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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 »


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.