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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 2017


Coming soon: Aquatica housing for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 camera.
Our housing for the GH5 camera will soon be available

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June 2017

Announcing the AE-M1 MKII housing

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Aquatica is happy to announce the AE-M1MKII housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII.

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March 2017
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Announcing the A6500 housing

We are happy to announce that our housing for the Sony a6500 will start shipping April 1, 2017.

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January 2017
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Aquatica housing for the Olympus E-M1 Mark II

Our housing for the E-M1 MKII camera will soon be available.
Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for updates.

December 2016

Happy Holidays from Aquatica

We take this opportunity to wish you and your families Happy holidays and a properous and healthy 2017!

Please note that our offices will be closed starting December 26, 2016 and we will be back on January 4, 2017.Some of our manufaturing employees will be here to advance in parts. Stay safe!

A1DX MKII Price Drop

Lower pricing starting at $3,995.00 USD retail, including the complete surveyor kit with valve and pump!

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November 2016

Announcing the A5DMK IV

With very low R&D cost, we are pleased to announce a retail price of $2,795.00 USD. This will be by far the best aluminum housing option on the market.

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September 2016
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Jean-Charles Granjon with his trusty A7RII housing and French free diving champion Morgan Bourc'his as they film for Tudor Pelagos Swiss Watch in the Canary Islands. All of it was shot with the Aquatica A7RII housing and the Canon 16-35mm zoom with metabones adapter. Watch a clip below:

If you like this, and we are sure you will, you can see more of his work on his website,

August 2016
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Aquatica is happy to announce the new A6300 housing for the Sony alpha a6300.

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June 2016
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Aquatica is proud to announce the new AD500 housing for the long awaited and impressive Nikon D500. Please read on for a more detailed look at this housing.

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It is with great pleasure that Aquatica is introducing the Aquatica ACU which stands for Aquatica Close Up System. The ACU consolidates all close-up related component into a comprehensive macro photography system that can be tailored to your specic needs

For a complete description:

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April 2016
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Megapixel Monsters, comparing the Canon 5Dsr to the Sony A7Rmk2 for UW Photography!

Stewart Sy from SLS Photography, and one very talented photographer, has just completed an awesome dive trip in the Philippines, were he had the opportunity of diving with two of the most sought after cameras system for underwater photography on the market today in, using you guessed it, a pair of Aquatica housings and ports for them.

Aside from the stunning images he has brought back from this trip, he also offer plenty of useful insight into both camera systems, well worth reading, especially if you are looking at upgrading or getting a new system.


Tim Rock, a long standing member of the Aquatica family and Simon Pridmore have released a new guide book on Raja Ampat, Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Raja Ampat & Northeast Indonesia. The book features more than 100 diving and snorkeling sites throughout the region, 240 color images, travel advice and Indonesian diving terms. The latest release is volume 5.

Diving or snorkeling in Raja Ampat, or anywhere else in Northeast Indonesia, is a life affirming, bucket-list-topping experience! This region at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, abundantly rich in marine life, is proving to be a gift for divers that keeps on giving. Raja Ampat is the superstar destination, but other areas such as Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay and Southwest Halmahera are shining brightly too and acquiring similarly mythical status.

The book is available for purchase here.


March 2016


Check this beautiful short documentary, filmed by Aquatica gallery member Nathalie Lasselin, called One Big Breath. It is on Philippe Beauchamp, a former Champion freediver, and his relation with shark. Beautiful images and a beautiful message.

February 2016

Fabrice Guérin & Damien Mauric, both accomplished underwater photographer using our Aquatica housings have just returned from Norway with epic images: Fabrice with a gorgeous image of a humpback whale ploughing through a school of herrings, and Damien with an outstanding and moody picture of a family of Orcas crossing path with a humpback whale and its calf. To read their stories follow this link for Fabrice and this one for Damien.

These two images are a testament of perseverance, preparedness and of a thorough knowledge of one’s imaging equipment, so when luck does comes into play, things fall into place smoothly and without hesitation. Aquatica is proud to have these two individuals in its family of underwater imagers, it is also, given the dire condition encountered, a great testimonial to the ergonomics and robustness of our underwater housings. 

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Review of the Sony a7R II in Aquatica Housing

Joe Platko, from Monterey tested our A7r II housing and the Sony a7R II camera for Digital Photo Guide (aka DPG), his insights and conclusion are worth reading about, the camera and housing where supplied by our local Monterey underwater photography specialist and Aquatica dealer, Backscatter.

Read the review »

Great introductory special for the Aquatica A7r II housing!

With the purchase of any Aquatica A7r II housing combination, add one TLC # 77514 Delta 3 strobe arm and get a second one free. Contact your preferred Aquatica dealer to take advantage of this great offer. Delta 3 strobe arms are the latest evolution in strobe arm technology, lightweight, robust, with totally redesigned ergonomic knobs featuring finer threads for more accurate tensioning. The Delta 3 strobe arm # 77514 offer a maximum of flexibility with its three rotation joints, it can be stretched out 18” on each side of the housing for wide angle, or tucked in for ultra-tight macro lighting situations.

The Aquatica A7r II is the most advanced housing for the Sony A7r II and A7s II cameras on the market, aside from unparalleled access to the camera controls, including being the only housing accessing the rear rotary dial, it offers a flexible strobe connectivity, compact design and one of the largest selection of ports and accessories in its class.

The Aquatica A7r II is already priced super competitively on its own! This offer makes it an even better deal. It's simple, just do the math! It’s the best deal in its class!

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January 2016

Kelli Dickinson of Bluewater Photo just sent us this awesome review she posted of our brand new A7RII housing for the sony A7RII. One of the great things on this housing is how many buttons are customizable and she does a great job of going in to detail about that. Check it out!



Our man on the go, Jean Bruneau, just returned from the Paris dive show where he gave Photo Denfert, which is one of Aquatica preferred dealers in Europe, a helping hand for the show duration. As is always the case at this Paris event, it was packed solid with people, and the ambiance was great as is expected from such an enthusiastic group of divers.

It’s always a great opportunity to feel the pulse of underwater photography, and catch up with some of France top shooters, it also became clear that the Sony A7r II and its Aquatica housing will be the housing in demand this year. So the show is already over, and Aquatica is already looking at the calendar for next year’s edition of the event!

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Thibault Depardon, an accomplished underwater photographer from France just sent us those beautiful images of his buddy divers from the GUE project taken in the Cabouy cave system  located in France, to see more of his work, follow him on Instagram.

Aquatica has become the favourite underwater imaging system of hard core technical and cave divers across this blue planet, mainly because the ruggedness of their housing is legendary and their ergonomics which are easily accessible and straightforward, these being key features when dressed in a full dry suit with cold water gloves.



The new Mini Macro Port is now shipping!
Click here to learn about this exciting new product.

December 2015


Larry Cohen sent us some beautiful images of seals frolicking in the water of La Paz, taken with is Aquatica housing for the Micro 4/3 Olympus camera. The Micro 4/3 format is the real deal, with an outstanding choices of optics, a compact size, that is ideal for travelling, and affordable price range, this line of camera housings makes it definitely a popular choice for travelling. This underwater housing kit may be small, but the images are big on quality!

To visit Larry's website, click here.

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Groundbreaking Long HD Video Recording

Eiko Jones, a creative wildlife photographer, has pushed the boundary of recording time with our Aquatica AD800 housing, upward of 10 hours!!!

Check out his blog for a description of how he managed this feat.


November 2015


Dan Bolt, an accomplished underwater photographer based in the UK, sent us a field report of the Aquatica AE-M1 housing Micro 4/3 Olympus system that he did for the Underwater Photography magazine Issue # 85. To see the report click here.

To know more about the Aquatica AE-M1 housing and other Mirrorless housing, click here.



The new Aquatica A7r II housing, introduced at the 2015 DEMA show in Orlando is now in production, dedicated to the Sony a7R II & a7S II cameras, this marvel of engineering offers the most comprehensive set of controls of any housings on the market. Supported by a comprehensive system of ports and accessories, made of sturdy corrosion resistant aluminum, anodized and powder coated for added protection, the Aquatica A7r II housing is by far the best choice for your underwater imaging needs.

To find out more, click here.

October 2015


Good news for professional Canon users! Aquatica has an inventory surplus of A1Dcx housings for the Canon 1Dc and 1Dx.

Not only is the new price reduced from $ 4,599 USD to an appealing $ 3,599 USD, but the housing comes equipped with the Surveyor vacuum monitoring system, a $ 349 USD value, and a onetime free factory maintenance service on the housing, a value of $ 375 USD.

Contact you preferred Aquatica dealer or email for availability. Please note that this offer is valid while supplies last. For more info on the A1Dcx housing, click here.

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Things are starting to take shape. The A7r II housing is ready for assembly of its controls, as is the case with all Aquatica housings being assembled. Fitting will be done one housing at a time, using a Sony a7R II camera and lenses for this purpose.


Aquatica is operating at full steam on the A7r II housing project. Here is a peak of the machining steps involved, prototype housings are already back from the paint shop, ready to be labelled and assembled, then it’s ready to hit the water for some field testing.

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September 2015

Long-time Bonaire Visitor, Alan Zale, Places Again With His Bonaire Photography

Long-time Aquatica user and Bonaire visitor, Alan Zale, is making the Bonaire Insider Newspaper headline with his shot of a Spotted Cleaner Shrimp. The photo was shot with a Nikon D200 and Nikkor 105mm lens in an Aquatica AD200 underwater housing, lighting was from a pair of venerable Nikonos SB-105 strobes.

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Congratulation to Gilad Kavalerchik for is award winning shot in the sport photography category of the FIPCOM (Fujaïrah International Photojournalism Competition). The photograph was taken using a Aquatica A5D Mk III during a triathlon competition in Eilat (city) Israel in the Red Sea while free diving.

To learn more about the contest, please visit FIPCOM.

To see more of Gild’s work, please visit his website.

Update on the upcoming Aquatica A7R II housing for the Sony A7r II

Our engineering team is hard at work designing a new housing for this incredible mirrorless camera, which features a 42mp full frame CMOS revolutionary sensor & 4K 30p video capability.

This camera takes advantage of broadened lens selection, and this Aquatica housing was designed, from the onset, to use our larger DSLR ports selection. Why? For one, smaller bayonet opening are notorious in restricting the range of useful lenses that can be used. This camera has an extremely high performance 7952 x 5304 resolution sensor, and it can access a large selection of professional grade optics, including extremely wide angle lenses, some being fairly large in size, from various manufacturers.

So in order to extract the maximum optical performance of this combination, the use of wide radius hemispherical dome port is mandatory, our Aquatica DSLR ports selection is well established and is recognized by professional around the world for their optical performances. They are designed for extracting the maximum performances of full frame lenses, such as those used with today’s high resolution digital cameras.

Check our Facebook page or website news sections for updates on the progress of this trendsetter housing or contact to be added to the mailing list.

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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.