How in Davy Jones’ Locker Did This Camera Last 3 Months Wedged in a Reef off the Maldives?

by Owen James Burke

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Photo credit: John Ng/Scuba Monster

Underwater photographer John Ng was diving off the Maldives in March when he spotted something large and foreign caught in the reef. Upon further inspection, it turned out to be an underwater camera lost last year.

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Photo credits: John Ng/Scuba Monster

Back at the surface, Ng cracked open the algae-caked Nauticam housing expecting the worst. Instead, what he found was a Panasonic Lumix GH4, still in perfect working order.

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Photo credits: John Ng/Scuba Monster

Ng then called the manufacturer in China with the serial number on the housing to try to track down the owner, and found that it belonged to a Malaysian photographer who lost the camera in strong currents back in 2014.

Read more about Ng’s find at PetaPixel. –OJB


 

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Photo: Nauticam

Nauticam is one of the most popular underwater housing manufacturers for today’s top DSLR cameras, and I suppose this story is a testament to why. Their housings are available for most mid-upper range Nikon, Canon and Sony cameras (among several others), and Chris Burkard, one of our favorite ocean photographers at The Scuttlefish, wraps his current favorite camera, Sony’s a7II, in Nauticam gear.

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Photo: Nauticam

If you’re looking for professional protection, but haven’t got the finances for a professional camera, check out Nauticam’s iPhone housings.

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