Best Underwater Cameras of 2015

View our guides to the Best compact cameras, Best mirrorless cameras, Best dSLRs of 2015. A must read when picking a  new camera!

link Ocean Art Deadline Extended!

Entry deadline extended until Nov. 30th! Enter to win incredible prizes! New mirrorless & pool categories. Over $75,000 in value! Details here.

link 12 Insane Travel Specials for 2016

Bluewater Travel is offering 12 insane dive travel specials for trips throughout 2016 in SE Asia, Sri Lanka, the Pacific & Caribbean at photo friendly places  - full details here

link Black Friday Sale
Up to 50% off! Lights, Housings, Lenses
• Closed Thurs Nov 26th
• Open Black Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM

View all our sales & specials!


Using the Fix Neo 1500 SWR Underwater
Learn all about the Fix Neo 1500 SWR, "All in One" focus / video light.
What's new from DEMA 2015
Preview all the new gear displayed at DEMA 2015!
Panasonic LX100 review for Underwater Video & Photo
Large sensor compact, the Panasonic LX100 is excellent for underwater photography.
Sony A7R II Review for Underwater
Sony A7R II review for shooting underwater. Best lenses, camera comparisons and underwater images.

In Focus Blog Posts

Best Cameras for Underwater Photography & Video 10 Ideas For the holidays of 2015 By Scott Gie...
The biggest drawback to using fiber optic cables on the mirrorless and compact cameras is often the ...
Wide angle compositions are often the hardest to nail perfectly. During the SoCal Shootout participa...
Shooting Portraits underwater can be especially challenging as most subjects like fish are moving co...


Beautiful Reefs and Marine Life in Cozumel
Dec 5 - 12, 2015
An amazing budget friendly trip to Cozumel, all inclusive at a great resort with lots of diving scheduled - lead by Adam Gibson
Farnworth Banks, backside of Catalina - Dec 5th, 2015
Dec 5, 2015
Farnsworth banks is one of Califorina's top dive sites
February 21-28, 2016
3 days cenotes, 3 days sailfish for the ultimate wide-angle photo workshop
March 15 - 26, 2016
Some of the best diving in the world on a sleek boat with a max of 16 divers!
April 21st - May 11th, 2016
Heaven for Macro photographers with Bluewater Photo owner Scott Gietler

 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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