Best Underwater Cameras of 2016

View our guides to the Best compact cameras, Best mirrorless cameras, Best dSLRs of 2016. A must read when picking a new camera!

link 75 Best Photos from 2015

The winners of the 5th annual Ocean Art Photo Competition have been announced, see 75 of the best underwater photos in the world!

link Epic Galapagos Trip Report

Has El Nino effected the Galapagos? Can you really see hammerheads, penguins, and Mola mola?  Find out here

link Bluewater Travel 3-year Anniversary Sale

Save big on 10 of our group trips including Galapagos, Philippines, Cocos, Bahamas, Raja, Maldives & more. See all specials here


Review of the top three snoot options for underwater photography
Get creative with your underwater photography by using a snoot. Find out which one best suits your needs with this snoot review, including the Reefnet, 10Bar and Retra LSD snoots for underwater strobes.
Fix Aquavolt Mini 5000 Review for Underwater Videography
Incredibly bright underwater video light that's only the size of your hand! Read more about this great option for professionally lit underwater video.
Sony A6300 review
Sony A6300 Review
Panasonic GX8 Review for Underwater Photography
Underwater review of the Panasonic GX8 the first 20 MP micro four thirds camera with 4k video recording.

In Focus Blog Posts

The sense of being out in the middle of nowhere is strong during the crossing to the Archipelago Rev...
The Canon 7D Mk II is one of the best choices for serious underwater macro photography.  With 65 AF...
I sit here in Anilao, Philippines watching the peach sunset afterglow fade to black behind dancing p...
Having taught many underwater photo workshops, I see many budding underwater photographers practicin...


May & June 2016
10 nights on the luxury Galapagos Master, 50% more dives, peak Iguana / hammerhead time
Atlantic spotted dolphins swim by in Bimini. Photo: Ron Watkins
June 18-25 2016
Bimini Bahamas underwater photo trip for spotted dolphins, sharks, & stingrays with Brent Durand
July 9 - 16, 2016
Amazing diving with whale sharks, sea lions and more!
July 30 - Aug 6, 2016
Amazing diving with whale sharks, sea lions and more!
Aug 6 - 13, 2016
Amazing diving with whale sharks, sea lions and more!

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