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THANK YOU to all the resources that Ken used to get geared up.

A special thank you goes out to my wife Michelle for agreeing with the purchase of the DSLR underwater camera. She even obtained her Open Water certification in the summer of 2014 to participate in the sport I enjoy the most.

UPDATE: In December 2015 while in the Bahamas, Michelle earned her Advanced Open Water certification. Congratulations!
UPDATE: In September 2021, our neice Ashley earned her Open Water certification. Welcome to the world under the waves!

Underwater Camera Stores:
Bluewater Photo & Video Culver City, CA Scott Gietler (owner) was very helpful as he made suggestions/recommendations during my initial housing purchase. Thanks to Vijay as well for all his support after my purchase.
Backscatter Underwater Photo & Video Monterey, CA (HQ)
Derry, NH
Optical Ocean Sales, LLC Seattle, WA
B&H Photo & Video New York, NY
Underwater Housing Service & Repairs:
Backscatter Underwater Photo & Video Monterey, CA (HQ)
Derry, NH
Backscatter has a deep history in underwater camera service and repair. We became the official west coast Nikonos warranty service center in 1995 and built a world class underwater camera service center for all makes of underwater housings and lighting equipment.
Pacific Housing Repair Salinas, CA All Brands - All Models. Authorized Service for Sea & Sea, Aquatica, and subal
Dive Equipment Insurance:
H2O Insurance Protect your investment
Underwater Photography Guides:
Underwater Photography Guide A great source of information related to Underwater photography. Created by Scott Gietler (owner) of Bluewater Photo & Video.
Dive Photo Guide
The Wirecutter - Beginner Guide to Underwater Photography
Scuba Diving Travel Agency:
Bluewater Dive Travel Another great entity by Scott Gietler (owner) of Bluewater Photo & Video.
I've been on several trips with Scott that were organized through Bluewater Travel. My wife and I also joined Scott on a Galapagos Islands photo workshop in April 2017. The team at Bluewater Travel was very helpful organizing flights and answering all my questions.
Underwater Photography Books:
Underwater Photography Masterclass By Alex Mustard
The Underwater Photographer Fourth Edition - By Martin Edge
Photo Editor & Training:
Adobe Lightroom Great software that will perfect your shots.
Lightroom for the Underwater Photographer Great Lightroom lessons for underwater photographers but comes at a small cost.
Anthony Morganti Anthony has created an excellent collection of Youtube clips that breakdown Lightroom 5. New clips are added on a regular basis.
General Photography Lessons:
Karl Taylor Photography Karl is a great trainer. Recommend you purchase the "Complete Photography Masterclass" training package.
Phil Steele Photography Training

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