I own Seattle's underwater camera store, Optical Ocean Sales. We're a dealer for all major brands. We dive and sell underwater cameras, housings, trays, arms, strobes, and other underwater photography products. I have more than 1300 dives in 10 countries around the world and lead dive trips at least twice a year.
Ronald (sageman) Love the Ocean, and all the life in it. HATE Shark Finning. PADI Master Scuba Diver
Grier Wimmer (gwimmer) PADI Master Scuba Diver
Pete (goddard60) PADI Master Scuba Diver
Dr. Hans J. Poessel (bartmaniac) On the Way to Pro PADI Master Scuba Diver
Michael Andry (micrayand) PADI Master Scuba Diver
Sebastian Sim (SebastianSim) PADI Master Scuba Diver
Ellen Cuylaerts (EllenC) Ellen Cuylaerts relocated from Belgium to the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman in 2009. She studied history in Antwerp and got her master in modern history and education. She homeschools her 2 gifted teenagers and decided to take up scuba diving in June 2011. Soon she took up her childhood dream: photography. She decided to use the skills she learned to spread the awareness and contribute to the conservation and preservation of the fragile marine environment. PADI Master Scuba Diver
Kev (help) PADI Dive Master (472160) PADI Divemaster
Luis Guillermo Palacios Giraldo (BARRACUDA) I understand diving not as a purely recreational activity but as a chance to study and therefore conserve the marine habitat. PADI Divemaster
Benny Stoors (dyknisse) I started diving in 1999, became a divemaster in 2003 and I worked in Sharm El Sheikh for 2 winter seasons. I've always been interested in photography but it was only in 2006 that I started with underwater photography. I'm currently using a Leo II Easydive housing and I'm experimenting with different lenses - from fisheye to macro - and techniques. PADI Divemaster
Raja Ampat in Indonesia, has always held a lot of fascination for me. Customers on their way there, or just back, were awestruck by the area. “Best in the diving in the world!” they’d say, but having dove for many years, I’ve heard that before…
Five NEW FREE Handbooks join our Basics of Better UW Photography Series, and are now in the Optical Ocean Sales Education Resource Center. These downloadable Acrobat files are easy-to-read with lots of photos and illustrations to help you gain basic skills and understanding of their subjects.
Fourteen underwater photographers joined on an expedition to the Rock Islands of Palau in late November of 2013. After a long flight, they joined onboard the Palau Aggressor liveaboard on an extended, 10 day cruise.
There are several components that go into a lighting system. Here's a description of each and how they work together to make one awesome lighting system!
What's right for you? That might seem like a silly question, but it is not always obvious to people what factors are involved in determining how much lighting they need.
A review of the Nauticam NA-A7/ Sony A7 in the Sea of Cortez.