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!

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Once in a lifetime deal on an E-M1 housing, camera and lens bundle for $1,699

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TTL Converter and Flash Triggers Guide
Information on the different TTL Converters and Flash Triggers Available.
Find out why Anilao, Philippines is an amazing place for your underwater photography
iTorch Symbiosis Strobe Review
First strobe ever to combine a powerful video light with a high-end strobe light. Find out what other great features this light has.
Nikon D500 Review & Underwater Housings
A look at the underwater photo & video capabilities of the D500, along with lenses & housings

In Focus Blog Posts

Diving in the Galapagos isn’t for the faint of heart. From the heart pounding surge and currents a...
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...


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! One spot left for a SUPER DISCOUNT, contact us for details
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

 Welcome to Bluewater Photo & Video

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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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