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An Underwater Photography & Video website for those who want to travel light!


Welcome to, an experimental website for underwater photographers and videographers who have decided that 35 lbs DSLR, 6 strobes and multi-lens HD video gears are not worth the trouble diving with!

We are located in Southern California, USA. Our digital underwater playgrounds are the waters of coastal Laguna Beach and Catalina Island but we travel all around the globe to seek the ultimate diving experience and bring back memorable photos and videos.

If you want to learn a few tricks to improve your underwater imaging techniques without sacrificing a leg and a kidney to buy an expensive gear, this website is definitely for you. If you are already a pro or an avid DSLR underwater imager, check out our galleries and, we hope, be suprised!

If you want to access all our tutorials, please register.


Jean-Yves, owner, webmaster, photographer, whatever.


Our most recent articles

Diving the metaverse: the announced extinction of photographers?

Conditions have been absolutely dramatically utterly bad over the last few months. It sucks because September to December is usually when we get our b...more

Published on 2022-10-23 20:50:51

Looking for the elusive soupfin shark at Mountain

The last time I dove Mountain Street was in September 2016 and my dive log reads "NOTHING, MEGA AWFUL" in all caps. I think I remember that dive. I us...more

Published on 2022-09-17 20:06:02

Magical night skies & unforgettable dives on the Big Island of Hawaii

Living in Southern California, Hawaii is a favorite destination: it's only 5 hours away, jet lag is not too bad, only 3 hours and the island offers qu...more

Published on 2022-09-03 19:03:45

Shooting with the pros in Cozumel

Cozumel is a special place for me. I got bent the first time I dove there and every time I had come back this had been on my mind. A bit. With age, I...more

Published on 2022-07-28 22:04:57

Zen in the kelp forest at Crescent

While I was having fun with sea lions in La Paz, reports of local conditions in Laguna Beach were showing a major improvement in both surf and visibil...more

Published on 2021-12-09 21:38:56

Shooting P mode with no flash: pinniped adventures in La Paz, Mexico

This was my third trip to La Paz, Mexico, a quiet town in the middle of Baja California Sur, the peninsula that extends into the pacific starting righ...more

Published on 2021-12-07 19:28:55

Early Summer dive at Crescent and Shaw's Cove: racing abalones and Spanish Shawls galore

A month or so ago I asked GPT-3, the most powerful textual AI in the world to generate a dive report for me based on the  one I posted last December....more

Published on 2021-06-12 00:02:30

Solstice dive at Crescent: ancient aliens and a harbor seal

T'was the Monday before Christmas 2020, Magicseaweed had a zero foot surf in its forecast and Facebook dive reports were taunting everyone with promis...more

Published on 2020-12-22 18:16:44

Day Light Saving Dive: Crescent solo

Yesterday was Halloween, a blue moon, a micro moon and other weirdass things. But the whole week had seen reports of stellar visibility in Laguna Beac...more

Published on 2020-11-01 18:12:27

Site update: photo data now shown

I'm bored. I don't get enough dives and working from home all day wears me out.    So, what better times to update this already awesome...more

Published on 2020-07-22 00:22:28


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