Underwater Photo Gear

Welcome to UnderwaterPhotoGear.com!

Owned and operated by Ken and Rita Ashman, California, USA

Glad you came by!
We provide high quality reliable equipment for underwater photographers, and we have a wide selection of gear in stock and ready to ship. We also lead photography oriented dive trips. Any time you have questions or want advice we're happy to help.

Email us or call (805) 471-4519


Coming Spring 2017...

Our Online Store!
Check back soon for the grand opening of our new online store

Aquatica - Ikelite - Light&Motion - Sea&Sea - Nocturnal Lights - Inon - Pelican - TLC - Ultralight

Dive Trips:


Call (805) 471-4519 for info and to reserve space.


Photo Intensive Week - Puerto Vallarta - Fall 2017

Photo Intensive Week - Bonaire - Spring 2018

2017 Channel Islands trips out of Santa Barbara, CA



2017 Single day trips:

(Mar & Apr 2017 - we are doing several weekends of back-to-back Sat & Sun trips to the Northern Islands. Come for one day, or both.)

• Sat, Mar 11 - Santa Rosa/San Miguel on the Conception. (3am departure)
• Sun, Mar 12 - Santa Rosa/San Miguel on the Conception. (3am departure)

• Sat, Apr 8 - Santa Rosa/San Miguel on the Vision. (3am departure)
• Sun, Apr 9 - Santa Rosa/San Miguel on the Vision. (3am departure)

• Sat, Apr 22 - Santa Rosa/San Miguel on the Vision. (3am departure)
• Sun, Apr 23 - Santa Rosa/San Miguel on the Vision. (3am departure)

• Sat, Apr 29 - Santa Rosa/San Miguel on the Conception. (3am departure)
• Sun, Apr 30 - Santa Rosa/San Miguel on the Conception. (3am departure)

(More single day trips will be listed as dates get closer.)

2017 Multi day trips:

• July 9-13 Southern Channel Islands 5-Day Limited Load with Howard Hall on the Vision. (SOLD OUT)

• Aug 15-19 Southern Channel Islands 5-Day Limited Load with Glen Fritzler on the Vision. (Max 26 divers. 12 spaces left.)

• Oct 29-Nov 1 Northern Channel Islands 4-Day on the Vision. (Max 34 divers. 15 spaces left.)

• Nov 6-11 Southern Channel Islands special 6-Day Limited Load with Richard Salas on the Vision. (Max 20 divers. 10 spaces left.)



(Click here for boat info and a gear checklist for our Channel Island trips.)


Essays and photo collections:




Stellar Sea Lions at Hornby Island, BC




Opisthobranchia of the Eastern North Pacific




Wycoff Ledge at San Miguel Island, CA




Understanding Aperture, Shutter Speed and Depth of Field



Exploring Underwater Wonders:

Each thumbnail below links to a collection of images. These places are among our favorite in the world for underwater photography:

Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles images taken with the Aquatica underwater housing for the D200 with dual Inon Z240 strobes and dual Sea & Sea strobes
Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
images of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taken with the Aquatica D200 underwater housing and dual Inon Z240 strobes with Nocturnal focus light - we also have some awesome underwater video from this trip
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
images of British Columbia, Canada, taken with the Aquatica underwater camera housing for the Nikon D200 with dual Inon Z240 strobes and a Nocturnal focus light
British Columbia, Canada
images of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, taken with the Light & Motion Titan underwater camera housing for the D100 with dual Sea & Sea strobes, the Aquatica underwater housing for the D200 with dual Inon Z240 strobes - note: Rita did an amazng underwater video on this trip with an Ikelite underwater video housing
Sea of Cortez, Mexico
California, USA - an underwater photo gallery with the Aquatica D200 housing with Ikelite strobes, the Light & Motion Titan D100 underwater housing with Sea & Sea strobes, and the Light & Motion Tetra underwater camera housing for the C5000 with a Sea & Sea undwerwater strobe
California, USA
Papua New Guinea images taken with the Aquatica D200 underwater camera housing and dual Ikelite strobes with a Nocturnal focus light
Papua New Guinea

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