- Functional in extreme conditions, desert or arctic conditions
- Fingerprint Recognition (e.g. Touch ID) won’t work through the Aquapac – you will have to enter your passcode
- Face Recognition (e.g. FaceID) won’t work on many phones – you’ll have to enter your passcode
- Some phones have rather sharp edges. We recommend the use of a thin bumper case which will protect both phone and case
- Sizes: Mini, Small, Plus and PlusPlus
- Mini – Fits phones 140mm/5.5in tall, 75mm/3in wide. iPhone SE, 5, 5S, 5C, 12 Mini; Google Nexus 5; Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini; and other phones that are the same size.
- Small – Fits phones 150mm/6in tall, 100mm/4in wide. Fits iPhone 6, 7, 8, X, XR and XS, Pixel, Galaxy S range etc.
- Plus – Fits phones 160mm/6.5in tall, 100mm/4in wide. Fits iPhone 6 Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11, 12 and other plus size phones like Huawei P20; Samsung Galaxy Note etc.
- PlusPlus – Fits phones/phablets 185mm/7.5in tall, 110mm/4.3in wide. Fits larger phones with Heavy Duty bumper cases such as Otterbox, or phones with an extra battery booster as well.
A note about iPhone 7 – Assistive Touch will need to be enabled as the Home button will not respond through any plastic case. To do this, go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then scroll until you see the Assistive Touch option. This will add a virtual Home button to your screen so you can continue to use your iPhone 7 / 7 Plus.
Although the case material has been UV-stabilized – which means that the plastic shouldn’t be discoloured or broken down by sunlight – the Aquapac won’t protect anything inside it from heat or sunlight. The soft case material is functional and flexible in air temperatures -40ºC to +60ºC (-40ºF to +140ºF), and water temperatures up to +40ºC (+100ºF).
Humidity and Condensation
In humid climates there will be moisture in the air sealed inside the case. Desiccant sachets will absorb the moisture, keeping the contents completely dry. We recommend use of desiccant sachets in all Aquapacs in humid climates. You can purchase spare sachets – see Accessories.
This is not a toy. It may contain small parts which may be a choking hazard to children under 3. Keep small parts away from children.
Tips for Taking Good Photographs
If you follow a few guidelines there’s no reason why anyone should notice that your photos were taken through a case. It’s a bit like taking a photograph through your window at home. First of all the window needs to be as clean as possible. Even with a clean window you may notice some reflection, but the closer you hold the camera lens to the window, the less the reflection. Similarly our cases give best results with the lens window tight against the camera lens. Try to avoid flash photography but if you do need to use the flash, make sure that the case is tight over the flash so the light doesn’t reflect back into the lens.
It takes a bit of practice – and a little luck – to get really good underwater photos. Please don’t think that every shot you take is going to make the cover of SportDiver magazine! You need strong sunshine and clear water. The middle of the day is best, when the sun’s at its highest. Best results will be just below the surface. Light disappears quickly as you go deeper, as do colours (one of the advantages of digital cameras is that you can retouch your photos afterwards to replace colours lost underwater). Flash rarely works underwater. Not because of the Aquapac, but because the flash tends to reflect off particles in the water itself. Even clean water is full of micro-organisms and other particles. The less water between you and your subject, the less difference this will make and therefore the clearer your shots are likely to be. Wide lens and close up is the secret.