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LAST CHANCE FOR $100 OFF THE BEST WATERPROOF CAMERA

We love the Olympus TG-6 for its extremely simple operation, outstanding macro ability, and the great image quality produced in both photo and video. It’s our pick for the Best All-Around Underwater Compact Camera in 2020, and it’s an ideal camera choice for not only beginners but also SLR shooters that are looking for a backup or macro-specific camera.

Read our review to see why we think that the Olympus TG-6 is the Easiest Underwater Compact Camera.

 

Reg $449.99. Now $349.99.
Hurry, ends Sunday, August 2.

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NEW FILTER DESIGN FOR EASIER FILTER SWAPS

FLIP8 is a modular system that creates professional-level underwater color and razor-sharp macro results with just a simple flip-on, flip-off design.

The new and improved FLIP8 is easier to use, easier to install, and requires only two filters for perfect underwater color at any depth. Previous generations of FLIP filters and accessories can be used with FLIP8, offering maximum flexibility along with the best color correction & macro capabilities for GoPro. 

FLIP8 is compatible with HERO 5, 6, 7 and 8.


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WATCH OUR SAMPLE FOOTAGE OF THE FLIP8

We've tested the GoPro HERO8 in the Indo-Pacific, Caribbean, and our home waters of Monterey. Check out our sample video to see what the Hero8 and FLIP filter system can do.

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TIPS FROM BACKSCATTER PHOTO PRO JAMES EMERY

Frogfish are some of the most popular subjects to shoot in one of the best muck and macro dive destinations on the planet, the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia. Learn from Backscatter Photo Pro James Emery at Lembeh Resort on how to get the best shot of a frogfish. James will cover strobe positioning, using a snoot, exposure setting tips, and of course, the best way to find a frogfish.

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BEST TOPSIDE & UNDERWATER COMPACT CAMERA

On the surface, the Sony RX100 VII looks almost identical to the previous Sony RX100 VI camera. Under the hood, however, it packs a new upgraded sensor and an improved autofocus system. The new autofocus system, in particular, is completely game-changing for compact cameras. Read on to see the details on the latest updates and how the Sony RX100 VII performs underwater.

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HOW TO SHOOT WIDE ANGLE PHOTOS WITH THE OLYMPUS TG-6

In Part 3, we focus on the best settings, tips, and techniques for shooting wide angle photos with the Olympus TG-6 and strobes.

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AMAZING REEFS, SHARKS, AND CROCS IN CUBA

Join Berkley White for an underwater photo adventure in the famous Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) Cuba. We had such an amazing trip in 2020 that we immediately started planning a return trip in 2021. Cuba has become one of our favorite places to go to shoot silky sharks, saltwater crocodiles, and the abundant marine life on the healthiest reefs we’ve ever seen in the Caribbean.

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LUXURY & UNDERWATER PHOTO – WHAT COULD BE BETTER?

Join Jim Decker and Erin Quigley in Raja Ampat Indonesia on the luxury liveaboard boat Dive Damai II. This trip will cover a large area offering a stunning variety of dive sites with amazing wide-angle and macro photo opportunities. Jim and Erin will be on hand to assist with underwater photo techniques, offer technical support, and teach post-production workflow in Adobe Lightroom.

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DIVE SOME OF THE BEST WRECKS IN THE WORLD

Join Backscatter’s Becca Boring with seasoned wreck diver and underwater photographer Mike Boring on an exhilarating photo expedition to the most iconic wreck diving destination in the world.

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MACRO & BLACKWATER WORKSHOP IN ANILAO

Improve your macro underwater photography skills with Photo Pro Mike Bartick at Crystal Blue Dive Resort in Anilao Philippines.

With its healthy reefs and incredible diversity of marine life, Anilao has some of the best macro photo opportunities in the ocean. Known as the nudibranch capital of the world, Anilao is home to over 600 species of Nudibranchs. You’re also likely to see many species of frogfish, octopus, Rhinopias, pipefish, seahorses, and many other macro reef and muck diving critters.

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CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA IN SOCORRO

Join Ron Watkins and Adobe Lightroom expert Erin Quigley on a unique photo expedition to the Socorro Islands aboard the luxury liveaboard dive boat Nautilus Explorer. Photograph Giant Pacific manta rays, numerous species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins, schooling jacks, and more. Ron and Erin will be on hand to assist with UW photo techniques, offer technical support, and teach post-production workflow in Adobe Lightroom. In addition to that, we are reducing the number of divers to get a smaller group feel and open up more single occupancy cabins.

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DIVE AMAZING REEFS & WRECKS IN MALAYSIA

You won’t want to miss this incredible expedition to the stunning Tioman Island. Tioman island is home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in South East Asia. If you want to dive the most beautiful coral gardens in the South China Sea, swim with a huge variety of tropical reef fish, turtles, sharks, cuttlefish and search for nudibranchs in one of the best macro spots in the world, then you should not miss this opportunity to visit Tioman Island off the east coast of Malaysia.

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JOIN US AT THE DIGITAL SHOOTOUT IN LITTLE CAYMAN

Take it seriously or take it slow, the Digital Shootout is an underwater photography/videography vacation designed to take the shooter in the group to the next level. If you’re a new or an intermediate shooter, the Digital Shootout is our fast-track to better underwater imaging. In six days of seminars and diving, the Digital Shootout team will help dial in your underwater system and shooting techniques. Enter your best images in the final contest to win trips, gear, and more from our great sponsors.

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DIVE WITH THE BEST ON THE BILIKIKI

Join us on a unique photo expedition to the Solomon Islands aboard the luxury liveaboard dive boat Bilikiki. The Solomon Islands offer a stunning variety of marine life and plentiful wide-angle and macro photo opportunities. Erin and Jim will be on hand to assist with underwater photo techniques, offer technical support, and teach post-production workflow in Adobe Lightroom.

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SEE WHY DARWIN WAS SO IMPRESSED THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Join Berkley White and Adobe Lightroom expert Erin Quigley on a unique photo expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the luxury liveaboard dive boat Galapagos Sky.

Gently swept by the waters of three major oceanic currents, the Galapagos Islands provide a stunning range of extraordinary diving encounters for live-aboard divers.

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