January 22, 2022 7 min read

What If You Want To Take Photos Underwater? Waterproof cameras are great for people that enjoy swimming, surfing, or snorkeling. They are also great for skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, rock climbers, fishermen, and people that enjoy other aquatic activities. The camera housing is designed to allow the camera to be used underwater without the camera being damaged. Waterproof camera housings come in all price ranges and will protect your camera from water, sand, salt, and dust. If you are new to using a waterproof camera, you will probably want to read about using one first.

Underwater Photography

Recently, many people have become interested in underwater photography. it is considered a kind of sports activity. This is because the different colors and textures of an underwater world fascinate people. Additionally, underwater photography can provide interesting angles of view for the shot.

One of the most important skills to have when someone is interested in underwater photography is the ability to stay calm. It is important that the photographer stays calm because it is often difficult to hold one's breath for long periods of time. It is also often difficult to dive down to the bottom of the ocean, where the best shots are found. This is because it can take extra time to swim downwards. For someone who wants to take underwater pictures, it's important to make sure that they have a waterproof camera.

underwater camera in the air

How to Choose Underwater Housing

In order to choose suitable underwater housing, you will need to consider a few factors. Firstly, if you're a camera owner, you will probably want waterproof housing that is of a suitable size for your equipment. Before choosing to house, it is also a good idea to check if the housing is appropriate for the conditions. In order to find out which condition is right, you will need to read the company's technical specifications for the housing. When researching the best housing for yourself, it is also recommended that you read through customer reviews from other users before purchasing the housing to make sure it is of good quality.

Canon Underwater Camera

Canon continues to produce new high-quality cameras for underwater photography, new cameras are even designed to be more resistant to water. Several of their older models are also available with waterproof housings, which are particularly helpful if you're new to photography. Canon has been in the underwater photography game for a long time, with a line of new, luxurious cameras specifically designed for underwater photography, as well as their older models which are also available with waterproof housing. An excellent choice for both novice photographers and professionals.

Sony Underwater Camera

Why get a Sony Underwater Camera? The Sony underwater camera is a special camera that is designed specifically for the underwater environment. These cameras have a water-resistant casing and a lens that can withstand being submerged in water. With this underwater camera, you can take a digital photograph or a video of a fish or a coral reef. Some models of these cameras can also take a photograph or video up to a depth of five meters below the surface of the water. After the camera has been submerged for a certain amount of time, it needs to be taken out of the water and dried off before it is ready for use again

underwater shot of diver with camera

The Difference Between Underwater Cases and Housing

In this article, I will be going over the difference between underwater cases and housing. The whole point of an underwater case or housing is to provide waterproof and shock-proof protection for your camera. There are a couple of different shapes and sizes that these products come in.

Some differences between underwater cases and housing. Underwater Cases are mostly made of strong plastic, although some are made of metal. Cases are usually either waterproof, splashproof, or both. Cases are best for cheaper point-and-shoot cameras.

Cases are also used by scuba divers who want to protect their cameras while they are underwater. Housing is mostly made of metal. They are usually waterproof without having to press any buttons. Housings are more expensive than cases. They are best for professional cameras with special lenses.

Some of the most popular underwater cases and housings can include: The most popular underwater camera case is the GoPro Dive Housing. GoPro is a leading industry standard in camera cases and housings. They offer such a high-quality product because they know they only have to withstand the most extreme environments. The GoPro dive housing is specially made so that it can be used underwater with one of the best protective covers on the market.

Various Types of Underwater Camera Housing 

Watersport enthusiasts have long sought to capture the beauty of underwater life on film. Innovative advancements in camera technology now allow for portable and affordable underwater housings that can be secured to any camera. There are many types of underwater housing to choose from, including hard, soft, and inflatable housings, as well as housings that can take video footage. Not sure where to start?

If you want the best protection and still be able to take both video and still shots underwater, choose a hard housing, although they do tend to be heavier and bulkier. If you want a more lightweight housing and can sacrifice video capabilities (you can still take still shots), consider soft housing. For those looking for compact housing look at inflatable ones.

More advanced camera housings are available for an advanced diver, while the simpler ones are there for the beginner. Advanced, more expensive underwater camera housings can be mounted on helmets or other apparatus that enable you to see what the camera sees. This is great for filming underwater films. A cheaper alternative or a beginner’s underwater camera housing would be a bridge casing that needs to be put underwater in order to work. 

What to Look for When Choosing an Underwater Camera Housing 


Choosing the right underwater camera housing for your needs is crucial to capturing the perfect shot, no matter the activity. This article will help you to assess your needs, assess the features of different camera housings, find the right one for you, and assess prices. First, assess your needs. This is important for multiple reasons.

First, you want to make sure you are picking the right camera housing for your activity. If you plan on going deep, you need a camera housing that can withstand depths of up to a hundred feet. If you plan on taking pictures of the reef or a shallow first, something a little less pricey will probably suffice.

Second, you want the camera housing to be comfortable for your needs. Underwater camera housing can be made out of different materials. You want to make sure your camera housing doesn't get in the way. If it is a DSLR, you will need a housing made for a DSLR as well as a pressure sensor as well as a tray for your camera to take it to the proper depth. The makes and models will depend on what type of DSLR you have.

The third factor to consider is the size. This is important because there are underwater camera housings that will accommodate a variety of different cameras, but then there are others that will only work with a specific type of camera. When choosing to house, it is best to know this information up front. 


The underwater camera housing is the equipment that helps the camera to operate underwater. It prevents the camera from being exposed to the water. If you are about to visit an underwater location, you need to equip your camera with an underwater camera housing. A good one will be waterproof and at the same time allow you to control the camera easily. Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment, the quality of the housing also has an impact on the quality of the images. Understanding these features will help you find the best underwater camera housing that will suit your needs. 


Do underwater cameras need housing? 

No, underwater cameras don't need housing. Underwater cameras are pretty much pieces of equipment that are created to take photos when in the water. These cameras are fitted with parts that are sealed against the water, thus protecting the camera's sensitive parts. Buying one underwater camera is definitely worth it if you love to explore underwater. 

man with under water camera

Why are underwater camera housings so expensive? 

Underwater camera housings are usually expensive because they are not mass-produced. They are custom made to ensure they fit the customer's camera and it's also made to be durable to withstand any conditions customers might come across. Another reason is that the housing is not only made to fit the camera, but it also has to be made for the specific type of equipment that comes along with it. Another reason is that it is made with the most up-to-date technology. When it comes to durability, they are built to withstand extreme conditions. 

How far can a camera go underwater? 

Camera technology has come a long way since the first cameras from the 1800s from little glass plate contraptions to modern underwater cameras. As cameras became more convenient more people wanted to take pictures underwater as more and minor events happened on minor bodies of water. Now some cameras, such as those used in scuba diving, can actually go into depths of up to 242 feet below the surface. 

What is the disadvantage of underwater camera? 

The first issue is that they also have a limited depth range for use of between the appx. 4-50 meter depth range. The main disadvantages come in the form of difficulties with visibility and underwater photography.

Author - Olivia Poglianich
Olivia Poglianich          

Content Strategist

Olivia Poglianich is a nomadic brand strategist and copywriter in the surf, watersports and outdoor adventure space who has worked with brands such as Visa, Disney and Grey Goose. Her writing has taken her all over the world, from a Serbian music festival to a Malaysian art and culture event. Olivia is a graduate of Cornell University and is often writing or reading about travel, hospitality, the start-up ecosystem or career coaching. Her latest interests are at the intersection of web3 and communal living, both on and offline.

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