Take only pictures, Leave only Bubbles!

If you’re going to take a picture,

You’re on your dive vacation and you want to share the fantastic time you’re having underwater on Bonaire with all your dive buddies across the world. Perhaps you don’t necessarily want to spend the time trying to figure out a complicated camera system? Maybe you want to get a sharp close-up macro shot of that seahorse on Klein Bonaire, or a video of the eagle ray that’s hanging out on the house reef? Dive Friends Bonaire totally gets that, and we’re excited to announce the critically acclaimed Olympus TG-5 with housing as our new rental camera!

Olympus built the TG-5 with underwater photographers in mind in when they updated many features on their Tough camera series. For the active, rugged lifestyle: waterproof to 15m/50ft (150ft/50m with housing), crushproof to 220 lbf/100 kgf, shockproof from 7ft/2.1 m, freezeproof to 14⁰F/-10⁰C, dustproof and an anti-fog lens with sealed and dual-pane glass to prevent condensation. This camera can serve as a simple point and shoot for some but also offers the ability to manipulate several settings in manual mode.

The camera has been set up to do half the work for you (if you want it to) with 4 underwater modes: Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro, Underwater Snapshot, and Underwater HDR. Diving in the clear, shallower waters with this camera allows the user to use all available ambient light to obtain phenomenal photos. Furthermore, these underwater modes also feature a built-in digital red filter to aid photographers in the endless fight to colour correct. Shift to video mode and you have the chance to shoot in 4K!

Bonaire’s waters are a nursery for many species of juveniles and make a perfect home for a lot of macro subjects. Many cameras will struggle to obtain a quality image without the addition of a macro lens but this is where the Olympus TG-5 really set itself apart! The TG-5 has several macro and microscope modes in the underwater settings, allowing all users the opportunity to get that up close and personal shot. Besides the Underwater Macro mode, the camera has 4 additional macro modes: Microscope, Microscope Control, Focus Stacking and Focus Bracketing.

Any of this confusing you? Sign up for the PADI Digital Underwater Imaging course and we will help you take your skills and images to the next level! Camera rentals are available for $55 a day with an 8 GB Class 10 SD included. If interested, contact us today!

For additional help, Dive Friends Bonaire has teamed up with Backscatter Underwater Photo & Video for the new camera rental line, offering tech and shooting support to all our camera users. Check out their review here: http://www.backscatter.com/reviews/post/Olympus-TG-5-Underwater-Camera-and-Housing-Review