New Seahorn Snoot for Underwater Strobes

By Scott Gietler

It's Happy Snooting time! Time to stand out from the millions of straight forward underwater photos, time to be unique and creative with strobe lighting techniques.

Seahorn snoots are proudly made in Malaysia and are available for almost any strobes! Designed by an actual underwater photographer cum musician ( horn player in symphony orchestra !) , it's function is to diffuse your strobe light to a significantly smaller area, hence creating various interesting lighting macro effects. Various attachments with different diameter openings are provided.

Manual settings and built-in focus light are recommended when using the snoot, trial and error method applies to find the correct exposure, angle and amount of light emission onto the subject. Three attachments are included for various beam angle and are interchangeable underwater. Simple and secure velcro attachment to the strobe enables the user to adjust and fine tune the position of the tube attachments. All strobe control buttons and functions are available with the snoot attached.

The snoot and all attachments are in inconspicuous black color to enable closer approach to shy marine animals. Carabiner snap hook doubles as snoot carrier on the BCD and securing to camera arm system. Attachments come in a soft mesh, draw string bag with carabiner snap as well, all to a very attractive retail price!


Seahorn Snoot for Underwater Strobes


A closer look to these wonderful snoots


Seahorn snoot can be used on land as well, not only for photography but also as a signal horn, provided you can buzz your lips through the small tube! ( similar to a trumpet/horn player ) If you happened to be a brass player, a standard trombone or euphonium mouthpiece fits into the super macro attachment! It's perfectly tuned to the natural harmonics of "C"!

Patience, creativity and repetitive trials with the Seahorn snoot may result in those award winning, killer shots that you're looking for!


Seahorn Snoot for Underwater Strobes


Seahorn Snoots Models



Material: Aluminium, PVC, Neoprene
Weight : 242 gram dry ( with all attachments )

Measurement length( size M) :
14cm without attachment,
15.5cm with honeycomb attachment ( inner diameter 5.5cm )
21cm with macro attachment ( inner diameter 2cm )
29cm with super macro attachment ( inner diameter 1.5cm )

Available in 4 sizes:

L: Ikelite DS-200, Patima SB-900, EX-520 housings, Sea&Sea YS-120/YS-350
M: Inon D- and Z- series, Ikelite DS-125,DS-160, DS-161, Fantasea Remora, Epoque ES-230DS, Subtronic Nova, Seacam Seaflash 150
S: Sea& Sea YS-90/ YS-110/YS-110a, Ikeite DS-50/ DS-51
XS: Inon S-2000, Sea& Sea YS-01/YS-02, Ikelite DS-50/DS-51, Epoque EX-150DS

Strobes not listed please enquire, we'll make them for you.

Dealer enquiries are welcomed.

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Further Reading:

Underwater Snoot Photography 101


Scott Gietler is the owner of Bluewater Photo, Bluewater Travel, and the Underwater Photography Guide. Bluewater Photo, based in Santa Monica, CA is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious underwater camera stores, serving many thousands of customers each year, where nothing is more important than customer service. The Underwater Photography Guide is the world’s first website to feature free tutorials on underwater photography, and has become the most trafficked resource on underwater photography worldwide. Bluewater Travel is a full-service dive travel wholesaler sending groups and individuals on the world’s best dive vacations. 

Scott is also an avid diver, underwater photographer, and budding marine biologist, having created the online guide to the underwater flora and fauna of Southern California. He is the past vice-president of the Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society, has volunteered extensively at the Santa Monica aquarium, and is the creator of the Ocean Art underwater photo competition, one of the largest underwater international photo competitions ever held in terms of value of prizes. He lives in California with his wife, newborn girl and scuba-diving, photo taking 4 year old son.


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