It’s the lat­est craze sweep­ing the world of un­der­wa­ter im­age mak­ing: 360-de­gree photos and video are the best way to reim­merse your­self in the ac­tion!

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In Jan­uary 2016, my part­ner and I were given a 360 cam­era to test on a trip to the In­dian Ocean we were do­ing later that year. They wanted us to use the cam­era to pho­to­graph the beau­ti­ful atolls, but of course we took one look at the first amaz­ing photosphere (360 photo) that we took and im­me­di­ately wanted to get it un­der­wa­ter! We looked ev­ery­where on­line, in dive stores, at shows, but no one was mak­ing a hous­ing for th­ese cam­eras. Time to take ac­tion…

I am a de­sign tech­nol­ogy grad­u­ate and teacher, so I put on my pro­ject head and got to work on the com­puter. My boyfriend is an un­der­wa­ter videog­ra­pher with many years of ex­pe­ri­ence so with his prac­ti­cal tips to guide our de­sign we soon had a pro­to­type to trial. We took our newly made un­der­wa­ter hous­ing with us and tested it. The re­sults were amaz­ing!

That huge manta that swam be­hind you, the one every­one else saw but you missed while you were look­ing at a sea­horse? You can view it on the 360 video! You will never miss

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