SeaLife Micro 2.0 Review – Leaky Housing & Malfunction

Underwater cameras provide an amazing service.  They take pictures UNDER THE WATER!  Underwater cameras that keep-on taking pictures under water provide an even MORE AMAZING service in my book.  I wish that I could say that the SeaLife Micro 2.0 64GB camera is “MORE AMAZING” than other underwater cameras, but I can’t; can’t do that because the SeaLife camera broke and malfunctioned on us while scuba diving in the Cayman Islands.  The real kick in the nuts here is that the SeaLife Micro 2.0 64GB underwater camera along with a SeaDragon 2500 light system, were Christmas presents for my son.  Made me feel bad to have gifted such a POS camera to my kid.  Maybe I should have spent more on his gift to get an underwater camera that actually works for more than about one hundred photos?  -Yes, I should have done more research before spending around $1,000 USD on the camera and light combo.

Thank goodness we had our trusted GoPro cameras with us at the time or else, we would have been S.O.L. when it came to getting some cool underwater shots on the many scuba dives during our dive trip, like on the Kittiwake wreck for example.  Stingray City for another example.  Dive sites that are very special and cost a load of cash to get to when you consider the aggregate vacation price.

Check out these pictures of the leaky housing that caused the diving death of our SeaLife Micro 2.0 64GB underwater camera:

NOTE:  The deepest depth the camera went to on our trip until its death the second day into our dive trip was about sixty five feet.  -Not very deep!

Be VERY CAREFUL when it comes to buying underwater and dive cameras!  I will be staying away from SeaLife cameras from now on or until I’m comfortable that they’re making a better product.  SeaLife Micro 2.0 64GB FAIL.

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Here’s how much the SeaLife Micro 2.0 64GB costs.

 

Condensation kills!

 

 

Are those water droplets INSIDE the camera housing?!  YES, those are water droplets INSIDE the camera housing!  Dammit!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Stingray City on Grand Cayman

Stingray City is a place in the sea where the stingrays gather to greet you…  for lunch!  No, you’re not the one that’s on the menu, these Southern Stingrays aren’t all Hannibal Lecter like that!  Unlike the Tampa Bay Rays, these rays are mostly harmless; however, they do still have a barb on their tail that one needs to be cognizant of when handling these seemingly docile creatures.  Where is this Stingray City where you can swim with and handle so many Southern Stingrays?  -In the North Sound of Grand Cayman island of course.  Everybody and their brother that’s ever been to the Cayman Islands or on any cruise to Grand Cayman, knows about this fun excursion to pet the rays, now you do too…

Next time you see the port of Georgetown, Grand Cayman on your cruise itinerary or you’re on the island for any other reason and want to get up and close with some puppy like sea life, ask a dive operator to take you over to Stingray City and enjoy!  The rays are cute, kind of, at least the front part of them is, not the sharp barb thingy at the base of their tail though.  I’ve heard some stories from Jamaican fishermen that have been stung in the foot by a ray and it’s supposedly no joke!  Lots of pain and irritation involved.  Make sure to do that ‘Stingray Shuffle‘ whenever you’re walking on the bottom of the sea and make sure to check out some of the following videos that were shot with a very inexpensive GoPro that I ordered on Black Friday on Amazon for $89 USD.  ScubaDo’s brand new SeaLife Micro 2.0 that he got for Christmas, puked out on a dive just prior to this one.  -More on that POS later.

The dive operator that we chose to take us on this fantastic one tank dive was DiveTech.  They are our current favorite dive operator on the island.  DiveTech offers all Scubapro rental gear and the staff are all friendly consummate professionals.  An extra big thanks to Marie, Menno, Steve T., Tony, Drew, Glen and Jo!

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