What housing do you use for your camera and why?
Caribbean Reef SharkA Caribbean reef shark patrols a colourful coral bommie. I couldn't get over the clarity of the water on this dive, I was around 26m deep when I took this shot and it looks like you could just reach out and touch the surface!!
Good water housings are always come in 2 parts; the main housing body that the camera body sits in and the lens port (short for portal) that houses the lens.
The brand of housing I use is an Aquatica.
Aquatica housings are built like bricks, they are made out of marine aluminium and they have to be. This is very important as gear gets unavoidably bashed around in marine environments; there is no getting away from that. Climbing in and out of boats, scrambling though rocks, getting tossed about in the ocean, sun exposure and sometimes extreme temperature change are all par for the course.
In addition to this, coming from an engineering manufacturing background, I have started to design and build my own camera water housings and lens ports. This allows me to customise my gear to my personal preferences.
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