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Post-Dive Operations

At the conclusion of your dive, retrieve the VideoRay and power down the system by closing VideoRay Balefire software, turning off the ROV power switch, shutting down the computer and then turning off the main power switch.. Make sure the ROV is secure before disconnecting the tether. After disconnecting the tether, keep the tether connectors clean and do not let them drag on the ground.

Proper maintenance of your VideoRay system ensures a long service life and that it will be ready to operate when you are. After each dive, you should visually inspect the system for damage that might have occurred during your operation.

Keeping the ROV clean is one of the most important aspects of good preventative maintenance practices, especially after using it in salt water. If you use your ROV in salt water, or water with contaminants, you should first rinse it, and then soak it in clean fresh water for at least one-half hour. After cleaning the ROV and tether, they should be allowed to air dry before being put away for storage.

Failure to properly maintain the ROV by thoroughly cleaning it after use may dramatically reduce its service life.


Congratulations! You are well on your way to becoming an accomplished micro-ROV operator, but there are still many things to learn and skills to master. Continue learning about the system by reviewing the additional sections of this documentation and, most importantly, practice, practice, practice.

If you encountered any difficulties or have any questions, review these Quick Start Instructions and the other documentation that came with your system, including the Equipment Guide. If you still have difficulty or questions, contact VideoRay. Your success is our success, and we are here to help you get the most out of your VideoRay.

VideoRay contact information is available on the About this Documentation page.

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