I thought about using a dive light container, but I'd be worried about it flooding. I was hoping to find a small canister made of aluminum or a thick plastic with good seals and a strong locking mechanism.
     
  6. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

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    I got a waterproof box at walmart and works great.. Looks like a smart phone case,, Less than $10 Bucks..

    Jim
     
  7. Kairoos

    Kairoos Barracuda

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    Here's an interesting idea; what about those vacuum sealing bags that you use for food? I could seal my key fob before I go diving in one of those bags. It would still work for locking/unlocking my car, since I don't even need to press the buttons on it.
     
  8. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    It will get pressurized. So if you diving deep, it might short out or crush from the pressure. I have heard of divers keeping the fob in a pocket inside of a dry suit. But thats kind of extreme for diving W.Palm.
     
  9. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    So seal up the key and stick it in a dive light. I would trust a dive light housing over most any plastic box.
     
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  10. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

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    Had this with my last car, but for me it was an advantage as I could lock/unlock the car with the key inside my drysuit. Like you, the hitch locks were no good as the car would unlock if someone touched a door handle.

    The currnet car isn't so intellegent so I bought a blank key, with no electronics, had it cut and just clip it to my suit. If my kit got titched in a rescue I can still access the car.
     

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