ABOUT AQUATICA > HOW IT'S MADE
As underwater photographers, it could be argued,
that our camera housings are our most precious tool. If the housing
fails, then the rest of the equipment goes down with it. Cameras,
just like all electronics, were not designed to go into saltwater.
However, at some point, someone decided it would be a good idea to
take a camera underwater and a simple make-shift housing was created.
Since that day, housings have become very complex, allowing us to
take our cameras down hundreds of feet underwater and create our
Given how important a tool the underwater housing
is, it makes sense that all underwater photographers should understand
how they are created.
Therefore, we present to you, "The Making
Of A Housing," a 5-part series of articles which offers a behind
the scenes tour of how an Aquatica housing is made, start to finish,
written by Aquatica's Technical Adviser, Jean Bruneau. Jean
is the Technical Adviser for Aquatica and has been associated with
them as far back as 1990. Aside from being an active underwater
photographer, Jean as been writing technical articles on the subject
of photography since the mid 80’s.
Part 2: Machining
Part 3: Treating
Part 4: Painting and Labeling
Part 5: Assembly and Testing
To see the article in its original
format, first published
on Dive Photo Guide website, please click