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Can my pentax optio WP can go underwater without a water housing unit? How deep under can it go?

Can my pentax optio WP can go underwater without a water housing unit? How deep under can it go?

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5ft for half an hour

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Re: Can my pentax optio WP can go underwater without a...

The pentax optio WP can go underwater without a water housing unit. It can only go underwater about 5 ft.

Posted on Aug 30, 2005

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