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Many Sea & Sea housings on sale for popular cameras through October 31st, 2019
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Special Sale on Sea & Sea Housings - Autumn, 2019

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Many Sea & Sea housings on sale for popular cameras through October 31st, 2019

Sea& Sea is having a huge sale on many of their most popular housings! The sale will last through October 31st, 2019. 

 

Sea & Sea housings are known for their top-of-the-industry quality aluminum designs. Their housings are generally smaller than the competition and very durable.

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Massive sale on all Kraken Lights this 4th of July!
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Kraken 4th of July Sale 2019

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Massive sale on all Kraken Lights this 4th of July!

This 4th of July, Kraken Sports is offering a 20% sale on all their lights! And it couldn't come at a more perfect time to start of the summer dive season. Kraken has a great assortment of lights for both the serious videographer and casual photographer at an excellent price point. In fact, Kraken is one of the most innovative light producers in the industry.

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Bluewater Photo has officially started selling Isotta – high quality, stylish, robust, and red underwater housings, ports, and accessories
By Nirupam Nigam

Isotta Underwater Housings

Nirupam Nigam
Bluewater Photo has officially started selling Isotta – high quality, stylish, robust, and red underwater housings, ports, and accessories

Bluewater Photo recently made the exciting announcement that it is officially selling Isotta underwater housings and other underwater accessories! Isotta is a family-owned company intent on making the highest-quality aluminum housings designed, manufactured, and tested in Italy. They are by no means newcomers to the industry, with four decades of experience manufacturing underwater photography equipment. Bluewater photo is calling Isotta the “Ferrari of the Sea” due to the signature red finish, high quality design, and robust materials. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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Reef ID Books releases Nudibranchs of the Coral Triangle field guide
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New Reef ID Book Released

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Reef ID Books releases Nudibranchs of the Coral Triangle field guide

Reef ID Books have announced the third book in the Critter Academy series, Nudibranchs of the Coral Triangle. The book joins popular field guides to Crustaceans and Reef Fishes . With more than 1400 images this full-color 146-page book presents 1000+ species nudibranchs that can be found and photographed in depths and regions accessible to recreational diving.

 

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On April 13th 2019, the Socorro Vortex sailed for the Socorro Archipelago, taking her first 14 guests to one of the most amazing dive destinations in the world.
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The Myth is Real: The Socorro Vortex is now Operating

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On April 13th 2019, the Socorro Vortex sailed for the Socorro Archipelago, taking her first 14 guests to one of the most amazing dive destinations in the world.

 M/V Socorro Vortex has sailed on her maiden voyage to Revillagigedo after over a year of being refitted into one of the best diving liveaboards out there. Much sweat, blood and work have gone into this project, one of the most ambitious individual projects the diving industry has seen so far. 

*Be sure to check out some of the first topside and underwater photos from the Socorro Vortex.

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Sigma’s new MC-21 Mount Converter and ART lenses open a new world of lenses to the Panasonic S1 and S1R
By Nirupam Nigam

More Lens Options for the Panasonic S Series

Nirupam Nigam
Sigma’s new MC-21 Mount Converter and ART lenses open a new world of lenses to the Panasonic S1 and S1R

It would seem that the L Mount lens alliance between Sigma, Leica, and Panasonic has already made bigger strides than competing manufactures, less than a year after their initial announcement. For anyone eyeing Panasonic’s flagship full-frame mirrorless S series – the S1 and the S1R – it might just be time to take the leap. Sigma’s introduction of the MC-21 converters for Sigma SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to L mount bodies introduces dozens of additional lenses that can be used with L-mount cameras.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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Nikon responds to user feedback with firmware updates for the Z6/Z7 scheduled for May 2019
By Nirupam Nigam

Nikon Z Series Autofocus Firmware Updates

Nirupam Nigam
Nikon responds to user feedback with firmware updates for the Z6/Z7 scheduled for May 2019

The Nikon Z6/Z7 is Nikon’s flagship camera of the decade. It’s their first set of full-frame mirrorless systems, and the first systems compatible with the new Z-mount. So Nikon was understandably consciences when it came to complaints about the Z6/Z7 – especially concerning the autofocus.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

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Exciting new features for underwater photographers shooting the Sony A7R III/A7 III or Sony A9
By Nirupam Nigam

Sony A7R III and A9 Firmware Updates for 2019

Nirupam Nigam
Exciting new features for underwater photographers shooting the Sony A7R III/A7 III or Sony A9

There is no doubt that the Sony A7R III and the Sony A9 are two of the world’s most popular cameras for underwater photography. Likewise, many underwater photographers are bound to be excited by the news of multiple firmware updates in 2019. These updates will introduce new capability to both systems.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

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IG Contest: Win a Trip on the Solomons PNG Master!

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One lucky diver will win a 7 night trip aboard the Solomons PNG Master!

Trip valued at $3,995!

Compete in our Instagram competition for a chance to win! 

All you need to do is:

- Follow @bluewaterphototravel and @uwphotographyguide

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The best new underwater photography gear from the DEMA tradeshow 2018
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What's in Store for 2019: DEMA Highlights

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The best new underwater photography gear from the DEMA tradeshow 2018

This year the DEMA tradeshow came back to Las Vegas, NV, and featured dive industry (and underwater imaging companies) presenting their latest and greatest products. 

We covered the DEMA news along with Bluewater Photo to give you an inside look at new lights, housing, and other awesome underwater gear coming out this next year!

 

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