Bluewater Photo maybe a small shop, but their big on customer service and can help you make the right choice if your looking for a new underwater camera rig, want to add something new to your existing rig, looking for a class or just have some questions to ask-they are there to help. If you are looking to try something 1st, Bluewater photo also has rentals.
Bluewater photo is the first premiere underwater photo & video store to open in Los Angeles county. It is run by well-known underwater photographers Scott Gietler, Mark Strickland and Todd Winner. Scott, Mark, and Todd are out shooting every week, using compact and dSLR setups, teaching beginners and running workshops.
Bluewater Photo also has lots of housings, strobes, and accessories already in stock and you can call them for advice on what to buy, regardless of the manufacturer. They will help you make the right choice, show you how to use your new gear, and give you feedback on your photos. They also have monthly photo contests. Simply put-they like helping new photographers!
Bluewater photo is located at 2501 Wilshire blvd in Santa Monica, California, on the corner of 25th street, co-located within the Scuba Haus dive shop. Come visit us between 10AM and 6PM Mon-Fri, Sunday by appointment only or call them anytime at (310) 633-5052.
Bluewater Photo’s ten commandments of customer service
I) We get you what you need – even if we don’t sell it directly
II) We enjoy helping our customers
III) We learn the proper settings on everything we sell, and share it with you
IV) We always return phone calls
V) We don’t promise what we can’t deliver
VI) Our prices are fair and competitive
VII) We love to teach you how to get better pictures
VIII) Pictures are stories that need to be shared, we help you share your experience
IX) We respect and treasure the ocean and its inhabitants
X) We believe that underwater photography is for everyone and we have systems and trips for every budget