An Underwater Photography & Video website for those who want to travel light!
Welcome to DigitalAquamarine.com, 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
|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
|Ultimate social distancing: solo diving Shaw's cove|
So yeah, life kind of blows right now. But, hey, at least I'm not stuck in a 1 bedroom apartment in a hot zone with travel restrictions and no access ...more
Published on 2020-07-19 03:10:58
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