Best Underwater Cameras of 2014

View our guides to the Best compact cameras, Best mirrorless cameras, Best dSLRs of 2014. A must read when picking a  new camera!

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Submit your best u/w photos before Nov. 19, 2014 for a chance to win intl travel prizes. Over $60,000 in value! Details here.

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Join us December 10th @ 6PM for our Monthly Social Night. This month's focus is photo with great mini talks on different photo subjects! Read more about this month's event.


Holiday Gift Guide 2014
Need a gift for the underwater photographer on your list? Check out these ideas for any budget.
DEMA Preview 2014
DEMA is this week and we have a quick preview on some of the great gear we'll see there.
Guide to shooting with the Olympus E-PL7
E-PL7 Settings, Port Information, Lens Selection and Accessories for Shooting Underwater.

In Focus Blog Posts

Best cameras for underwater photography & video For the holidays of 2014 By Scott Gietler Wit...
Scuba divers travel with a lot of gear. And underwater photographers travel with even more gear than...
Sony A7 users (and all Sony full-frame dSLR owners) will have 4 new lenses to use soon, that are exc...
Bluewater Photo recently took some underwater video in the Channel Islands, Southern California with...


Oils Rigs
Dec 14th, 2014
Oil Rigs dive trip on the Magician Dive Boat.
Anilao underwater photo workshop December 2014
Dec 7 - 14, 2014
Join us for our 6th Anilao workshop, one of our favorite dive destinations in the world!
3-Day Channel Islands Trip
July 23-25th, 2015
Three Day photo workshop aboard the Conception liveaboard.
Truk Siren Underwater Photo Workshop
Feb 15 - 22, 2015
Experience the ultimate wreck diving photo workshop on the Truk Siren
Mar 7 - 14, 2015
Amazing "Deep South" itinerary. Unique charter with Aggressor owners onboard!

 Welcome to Bluewater Photo & Video

Experience, Knowledge, Service


COMING SOON:    Nauticam Sony RX-100 housing
JUST ARRIVED:     Recsea Sony RX100 housing, Sea & Sea 5D Mark III
ALREADY HERE:     Nauticam D800, Ikelite D800, YS-D1 strobe, Nauticam Olympus OM-D housing

Welcome to Bluewater Photo & Video, located in Santa Monica, California - owned and operated by the Underwater Photography Guide owner Scott Gietler, along with other members of our staff.

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Check out our great products like the Recsea S100, Recsea G12, Sola 800,  Nauticam Sony Nex-5N, and many more.


Guide to shooting underwater with the Canon G16
iTorch Video Pro 7 Review
Photos from our Shark Trips
Sea & Sea Internal TTL Converter
New Sea & Sea Internal TTL Converter for DSLR Housings for underwater photography
Now in Stock - Nauticam GH3 Housing!
Nauticam Housing for Panasonic GH3 is now in stock
Ultralight Set Up Guide
An easy to understand guide to setting up your new Ultralight control system