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!

link Enter the 2014 Ocean Art Contest

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.

link Win a Fiji Liveaboard Trip

Win an amazing $4,000 trip on the great Fiji Siren liveaboard! Enter our free raffle.

link Bluewater Social Night

Join us Nov 12th @ 6PM for our Monthly Social Night. Food, drinks, interesting talks and always great people! Read more about this month's event.


Guide to Shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M1
OM-D E-M1 settings, lenses and housings
Sony A7 Review and Sony A7 underwater photos, Nauticam A7 housing review
A look at the new Sony A7 camera and Nauticam housing.
Groupers - underwater photo with the Olympus E-M1 housing
Carolyn Wang discusses how the E-M1 improved her shooting over the RX-100
Sony A5000 review for underwater photography - upgrading from a compact underwat
Sony A5000 review- upgrading from a Canon G10

In Focus Blog Posts

Speaker: Brent DurandTopic 1: Avoiding excess baggage chargesTopic 2: Best resorts & dive locat...
Light & Motion recently announced their new Sola Trade In Program. If you have an old Sola light...
Polar Pro just announced a new version of the Switchblade, the popular underwater tool for GoPro Sho...
Ikelite officially released their new lighting system today. This system includes a brand new ball a...


Oils Rigs
Nov 16th, 2014
Oil Rigs dive trip on the Magician Dive Boat.
Catalina Island on the Magician
Dec 14th, 2014
Join us on the Magician for 3 great dives at Catalina Island
Oct 25th - Rigs & Wrecks on the Pacific Star - SOLD OUT
Oct 25th, 2014
Rigs and Wreck Dive Trip on the Pacific Star, Saturday Oct 25th
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.

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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

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