As promised, here is the gear list I brought with me. I post this because many of you will notice that I have several new lenses, housings, and gear that were required to make these shots happen. I know this will answer at least some of the questions you have about how certain shots were done. I also need to update my main gear page soon, because I will continue to use much of this gear in the water.

Surprisingly, I used everything except my tripod, which gets a ton of use at home.

The Ikelite with 5Dii and 14mm 2.8 lens got most of the work when I was diving. There are some real differences between the Ikelite and SPL and I will outline these soon.

Camera Bodies-

Canon 5DII
Canon 7D

Lenses – Zooms

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye
Canon 24-70 2.8L
Canon 70-200 2.8 IS L
Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS

Lenses- Primes

Canon 14mm 2.8 L II
Canon 35mm 1.4 L
Canon 50mm 1.4
Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro
Canon 100 mm Macro L

Underwater Housings & Strobes-

SPL Surface Water Splash Housing, with Ports For 8-15 & 24-70 2.8
Ikelite Deep Water Housing for Canon 5DII, + multiple lens ports
Ikelite 161 Underwater Strobe / Movie Light


Pelican 1650 Case
Bogen 055CX3 Tripod with Bogen 486RC2 Ball Head
Canon 2x iii Extender
ST-E2 Transmitter
Canon 580 Ex II x 2
Canon 320 Speedlite / Video Hybrid Light on Bh Photo

Im also bring a filter set, my own mask, snorkel and fins (will rent dive gear there), Wireless Microphone, plenty of snacks and candy and my Sat Phone.