Whether you’re an experienced underwater photographer or new to the scuba diving game, the DIVEVOLK SeaTouch Max 4 is an excellent choice for beginners. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps and share our insider tips on how to make the most out of this game-changing underwater phone case.
Which Phone Do I Need?
The DIVEVOLK waterproof case will transform any smartphone into a robust underwater camera. The case fits any phone and comes with a nifty sliding tray that securely holds your device inside. So, when ordering simply ensure you select the correct phone make and model for the perfect fit.
And here’s the best part; even if you upgrade your phone or want to lend the case to a friend, all you need to do is buy an additional phone tray, and voila, you can carry on capturing amazing underwater moments!
Before installing your phone into the SeaTouch Max 4, follow these steps:
TIP 1: Turn on Assistive Touch (iPhone):
A little grey button will be added to your home screen which will make your life so much easier underwater. What I loved most, is you can lock your screen instantly through this button, which is going to help save that all-important battery life! Follow these steps to turn it on:
Turn on Assistive Touch: Settings → General → Accessibility → Touch → Assistive Touch (on)
Turn off 3D Touch (if your phone has it): Settings → General → Accessibility → 3D Touch (off)
If you own a Samsung phone, similar settings can be found in the Assistant Menu
TIP 2: Increase Button Size
We discovered that making the text and buttons larger on our iPhone made the camera app much easier to use, especially when we were wearing dive gloves.
Settings → Display & Brightness → Text Size → Use the slider to increase the text size. (You can change this back once you’ve finished diving)
TIP 3: Remove the protective phone screen cover
If you have a screen protector, removing it will allow the touchscreen membrane to work flawlessly and it will stop any chances of the phone getting stuck inside the case.
TIP 4: Display & Brightness
Turn on Raise to Wake: Settings → Display & Brightness→ Raise to wake (on)
Adjust your brightness to the Maximum: This will enhance the visibility of the screen while underwater, particularly during deep dives. However, it is important to note that it may drain your battery if you do not lock the screen after shooting.
How To Use The DIVEVOLK Underwater Phone Case
Once you’ve followed all the steps above, you’re ready to install your phone;
Firstly, ensure your phone is free of dirt, dust, sand and hair
Pop your phone into the tray & slide it into the housing
Before closing the housing, ensure that the opening and seal are clear of any debris such as hair or sand. Even the smallest amount can cause a leak. Close the door firmly and screw the bolts tightly to ensure a complete seal.
AND THAT’S IT! You’re ready to dive in! There are no fancy apps needed or tricky buttons to operate, you simply just use your phone's camera exactly as you would on land.
TOP TIP: Ensure the wrist strap is always tightly secured around your wrist!
DIVEVOLK Touchscreen Usage Tip
Since the touchscreen membrane is 5mm thick, don't worry about pressing the film a little firmly to connect your finger with the phone's screen. You'll get used to it quickly but be careful not to get too carried away as you don’t want to damage the surface.
How To Stop The SeaTouch Max 4 Underwater Case Fogging
Before any dive/snorkel trip, ensure you place your phone inside the case whilst in a clean and dry environment. During breaks between dives, keep the case closed and covered with a damp towel, away from direct sunlight to keep it cool.
Post Dive Care
Remember to always rinse and soak your case in fresh water for at least 30 minutes after diving or snorkelling. It's also a good idea to put the plastic membrane protector back on in between dives to keep it safe.
Should I Use A Red Filter Underwater?
I haven't personally ever tried using a red filter for my underwater photography as yet, as I love playing around with different editing techniques like colour grading in programs like Photoshop. However, I know many fellow photographers who really enjoy using a red filter while shooting. It can help minimize the blue tones in the water and create stunning, natural-looking shots. It's all about personal preference and experimentation!
If this is you then DIVEVOLK do have red filters that you can purchase separately or there is a SeaTouch Max 4 diving Kit that already includes 2 filters, the lens adapter and housing in one package. Check it out here
Upgrading Your DIVEVOLK Case & Underwater Photos
If you're looking to up your game and really bring your underwater footage to life, DIVEVOLK has a range of accessories to take your underwater phone case to the next level. They offer wet lenses, dive lights, and even a dome lens for those stunning split shots. Take a look at their accessories here and if you're looking to nab yourself an additional 6% discount use my code: COCONUTODYSSEY at checkout.
If you want to see what the SeaTouch max 4 is like in action, head over to our Instagram page or
our review post here.
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