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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

September 21st, 2022

There are some incredible deals available this season, with big savings on Cameras, Housing Packages, Lights and More! Look no further, here is a quick round up of all the great gifts for any budget for this holiday season!


Camera & Housing Bundles • Gifts Under $1000 • Gifts Under $500 • Gifts Under $300 •   Stocking Stuffers and Accessories


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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Bundle

This kit comes with everything you need to shoot the most popular mirrorless camera underwater. Camera with 14-42mm lens, PT-EP13 Housing, flat port and zoom gear.

If you are hunting for a new underwater camera and housing that is capable to take great underwater photos and videos, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera & Housing Bundle is an excellent choice! The camera is packed with outstanding features.  This is everything you need to take the setup underwater and shoot!

Olympus TG-5 Packages: 

Save big with the Olympus TG-5, the perfect entry level compact camera for the avid diver. Small and easy to use, with excellent quality images, 4K, and a great macro mode its a must have for some one wanting to get started shooting underwater.

Ikelite Canon Rebel SL-1 Camera, Housing and Tray:

If you are searching to change your old camera or downsizing from a large rig, this one is for you.  It includes everything you need to start taking pictures under water, even the camera and lens! Camera is small and compact yet you still get the speed & image quality.  It is as small as a mirrorless camera and features the speed of a DSLR camera.

Ikelite Canon Rebel SL1 Camera, Housing (DLM/C) and Tray Package - $1,499.00

Fantasea G7X Mark II Packages

Get one of the top rated compact cameras with a high quality polycarbonate housing. Sure to spoil any underwater photographer looking for something easy to use, easy to travel with and great quality! Add in a strobe package, or wet lens to really round out this system!


Check out our guides for the Best compact camerasBest mirrorless camerasBest dSLRs of 2017. Wow your favorite underwater photographers this year with one of these rigs.

Many compact camera housings cost less than $1000. Give someone the gift of underwater photography by buying them a new housing so they can take their compact camera underwater and start capturing amazing images.

Check out all compact camera housings here.

Give the Gift of Light! External strobes are a must for underwater photography and significantly improve the quality and range of images that the underwater photographer is able to capture. Pick one of these great packages to add to your favorite UW photographer's camera rig.

Retra Flash​: 

The newest, flashiest strobe on the market.Check out our mini review HERE - $825.00 

Available mid-December, Pre-Order your new Retra Flash today!


YS-D2 Strobe Package: The Sea & Sea YS-D2 is the top of the line strobe offering beautiful warm light and is perfect for all camera types. - $857.70

YS-01 Strobe Package: The little brother to the YS-D2, the YS-01 offers great power in a smaller package - perfect for any compact camera set up.  High end video lights are a perfect gift for the underwater videographer on your list. With higher lumen power, small sizes and wide beam angles these will literally light up their day! - $730.00

Symbiosis StrobesThese new strobes offer both a high quality, powerful strobe, with a built in true video light. Available in options of 2,000 or 4,000 lumens with strobe options of Guide Number 32 or 28, these strobes compete easily with the top options from Sea & Sea and Inon.

Kraken Lights:These high end video lights pack a punch with great lumen ratings. Get a true wide beam with 5,000 lumen for only $599 (Normally $699)!! Check out the 3,500 lumen for even less and the 10,000 lumen for just a bit more!




Kraken Universal Smartphone Housing with Depth Sensor 

This is our favorite smart phone housing because it’s compatible with both android and iphones, and made of durable, anodized aluminum. Vacuum System also included. $399.00


Ikelite Housings: There are great low cost housing and make a great gift. Available for just about every compact camera available, call us if you don't see the version you need!

YS-01 StrobeA strobe is a great addition to any underwater camera set up, allowing the photographer to gain better exposures and more vibrant colors. -   $429.95

Thinktank International Roller Bag: If a backpack isn't their style, get the travelling photographer this excellent bag which can easily fit a dSLR housing, strobes and a few ports. Customizeable padded dividers allows for creating the perfect bag for your system. 

Fantasea Housings: The Fantasea Housing for the Canon G7X Mark II and Sony RX100 IV & V are excellent gifts that won't break the bank! These polycarbonate housings are well made, and offer full camera controls.

GoPro Hero6 Black - The upgrade from the GoPro Hero 5, featuring a number of attractive features over its predecessor. - $499.99

Retra Snoot - The top of the line snoot for underwater shooting. It features an optical condenser instead of fiber optics for more reliability and more accurate aiming. $379.00

Kraken KRL-04 Wide Angle Lens - A very nice alternative to the UWL-04. The Kraken lens is similar sized but it is lighter and just as good, if not better, optically. Can be used on the Kraken phone housing, or any number of compact camera housings. 52mm thread. - $399.99



Light & Motion Sola 800 Photo: 

Insanely low new price! This small and stylish 800 lumen video / focus light is easy to control with three power levels and a magnetic switch. These lights are sealed so you never have to worry about checking the o-ring or flooding the light.  - On Sale! $239.99


Thinktank Camera Backpacks: A photographers dream, these travel backpacks offer padded, customizeable compartments capable of carrying a wide variety of camera gear. Perfect for the traveler, looking to transport camera or housing gear as a carryon. 

Sea & Sea YS-03 Strobe Kit: A perfect entry level strobe compatible with a variety of polycarbonate housings (contact us for compatibility). This strobe offers automatic TTL exposure. Includes, tray, arm & fiber optic cable. - $319.95

iTorch V10 Focus Light - Excellent focus light that can even be used for some video. Super compact and easy to use, a perfect addition for any camera rig, or for with GoPro cameras.- $119.95

Bluewater +7 Macro Lens - Great for any mirrorless or compact system, our +7 diopter offers excellent magnification while keeping the image sharp and clear. The perfect macro tool for underwater photography. Has 67mm threads, may require an adapter depending on the housing. - On Sale! $149.00

Kraken Universal Smart Phone Housing: Kraken's smart phone housing accommadates almost any iphone or android model and allows them to be taken underwater. Accessories like Kraken's KRL-04 Wet Lens can be added for upgraded versatility.- $299.00

Kraken Sports Ring Light 3000: The new, higher powered version of Kraken's popular ringlight. It has some new features like a strobe mode, blue light, red light, and is perfect for macro photography or macro video.- $349.00

Kraken Sports Ring Light 1000​: The original ringlight, featuring 1000 lumens at the brightest power setting. It's a great tool for macro shooters. - On Sale! $199.00

Nautilus Lifeline: Never take a trip to a remote destination without getting a Nautlius Lifeline. - $179.00


AO Cooler Bags: 

The best way to transport your gear on the boat, the AO Cooler Bag offers padded protection and is even waterproof inside, allowing you to fill it for a makeshift rinse bucket in a pinch! Get the 12 for a small compact camera, 24 for most mirrorless rigs and the 36 size for dSLRs. Available in three great colors. 

iDas Flip Adapter: A perfect macro tool, this adapter allows you to quickly flip the macro diopter on and off the front of the port. Works with 67mm threaded housings.  - $90.00

Beneath the Surface GoPro Multi Grip: If you're looking for a great GoPro gift, this small handle is a perfect addition to any GoPro rig. Easy to use, great for topside and underwater and it comes in a variety of colors! - $44.95

GoPro Mounts & Accessories: If looking for a GoPro gift, there are a ton of great accessories or GoPro mounts under $100 that make a perfect and useful addition to someone's GoPro camera set up. 


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Looking for a stocking stuffer, or something to add to a camera system, then check out one of these great accessories, perfect for just about any underwater camera rig. 


Stix Floats: 

These jumbo floats add buoyancy to the camera rig allowing for a more comfortable experience underwater. Compatible with ULCS, iDas and Nauticam arms.- $38.95 (For BTS arms use the BTS Float kit.- $49.95)

Balanzza Luggage Scale: - underwater photographers are always cringing at luggage weight when packing for a trip. Help make that process easy with this great travel luggage scale. - $24.95

Giotto Cleaning Kit: - a perfect little kit for your camera body. Keep lenses clean and free of debris. Even includes a mini rocket blower - perfect for o-rings and housing maintenance.  - $24.99

Giotto's Rocket Air Blower: Perfect for clearing water from inside buttons, and clearing sand / hair from the o-ring area, this tool makes a perfect stocking stuffer or small gift. - $16.99

Cetacea Cloth Coil Lanyard: - never lose your camera gear when using this accessory to keep your expensive rig secured to your BCD in case of a moment when both hands are required. - $29.95

O-rings, Desiccants, batteries and more! While they don't make exciting gifts, all underwater photographers can always use a spare set of AA batteries for a strobe, or an extra o-ring for their housing. Simple small items for rounding off a nice gift can be found under the Accessories menu. 



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