Best Underwater Cameras of 2016

View our guides to the Best compact cameras, Best mirrorless cameras, Best dSLRs of 2016. A must read when picking a new camera!

link 75 Best Photos from 2015

The winners of the 5th annual Ocean Art Photo Competition have been announced, see 75 of the best underwater photos in the world!

link Epic Galapagos Trip Report

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Sony A6300 review
Sony A6300 Review
Panasonic GX8 Review for Underwater Photography
Underwater review of the Panasonic GX8 the first 20 MP micro four thirds camera with 4k video recording.
Nauticam WWL-1 Wet Wide Lens Review and Underwater Tests
In water angle of view tests and review of the Nauticam Wet Wide Lens.
Nikon D500 review underwater housings & photography
Nikon D500 - thoughts on upgrading, best underwater housings and best lenses

In Focus Blog Posts

Having taught many underwater photo workshops, I see many budding underwater photographers practicin...
I did 5 amazing wide-angle underwater photography dives at Verde Island in late April 2016. Verde...
  By Brent Durand The Sony Mark II mirrorless camera series (a7 II, a7R II and a7S II) ha...
  The cenotes of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico, are famous world-wide for their unique caver...


April 21st - May 11th, 2016
Heaven for Macro photographers with Bluewater Photo owner Scott Gietler
May & June 2016
10 nights on the luxury Galapagos Master, 50% more dives, peak Iguana / hammerhead time
Atlantic spotted dolphins swim by in Bimini. Photo: Ron Watkins
June 18-25 2016
Bimini Bahamas underwater photo trip for spotted dolphins, sharks, & stingrays with Brent Durand
July 9 - 16, 2016
Amazing diving with whale sharks, sea lions and more!
July 30 - Aug 6, 2016
Amazing diving with whale sharks, sea lions and more!

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