The Best Underwater Camera Gear For Skilled Amateur Photographers

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Ready to flip your camera into manual and start exploring your options? Advance your underwater-photography skills with our Editor's Pick for amateurs.Chelsea Pomales
Lowepro DryZone DF 20L Bag
Lowepro DryZone DF 20L Bag
Lowepro DryZone DF 20L BagLowerpro

Safeguard your sensitive photo gear with this padded, compartmentalized dry bag.

Light & Motion GoBe 850 Wide
Light & Motion GoBe 850 Wide
Light & Motion GoBe 850 WideLight and Motion

This small light pumps 850 lumen and has a 60-degree beam in water for even lighting when shooting stills or video.

Olympus PT-056 Housing
Olympus PT-056 Housing
Olympus PT-056 HousingOlympus

Add a housing to the TG-4 for depths of up to 150 feet. This one accepts a wide range of accessories, including wide-angle and macro wet lenses, and a tray/handle for attaching strobes or lights.

Ultralight Control Systems Tray, Handle, Arm and Clamp

Make your rig easy to hold while shooting.

XIT 404 Dive Stick

Helps stability or holds your position in current.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4Olympus

This compact camera packs a 16 MP sensor, is waterproof down to 50 feet, shoots RAW, records full HD video, and has a microscope mode for photographing even the tiniest critters underwater.

Olympus UW Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
Olympus UW Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
Olympus UW Wide-Angle Conversion LensOlympus

Expand field of view to 100 degrees for shooting wide-angle scenes, from reefscapes to whale sharks.