Whether you’re diving or snorkeling, underwater photography should be fun and hassle-free. That’s why we love SeaLife cameras, lights, and accessories. The company engineers their products with underwater photographers in mind so that you can spend less time scrolling through the menu and messing with your gear and more time having fun and capturing the perfect shot. Here’s our list of the top five underwater photography essentials to take on every dive.
Shoot stunning stills and videos with the SeaLife Micro 2.0
If you’re looking to shoot stunningly sharp stills and video, look no further than the SeaLife Micro 2.0. Compact and travel-friendly, the permanently sealed Micro 2.0 features a sharp 16MP SONY CMOS image sensor, 1080p HD video and a built-in 130-degree fisheye lens with either 32GB (item SL510) or 64GB (item SL512) of internal memory. The camera is depth rated to 200 feet (60 m).
Reveal vibrant colors with Sea Dragon 2500 Photo/Video Light
It can be hard to capture the vibrant colors of the underwater world, but not with one of our favorites, the popular Sea Dragon 2500 Photo/Video Light. Packed with a bright 2500 lumens and color-rendering index of 90 to simulate the sun’s brightness, it’s no wonder that our pictures and videos are bursting with color. The Sea Dragon 2500 comes packaged as a set with a Flex-Connect grip and tray, or photographers can purchase a light head only. Depth rated to 200 feet (60 m).
Capture brilliant colors with the universal Sea Dragon Flash
If you’re looking for the next best strobe, you’ve found it. The powerful universal Sea Dragon Flash produces rich, deep colors in underwater photos. It’s compatible with all SeaLife DC-series cameras, as well as other brands with an external flash. Switch from the variable power adjustment to auto mode and the flash will automatically adjust brightness for optimal-image exposure. Meanwhile, the auto-learn mode easily syncs to your camera’s pre-flash without any hassle. Depth rated to 200 feet (60 m)
Build the ultimate, full-featured set up with Flex-Connect Dual Tray Kit
Add twice the strobes or lights with our favorite full-featured camera set-up, the Flex-Connect Dual Tray Kit. The dual tray mounts to any underwater camera using the standard tripod screw. The ergonomic dual Flex-Connect grips add extra stability while the Flex Arms 100-degree bending motion prevents backscatter and allows for creative lighting. Add a Sea Dragon strobe or light to finish off the set. You can even use a non-SeaLife strobe or light by mounting it to the Ball Joint Adapter for Flex-Connect. (Flex Arms not pictured).
Capture the best underwater close ups and selfies with the SeaLife AquaPod
Perfect for selfies or good underwater close-ups, you’ll need a monopod that’s reliable and sturdy. That’s why we love using SeaLife’s AquaPod for critter shots and selfies. The original AquaPod extended from 18 inches (46 cm) to 53 inches (135 cm), making it easy to maintain a comfortable distance between you and your subject. Resistant to salt water and non-corrosive, the AquaPod is by far the best monopod we’ve ever used. The included wrist strap and mount for a GoPro camera are a great bonus as well.