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Welcome to Aquatica

AQUATICA manufactures an extensive line of underwater housings for today’s finest digital cameras. The company also manufactures the world renowned Technical Lighting Control (TLC) strobe arms, trays and accessories. AQUATICA and TLC are the brands preferred by some of the top professional underwater photographers and are well known for their optical quality and superior level of craftsmanship.

Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, AQUATICA was founded in 1982, and with expertise acquired over more than 25 years in the industry, has gained a worldwide reputation as a leader and innovator in the field of underwater photography.

Aquatica is the official supplier for the two largest fleets of liveaboards in the world. Learn More »


July 2015

Jill Heinerth

Jill Heinerth, one of our favorite underwater photographer and extensive user of our Aquatica housings, just finished a stint in Newfoundland, shooting and diving Icebergs, world war two wreck sunk by Nazi U-Boat, and among other things, a feature for television on Bell’s island submerged iron ore mine. She is now on assignment in Scotland and we can’t wait to get our eyes on what she has been up to over there.

To see more of Jill’s work, check our Aquatica shooter gallery and her website.

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Here are a few shots from the latest batch of TLC Delta 3 knob and clamps, just fresh off the machine and ready for the next step, finally we can catch up to the backlog of orders on these popular Delta 3 clamps!

To learn more, click here.

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May 2015

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Aquatica housing for the Canon 5Ds, 5Dsr & 5D Mk III is being introduced!

The Aquatica Team is proud to introduce to you the new Aquatica A5Dsr housing for the upcoming Canon 5Ds, 5Dsr and the existing 5D Mk III. Scheduled for shipping around July 1st.

Please read the Press Release for more information.

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AD7100 and the Nikon D7200

Aquatica is pleased to confirm that the existing AD7100 housing will accept the Nikon D7200 camera without any modification whatsoever, furthermore, given that the existing design is still one of the lightest, and that it has all the functionality, including access to the Fn button, a feature initially introduced in 2012 by Aquatica on its housings for Nikon camera, for a look at the full press release click here.

Please read the Press Release for more information.

January 2015

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Stewart Sy of SLS Photo will be attending the annual Diver Weekends at the Vancouver Aquarium on January 17 and 18th.
To learn more about the event, click here.
December 2014
Exciting collaboration between Aquatica and Ikelite
Ikelite and Aquatica, two of the longest established housing manufacturers in the world and both proudly based in North America, share a long-term mutual respect and reputation for manufacturing high-quality underwater photographic equipment. It is with great pleasure that we announce that Ikelite and Aquatica will be partnering to make Ikelite’s signature internal TTL circuitry available in Aquatica’s distinguished line of housings.

Please read the Press Release for more information.
October 2014

Nathalie Lasselin, a long time Aquatica and Amphibico users, is a professional director of photography and underwater camera operator for feature films, music video and various film production. Having learn her craft at the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) she has produced and directed documentaries who won numerous awards all over the world. She shares her love and curiosity through films, articles, conferences and training. She is also a technical and full cave diving instructor.

Here is a write up on the aquatica AE-M1 4/3 Micro series housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and some images shot with it in Iceland:

"I’ve been passionate about the secrets and treasure under the surface. One of the most important nowadays is the ground water.  With Aqua Sub terra, we went to Iceland where we had a chance not only to dive in the clearest water but to drink  one of the purest water in the world, this water from the glacier is filtered through the rocks for decades before flowing between the world known as the Silfra fissure between the continents. I used the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera and the Aquatica Ae-M1 housing for the first time, I am always looking to travel light and efficient to be able to go through small passages. Being used to professional and big cameras, It was a tricky choice, but once you learn how the camera and lenses react, then you’re in business."

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September 2014

3,000 dives and still going strong, Scott Mudd’s Aquatica AD700 housing just rolled in for its annual checkup, a certified diver since 1987 and a dive instructor since 1995, Scott, after rolling off boats all over the world, is now a resident of the beautiful Big Island of Kona in Hawaii.

His Aquatica AD700 underwater housing has been immersed almost every day since he acquired it, and is a true testament to the ruggedness and reliability of our housings, with basic regular maintenance and a proper rinse after each dive, you can expect years of faithful service from them, even when submitted to the daily grind of thousands of hours in the harshness of the sea.

Scott had this to say about why he chose an Aquatica housing for his work; “I truly appreciate the Aquatica housings for their sturdiness and ergonomic design, and they are easy to carry and use underwater, thus increasing the odds of my getting the shot I want.”

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July 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aquatica AGH4 Preview:  4K cinematic for the consumers!

Buckle up, the future is here. Panasonic GH4 brings cinematic 4k video performance to your door step, with its Micro 4/3 lens mount, this camera benefits from a very large selection of lenses. In fact, an astounding array of lenses from Panasonic, Leica and Olympus, just to name a few, are offered in this lens mount. Add the fact that is has 4x times the resolution of HD, one can easily understand why the GH4 will stand out head and shoulder above its competitors. Video shot on Ultra HD 4K is razor sharp and needs to be experienced firsthand to be believed!

Recording video in Ultra HD at resolution of 3840 x 2160 in 30p/24p or 4096 x 2160 in 24p, compared to standard HD which is 1920 x 1080p, the 4k quadruples the standard HD resolution. It is also the only one in its league to record 4K 30p directly to a SD card, this is big news, since there will be no need for a bulky external drive!

To read the Press Release and to learn more, click here.
Version française disponible ici.

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Jack Connick, and the folks at Optical Ocean Sales, located in Seattle, took our new Aquatica AE-M1 housing for an impromptu test drive aboard a live cruise in the Sea of Cortez. This housing is designed for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro 4/3 camera and features a host of innovations in the housing design. Lightweight and quick to setup, the layout of the AE-M1 controls decisively makes it very easy to operate this housing underwater.

The field report is posted on their website. From what it looks like, not only did this housing save the day, it also left a lasting impression on the user, as can be read here:

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In today's Gainesville Sun, a story on Gene Page, who not only uses his Aquatica housings extensively underwater, but also on set, as a blimp when shooting stills for The Walking Dead.

Aquatica housings not only prevent water from entering, their primary function after all, but due to their hermetic nature, an Aquatica housing also suppress sound emanating from the camera to such a negligible level, that it makes them perfect for this type of application.

March 2014

A few weeks ago, Michel Braunstein, an accomplished professional underwater photographer, and a long time user of Aquatica, suggested to his friend, the singer Noa (Achinoam Nini) to organize a project of underwater images for her new album "Love Medicine". It turned out to be a great experience and he graciously wanted to share with you the way it happened. See the following behind the scenes clip.

He feel like it was a really great experience to be able to do this with this amazing woman who, even without any experience in scuba diving or free diving, managed to pose so professionally. As usual, behind every great images of this genre, this could not be have been achieved without the amazing and so professional team who worked with him on this project.

If you'd like to, you still have the chance for a few more days, to be part of Noa's new album "Love Medicine" and their photo project. To see more of Michel images, visit is web site

AQUATICA 5d Mk II housing used on a segment on Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet

The head of the production team of the Daily Planet, a television program on Discovery Channel Canada which features daily news, discussion and commentary on the scientific aspects of current events and discoveries, has recently used an Aquatica A5D Mk II housing on a segment for this highly successful televised show. Their first, and very conclusive, production segment can be seen here. Diego A. Garcia, producer of the show, has informed us that his Aquatica housing is likely to have a substantial work schedule in the future, so keep an eye out for future episode showcasing the underwater realm, there is a good chance it will be made with our trustworthy housing!

January 2014

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In collaboration with Samy’s Camera, Aquatica Digital is pleased to announce the release of their A1D-C/X housing, the latest in its fine line of precision crafted aluminum housings. Canon’s flagship 1D C and 1D X cameras are professional imaging tools with equally impressive still and video capabilities.  With customized controls, next generation lens gear system and uncompromised viewing, Aquatica’s new A1D-C/X housing puts the 1D X and 1D C into the hands of photographers shooting in the world’s most demanding underwater environments.

The housing is priced competitively at USD $4,599.95.

Please read the Press Release for more information.

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Aquatica Digital is pleased to announce the release of their AE-M1 housing, the latest in its fine line of precision crafted aluminum housings. This housing will incorporate all of the great features of our current DSLR line of housings, but in a much smaller and compact size.  Our designers and engineers have taken full advantage of our 5-Axis machines and have come up with what we feel is the best engineered and best looking aluminum housing on the market, and with its long tradition of making underwater housings, it also has a depth rating of 300 feet.

The housing is priced competitively at USD $1,699 and will be available in March 2014.

Please read the Press Release for more information.

Aquatica is currently featured in Diving Magazine, an international magazine based in China. The story is about the process of making an Aquatica underwater housing, and it takes the reader on a step by step journey of the whole manufacturing, assembling, testing and quality controls required in getting an Aquatica housing in the hands of an underwater photographer.

Images and text by Jean Bruneau, Technical Adviser for Aquatica, translated by Chloe Song and edited by Xing Hang, this publication was made possible with the invaluable assistance of our Aquatica dealer, ODE Sports Co.

To read the article, click here. For those not familiar with reading Chinese, this article is also available in English on our website at

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Aquatica Dewi Nusantara Expedition

Aquatica is pleased to announce that we have reserved an 11 night charter from March 28th to April 8th, 2015 on board the beautiful Dewi Nusantara ( We will be sailing from Sorong in Raja Ampat to Ambon. This will be a photographers dream, the best of both worlds all in one trip, wide angle and macro. Great wide angle in Raja Ampat and the famous muck diving of Ambon.

We will have demo Aquatica and Amphibico housings available for our guests to try out, as well as our Technical Advisors to assist during this 11 night trip. The final cost of the charter is not yet fully settled but we estimate it to be at around USD $6,000 per person based on 2 people sharing one cabin.

Spaces are limited, only 14! To secure your space or for more information, please email us at

NEW for 2014! Hidden Treasures, Guam's Marine Preserves - Second Edition
by Guam-based author TIM ROCK

More photos and more pages showcasing Guam and it's marine world. Introduction by National Geographic's David Doubilet. Inside this 236-page (20 more pages than the first edition, over 200 new photos) book find more than 440 full color images, maps, descriptions and insights into this special Pacific marine world. The small but scenic island of Guam in Western Micronesia is blessed with one of the world's richest coral reef marine environments. It thrives with more than 1000 fish species and over 400 kinds of hard and soft corals, 1,600 mollusk species and a dozen different marine mammals. 

The betterment of Guam's diverse underwater world has been the thrust behind a series of nature preserves set up around the island in the last decade. What these areas do is allow breeding stocks to prosper to make more fish and allow corals to grow without stress. In a far-sighted move, the island was studied and some small but very important areas were set aside to help replenish the reefs. They encompass small reef areas and bays from north to south. 

They are starting to ensure a resurgence of reef health on this diverse western Pacific gem. This Second Edition is a visual record of the Guam marine preserves by Lonely Planet author and Getty Lonely Planet Images photojournalist Tim Rock, who is a Guam resident. The preserves are now at an important stage in their young development. Enjoy this trip through the preserves. The book also features parks, conservation and historical sites and popular underwater venues found on tropical Guam.

All images in the book were taken using Aquatica housings and Ikelite strobes. This book is now available worldwide through Amazon.

December 2013

Aquatica user Joseph C. Dovola graced the page of Alert Diver this fall with a fine article on Newfoundland diving. Suffice to say that the water was numbingly cold, nothing new for his Aquatica housing, as these workhorses are born and bred in this type of environment. Joe is not only an excellent photographer, but an accomplished writer as well. His published material is always entertaining and this is no exception.

To see more of his work, visit his website at

To read the article, click here.

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Aquatica is a proud sponsor of the Divers’ Weekend at the Vancouver Aquarium. The event, now in its 15th year, will take place on January 18th  & 19th, 2014.

Certified divers receive 50% off admission just by showing their certification card.

Aquatica products will be on display at the SLS Photo stand for the duration of this weekend.

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As Seen in the Daily Mail in the UK

Octavio Aburto, on a recent expedition, was diving some murky Mexican waters when he came face to face with a crocodile. Now we all know that large predatory animals are bound to get your heartbeat rate up, and this was no exception to the rule. When most would see a good reason for scurrying to safety, Octavio, on the other hand, saw the opportunity of a life time and boldly went to work, making the best of this extraordinary situation and consequently, being rewarded by making the headline of the Daily Mail!

This trip, and its many outstanding images, was documented with his Aquatica AD700 and AD7000 housings. The following article tells the story of these incredible encounters and shows off this incredible imagery! Great work Octavio!

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Tim Rock, a Pacific based award-winning digital photographer and writer specializing in the ocean realm, has reviewed our Aquatica AD7100 housing for Wetpixel, a web forum dedicated to the advancement of underwater photography. Tim’s extensive experience, in documenting the underwater world for his journalistic work, made him the perfect candidate for field testing this Aquatica housing.

Tim Rock is one of our longest Aquatica Gallery members and most divers will have, at one point or another, come up across his published work in Lonely Planet guide books or diving magazines.

The Nikon D7100 is an improved and technologically updated camera that picks up where the, already impressive, bench marker D7000 from Nikon previously left.

The AD7100 Aquatica housing was designed to take full opportunity of the Nikon D7100 camera. The controls are positioned so has to be intuitive for the user. The attention to details, such as access to the Fn function, as originally initiated by Aquatica, and total control of the camera features, make this housing exceptionally well suited for underwater photography.

Tim, we are happy to report, was delighted with the housing and camera, as can be read in is field testing review.