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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!

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Aquatica Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review
Learn more about the excellent Aquatica Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Dema 2014 Underwater Photography Gear Coverage
Preview all the new gear displayed at DEMA 2014!
Holiday Gift Guide 2014
Need a gift for the underwater photographer on your list? Check out these ideas for any budget.

In Focus Blog Posts

We've been talking a lot about the fantastic video autofocus in the Canon 7D Mark II and the 70D, as...
I had the chance to shoot some underwater video with Bluewater's Canon 7D Mark II out at Farnsworth ...
Olympus created the M. Zuiko 12-50mm lens a few years back, which has been super popular for underwa...
Olympus' mirrorless cameras have become extremely popular over the past couple of years thanks to th...


Apr 6 - 15, 2015
Last minute - 26% off! 2 spots to Socorro on the Nautilus Explorer in a deluxe stateroom
Rigs & Wreck on the Pacific Star
May 17th, 2015
2 Oil Rigs Dives and One Olympic Wreck Dive Trip on the Pacific Star
June 13th, 2015
Free demo gear on our Catalina Demo Day, dSLRs + mirrorless
3 Day Channel Islands Photo Workshop
July 23-25th, 2015
Three Day photo workshop aboard the Conception liveaboard.
June 29 - July 10, 2015
French Polynesia - Best shark dive location on the planet! Timed for the amazing grouper spawning

 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