Watershot makes sharing dive pictures easy
In today’s age the majority of people like to share the fun things they do in life. Whether its biking in the mountains with friends or going to your favorite sporting event, people love to share their story with the world. Unfortunately for the dive community sharing the underwater world with friends is usually out of the question, unless you want to shell out the big bucks for the high end camera, underwater housing and the expensive lights, at least until recently that is.
New technology has enabled cameras to become cheaper and smaller. Starting in 2007 the iPhone was introduced and with that began the gradual progression of social networking and sharing of photos. Divers have always wanted share their experiences with others but until recently it has been rather expensive or overly time consuming to do so.
The Watershot housing has enabled divers to do what they have already been doing on land for years, taking pictures and sharing them with friends. Being a user of the Watershot I have come to love it. It makes taking pictures underwater fun and easy. Sharing and editing pictures is a breeze with the multiple smartphone apps as most people know, so my friends always know what my dive was like the second I get back on the boat. The cameras on smartphones have progressed so much over the years so both videos and pictures turn out great. As most of you know, when you descend you start to loose the reds and yellows so when you are taking pictures this can wash out all the color in your photo making them look mostly blue. Watershot makes a red filter that screws right to the Watershot housing that helps restore those lost colors at depth making the photo look as brilliant and alive as if you were there.
Although the red filter is great for restoring color some days when the sun is not out or you are on a deep dive the filter is not enough to make the picture look as realistic as it should. Fortunately Watershot came out with a real nice camera tray that attaches to the smartphone housing with an arm that will hold several different wide angle video lights. The tray also helps steady the camera to get that flawless shot.
The best part of this is the price. These Watershot cases start at $99 making them very affordable to most divers. I currently have the Watershot Pro for the iPhone 5 and use the red filter for most of my dives. All the pictures on this blog were taken with my iPhone and watershot housing.