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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!

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Advice from owner and Underwater Photography Guide creator Scott Gietler, and the experienced photographers of the Bluewater Staff

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View our in-depth product review videos on all popular housings and cameras.

link SoCal Shootout September 12-14th!

Have you Entered the SoCal Shootout yet? Over $14,000 in Prizes. Shoot anywhere in SoCal September 12-14th. FULL DETAILS.


Sony A7 Review and Sony A7 underwater photos, Nauticam A7 housing review
A look at the new Sony A7 camera and Nauticam housing.
Guide to Shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M1
OM-D E-M1 settings, lenses and housings
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

  The Glasseye Snapper; Grumpy Loner of the Reef   The Glasseye Snapper (Heteropr...
  I just returned from the Philippines after being invited to join hosts Scott Gietler and M...
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The Ocean Artists Society has released their new film and e-zine on Manta Ray conservation, dubbed "...


SoCal Shootout Trip 2014
Sept 12-13th 2013
SoCal Shootout 2-Day Trip - Santa Barbara & Santa Cruz & Anacapa on the Peace
Anacapa Island on the Peace
July 27th
4 Excellent photo sites at Anacapa Island. Hoping for nudies, Black Sea Bass & Sea Lions
Aug 2 - Aug 9, 2014
Trip is full, waitlist only.
August 16th 2014
Catalina Island Black Sea Bass trip on the Pacific Star, 3 dives
September 20 - 27, 2014
Join this small group trip to the stunning Red Sea and save $500 per person!

 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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