Declaring UW camera equipment with cutoms?

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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.

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