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Nikon D500 Review & Underwater Housings
A look at the underwater photo & video capabilities of the D500, along with lenses & housings
Review of the top three snoot options for underwater photography
Get creative with your underwater photography by using a snoot. Find out which one best suits your needs with this snoot review, including the Reefnet, 10Bar and Retra LSD snoots for underwater strobes.
Fix Aquavolt Mini 5000 Review for Underwater Videography
Incredibly bright underwater video light that's only the size of your hand! Read more about this great option for professionally lit underwater video.
Sony A6300 review
Sony A6300 Review with pros/cons, high ISO tests, underwater photos, housings, recommended lenses

In Focus Blog Posts

If you are a photographer who has decided to try your hand underwater you may start to feel that you...
  The Canon 7D Mark II is one of the top choices for underwater photographers.  I've used B...
The Canon 7D Mark II is a staple for underwater photography. A lightning-fast dual-pixel autofocus s...
The sense of being out in the middle of nowhere is strong during the crossing to the Archipelago Rev...


Solomon Islands Underwater Photography Workshops 2016 with Mark Strickland
Aug 23 - Sept 9, 2016
Photo Workshops on the Bilikiki with photo pro Mark Strickland, some of the most pristine & untouched coral reefs in the world
Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2016
Some of the best diving in the world on a sleek boat with a max of 16 divers!
Sept 24 - 29, 2016
Go face to face with the elusive great white shark, onboard the Nautilus Explorer!
SoCal Shootout 2 Day Trip
Sept 9-10th, 2016
SoCal Shootout 2-Day Trip - Santa Barbara & Santa Cruz & Anacapa on the Peace
Sept 2016
Join Brent Durand in Bali and/or Lembeh - Macro, Mantas, & Molas. Join for some or all dates

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