Declaring UW camera equipment with cutoms?

AquaFlite Custom Wetsuits, Dive Skins, and Dive Parkas

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ California Scuba Diving BBS ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by John on February 16, 2008 at 10:30:12:

Have any diving travelers ever had a problem with customs trying to charge duty on UW camera gear when returning to the US?

I am going to the Galapagos next month and the charter company is recommending that I declare my uw camera gear before I leave.

It seems a little ludicrous, and it's a hassle to lug all of my gear to the customs office, but I also don't want to have a problem with customs when I return.

Follow Ups:

Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Post Background Color: White     Black
Post Area Page Width: Normal   Full
You must type in the
scrambled text key to
the right.
This is required to
help prevent spam bots
from flooding this BBS.
Text Key: