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 10 Amazing Liveaboard Trips for 2016

Join us on incredible liveaboard trips to Galapagos, Raja Ampat, Cuba, French Polynesia & more for a trip of a lifetime - full details here

link SoCal Shootout September 18-20th!

Registration is OPEN for the 5th Annual SoCal Shootout. Don't miss out, more than $20,000 in prizes available. FULL DETAILS.

link Pool classes now available

Join one of our monthly pool classes, and get a free pool class with a purchase of a new setup. Full details here


Sola Light & Motion Video Light Sale
Sale on Sola Video & Dive lights, from GoPro sets to 8,000 lumen lights
Who should use the Sony 90mm macro lens, how and why
Canon G7X Fantasea review
Overview of the Fantasea housing for Canon G7X camera.
Canon G7X Wet Lens Tests
Find out which wet wide angle lenses work best with the different Canon G7X housing options, including photos.

In Focus Blog Posts

Northern California is known for a wild and rugged coastline, and while the diving may not be for ev...
The I-Torch V10 light is now available at Bluewater Photo. I've been waiting for this light since a ...
Now that megapixels are back, the full-frame 40 megapixel Sony a7R II mirrorless camera is getting a...
Welcome to the Sea of Cortez. Dubbed by Jacques Cousteau as the “World’s Aquarium” this living...


SoCal Shootout Trip 2015
Sept 18-19th 2015
SoCal Shootout 2-Day Trip - Santa Barbara & Santa Cruz & Anacapa on the Peace
Sept 20 - 27, 2015
Whale sharks, best sea lion action ever, huge bait balls
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
Anilao underwater photo workshop December 2015
Dec 6 - 13, 2015
One of our favorite dive destinations in the world, awesome macro, great resort - led by Vijay Raman
Feb 15 - 27, 2016
Thresher sharks, whale sharks, baitballs and amazing macro led by photo pro Ron Watkins

 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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