Best Underwater Cameras of 2015

View our guides to the Best compact cameras, Best mirrorless cameras, Best dSLRs of 2015. A must read when picking a  new camera!

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Aquatica Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review
Learn more about the excellent Aquatica Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Dema 2014 Underwater Photography Gear Coverage
Preview all the new gear displayed at DEMA 2014!
Holiday Gift Guide 2014
Need a gift for the underwater photographer on your list? Check out these ideas for any budget.

In Focus Blog Posts

Olympus created the M. Zuiko 12-50mm lens a few years back, which has been super popular for underwa...
Olympus' mirrorless cameras have become extremely popular over the past couple of years thanks to th...
How is the diving where the mighty eastern Pacific Ocean meets the rich Sea of Cortez?  Excellent! ...
Recently I had the chance to jump in the water with the new Fantasea RX100 III housing. This afforda...


Anacapa / Santa Cruz Macro Trip
March 21st, 2015
4 excellent dives at great photo sites off Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands
Rigs & Wreck on the Pacific Star
May 17th, 2015
2 Oil Rigs Dives and One Olympic Wreck Dive Trip on the Pacific Star
3 Day Channel Islands Photo Workshop
July 23-25th, 2015
Three Day photo workshop aboard the Conception liveaboard.
Anacapa Island on the Peace
July 26th, 2015
4 Excellent photo sites at Anacapa Island. Hoping for nudies, Black Sea Bass & Sea Lions
Black Sea Bass Trip Aug 22nd
August 22nd, 2015
Catalina Island Black Sea Bass trip on the Pacific Star, 3 dives

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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

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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Check out our great products like the Recsea S100, Recsea G12, Sola 800,  Nauticam Sony Nex-5N, and many more.


Guide to shooting underwater with the Canon G16
iTorch Video Pro 7 Review
Photos from our Shark Trips
Sea & Sea Internal TTL Converter
New Sea & Sea Internal TTL Converter for DSLR Housings for underwater photography
Now in Stock - Nauticam GH3 Housing!
Nauticam Housing for Panasonic GH3 is now in stock
Ultralight Set Up Guide
An easy to understand guide to setting up your new Ultralight control system