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
|Wasted visibility in the wasteland|
The reports had been stellar for over two weeks with visibility in the 30 to 40 ft on most of our local beach dive sites so I was not going to miss an...more
Published on 2018-11-19 00:53:06
|Crescent solo: giant lobsters, eels, abalones and a shark tail|
Magicseaweed listed surf at 1ft this week-end. They were wrong. But I did not know that when I packed my gear this Sunday morning and headed to Laguna...more
Published on 2018-08-05 18:56:53
|Indonesia: Manado & Lembeh on a brand new Canon G7X Mark II and a doomed DJI Mavic Air|
After multiple attempts at the Caribbean, the waters around the islands of Hawaii, our local (depleted) kelp forests and a few trips to the Sea of Cor...more
Published on 2018-07-01 18:28:37
|HDR and Senior Moments in Maui|
While most of the country was struggling with arctic bomb cyclones, I spent New Year in Maui, where the temperature was a mild 78F (26°C) and the wat...more
Published on 2018-01-16 00:15:30
|Magical Hawaii: the Big Island|
Of the three islands I have been to in Hawaii, the Big Island is most definitely my favorite. Not only is the diving awesome, the rest is fantastic: w...more
Published on 2017-09-10 16:39:08
Two weeks ago, after my dives at Shaw's Cove where visibility was not the greatest but critter fest was on, I thought I would dive again the next day....more
Published on 2017-08-12 18:59:51
It's been more than a year since my last post here and it's not because I moved to the Midwest or (worse) back to Europe, it's not because I have been...more
Published on 2017-07-28 20:57:50
|A tale of two California|
A couple of weeks ago I took off for Cabo San Lucas, a small highly Americanized tourist town at the tip of the Baja peninsula in Mexico. ...more
Published on 2016-06-04 21:33:12
|Diving the Sargassum Forest|
It's been about 6 months since my last dive in Laguna Beach. The conditions have been terrible, thanks to El Niņo which has warmed up the Pacific last...more
Published on 2016-03-27 23:36:17
|Grand Cayman: Colors of the Caribbean|
It was Pirate Week again!Just like in 2013, I went to Grand Cayman for a short week of pirate-inspired fun. On land: rum, friends, ships, Jolly Roger...more
Published on 2015-11-29 12:39:44
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