Build an Underwater Housing For Your DV Camera

Taking video underwater is fun, really fun, shopping for underwater housing is not. Sure there are some cameras that work underwater, but we are rather attached to ours and don't want to get another camera for the sole purpose of shooting underwater. After looking at the prices for underwater housing we decided that perhaps the DIY route would be the best, and thankfully this handy instructable shows us how to make it happen.

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Inspired by underwater camera housing rigs, like the one above which retail for well over $700, Instructables user Bobby M has created this DIY project that cost less about $70 to make with the help of a humble PVC pipe.

The primary component of this project is the aforementioned PVC pipe. In addition to the pipe you will also need, three 4" couplings, and a can each of PVC primer and cement. Additional supplies are also needed, so be sure to click on the instructable for the complete instructions.

We think taking video underwater is a blast and love that with a few parts and a lot of ingenuity a great underwater housing can be had for about 10% of the cost of the ones we looked at in stores. Now if we can just convince our SOs that the camera is safe in our underwater housing...

Check out the post on Instructables, for the instructions.

[Images: Instructables user Bobby M]

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