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Aquatica 5D Mark ii

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Aquatica is proud to announce its latest addition, the housing for the incredible Canon 5D Mark II, with 21 mega pixels and HD video this camera/housing combination will change the rules of underwater imaging. The Aquatica housing is equipped with a hydrophone to take full advantage of the Canon 5D Mk II potential. Machined from solid aluminum, treated and anodized to military specification, then painted with a robust weather and wear resistant finish, this addition to our already wide selection of housings will benefit from the same 300 ft. depth rating that set us apart from our competitors.

The 5D Mk II housing features easy access to the now vital video function controls while retaining its ease of operation for still imaging, it has the same mounting bayonet that will accept our existing accessories as well as ports, including our tack sharp Megadome, Aqua View finder and remote control cord, it is therefore in a position to address every aspect of this demanding activity that is underwater photography.


"My Aquatica 5D Mark II housing has not only shot my favorite video, it has more dives than most divers.  It's travelled the world with me, has been passed to others as a demo unit, strapped onto underwater scooters, and has even survived rental abuse at Backscatter.  It still looks and functions so well, we use it as a display model at trade shows.  Its construction and black crinkle paint seem impervious to the bumps, scrapes, and corrosive abuse of daily use."
— Berkley White /

"My Aquatica 5D Mk II housing has stood up to some rough treatment on transit to dive sites - being bumped down into caves on ropes and covered with limestone dust. Throughout all of this, the camera inside has stayed safe, dry and functional. There's no point in spending the money on equipment if you're too afraid to take it with you - my confidence in the Aquatica housing means I've been able to take advantage of great photographic opportunities in some inhospitable places."
— Liz Rogers /

"I have taken my Aquatica housings to depth of 135m/440ft using mixed gas Close Circuit Rebreather and in water temperature as low as 2C/35.6F. Even when using three fingers dry suit mitts and carrying all this technical dive gear on you, all the controls are fully accessible and smooth working. Diving regularly in such harsh environment is the reason I elected using Aquatica."
— Janne Suhonen, Photographer / /

"I consider Aquatica’s products the very definition of value. Neither the most nor least expensive available, their gear offers the underwater photographer the ergonomics and reliability he/she requires—at a price that is reasonable and fair. Their products are dependable enough for pros, but at prices within the reach of serious amateurs as well."
— Bruce Yates /



  • Bayonet Port: Positive bayonet mounting and locking mechanism leaves no doubt that your ports are secure in place and water tight. The bayonet system dome, macro ports and extension rings, offers the fastest access to lenses for rapid changing without having to remove the camera from the housing. This housing allows use of lenses from a 15mm fisheye lens to a 180mm macro lens. Tele-converter port extensions are also available.
  • Menus buttons have been angled 20 degrees and extended when needed for better ergonomic, knob are now grooved and knurled for optimum operation when wearing thick gloves
  • Built in hydrophone
  • Fingertip access to all camera menu and video controls includes On-Off, Live View mode, Record On/Off, Exposure Mode, bracketing, Meter positioning and focus control, AF-ON activation and Star button access as well as AF preferences. Access to all menu features include review, enlarge and delete, histogram and internal SLR preferences.
  • Lens release lever for easy lens changing through the front port with camera installed.
  • Compatible with our remote control grip.
  • Two additional bulkhead holes are supplied for potential access to other camera functions
  • The most critical aspect of underwater SLR photography is the viewing system. The Aquatica 5D Mk II uses a viewfinder that show the biggest and the brightest image possible in full frame viewing to your eye. An accessory Aqua View Finder is also available giving the user unparallel viewing of the camera's viewfinder for sharp focusing and exact composition.

  • Depth rating: 300 feet/90 meters
  • Precision machined from a single aluminum block. This light weight housing is fully anodized to military specifications and coated with robust wear resistant coating. All function labels are pad printing so they will not peel off or fade.
  • Accurately balanced ergonomic design - all controls including the video activating controls are within easy reach.
  • Excellent underwater balance.
  • Replaceable sacrificial anodes protect the housing from electrolysis.
  • Weight: 2.9 Kg / 6.4 Lbs
  • Dimension: (with grip attached) W 35cm x H 19.5cm x D14.5cm / W 13.78” x H 7.65” x D 5.72”
  • Dimension (without grip) 23cm x H 19.5cm x D14.5cm / W 9.06” x H 7.65” x D 5.72”


  • Grips, (left and right hand)
  • Hexagonal head bolts (quant.:2)
  • Hexagonal (Allen) key
  • Owner manual
  • Spare main O-ring
  • Container of O-ring lubricant


The recommended servicing procedures of the products are outlined in the manuals supplied with the product. The outside of the housings and the accessories should be rinsed in fresh water after every dive. The handles should be removed after use otherwise if they remain attached to the housing for any length of time they may bind to the housing and be extremely difficult to remove. We suggest that the main O rings be lubricated regularly and all of the O rings be checked annually.


Extension Ring with focusing knob for the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 (NEW)

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Extension Ring with focusing knob for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II (NEW)

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Subal (old smaller type) port to Aquatica Housing adapter (NEW)
Sea & Sea port to Aquatica Housing adapter (NEW)

Underwater remote trigger for Canon 1Ds Mk III, 1D Mk IV, 5D Mk II & 7D (extra bulkhead included)

Replacement anodes (two complete set) for all Aquatica digital housing

* except D2x housing
Protective body cap: for all Aquatica bayonet style housing
Conversion spring kit for 425ft/130 meters rating
Aqua LED 800 Video & Focus Light   18829
Maintenance kit for Aquatica Canon 5D Mk II & 7D Canon / Nikon D700 & D300s Housings.

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Aquatica Aqua View 180 Finder

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Valve and pump to create vacuum inside the housing in order to validate its sealing capability, to be used with housing already equipped with vacuum sensor circuitry


Aquatica Aqua View 45 Finder

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