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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 »


April 2014


Long time Aquatica shooter Marty Wolff, who is a recognized expert on whale photography and a resident of the Hawaiian Islands, just posted a new series of whales images on his website. Among them are some really innovative over and under images, all underwater images where shot with a Nikon D800 and its Aquatica AD800 housing.

Make sure to drop by his website for a visit, it’s worth it!

March 2014


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 added an Aquatica A5D Mk II housing to their production equipment list. Their first, and very conclusive, segment for the Daily Planet, can be seen here. Diego A. Garcia, the show segment Producer, has informed us that this Aquatica housing is likely to have a substantial work schedule in the future, so keep an eye out for future segments!

February 2014

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Along with its new line of housings for the Micro 4/3 series of Camera, Aquatica is proud to introduce the SW8 Port, specially designed to cover Super Wide Angle lenses such as the 114o FOV Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F/4 and the 100o FOV Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6.

The SW8 Port is priced competitively at retail USD $579 and will be available in March 2014.

Please read the Press Release for more information.

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.

November 2013


Congratulation to Aquatica users Gavin Ee, Mark Gray, Liz Rogers and Erjin Bao for their placements in the Australian Challenge UNDERWATER FESTIVAL 2013. To see the competition entries, please visit the official website of the photo competition.


Nathalie Lasselin, one the few specialist in underwater imagery in Quebec has, in the 17th edition of the REGARD festival, given us an insider’s look at her trade secrets, learn more about different types of equipments used and their constraints, while discovering the passionate aspect of underwater imagery.

Nathalie Lasselin, l'une des rares spécialistes du tournage sous d'eau au Québec vous dévoile, dans le cadre de la 17e édition du Festival REGARD festival, les secrets du métier. Apprenez en davantage sur les différents types d'équipements et les contraintes ainsi que ce qu'il y a de passionnant avec le tournage aquatique.


Aquatica, the only established manufacturer of aluminum DSLR housings in North America, announced today the release of the A70D housing for the Canon 70D. With over 30 years of experience, the A70D housing has been carefully designed and manufactures with the finest and latest technological innovations.  Aquatica’s deep engineering mastery has yielded once more a finely crafted underwater housing.

The housing is priced competitively at a price point of USD $2,699.00 and will be available January 2014.

Read the Press Release »