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1.0 out of 5 stars *** Warning *** Float Strap Does Not Work, September 6, 2008
This review is from: Olympus Foam Float Strap (Orange) (Camera)
I'm perplexed by the polar opposite reviews on this product. Some people say it works fine, while others say it fails miserably. Could this be a quality control problem?

We purchased a 1030W and the floating camera strap for our 8 YO son to take scuba diving on vacation in St. Lucia. Before leaving, our son tested the camera and strap in the bath tub (like all little boys would do) and noticed that the camera sank to the bottom of the bath tub. We used the camera on Barbados and St. Lucia for about 3 days. On our first scuba dive (he can only go to 6 feet due to regulations)... it was too merky to use the camera, so I took it from him for safe storage. I accidently released the camera under water for just a second... thinking the float strap would at least keep the camera at a neutral position. To my shock, the camera went straight to the bottom and quickly out of sight. I couldn't swim fast enough to save the Camera! We never did find the camera.

I'm in the process of contacting Olympus because I believe this product represents false advertising.
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Initial post: Jun 15, 2009 12:51:12 PM PDT
Hey - did you find out anything from Olympus? I just had a similar experience with my camera on a kayaking trip - camera sunk, slipped away before I could grab it. Would love it if Olympus would do something about this but I doubt they would. Please comment back if you made any headway with that - thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2009 10:00:12 AM PDT
I had similar problem... but instead the SNAP failed and disconnected.... I wrote a letter to OLYMPUS with all details and proof of purchase and they made things right! This strap needs to be redesigned terribly... But i am still a happy olympus customer!
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