SeaLife introduced a compact and lightweight underwater housing for Apple iPhone, allowing divers to take photos and video down to 130 feet (40 meters). The SeaLife SportDiver housing can encase iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, Xr, Xs, Xs Max, 11, 11 Pro Max, and SE (2nd Gen) models. The heavy-duty housing is constructed of Polycarbonate, stainless steel, aluminum and optical grade glass and weighs 641 grams.
The SportDiver is easy to hold and use and offers a large shutter lever and rear control buttons for easy operation, even with dive gloves. Snorkelers and Divers can get more creative with their photos or video shot by using advanced camera settings. Adjust Zoom, Exposure (EV), Auto/Manual Focus, White Balance, Tint, Lens selection, RAW+JPEG mode, Live Photo and Background Blur (on available iPhone models).
The SportDiver housing includes the free SeaLife SportDiver camera app for iOS 12 and higher. The SportDiver App uses the iPhone camera technology native to each iPhone model. The App Playback mode shows full-size photos and videos with vertical thumbnail strip to easily locate your images. Videos start playing automatically when selected. All files are also saved to iPhone camera roll. The SportDiver housing automatically connects to your iPhone and the SportDiver app using Bluetooth technology. No cables or buttons touch the phone and offers ultra-low power consumption for both the phone and the housing which is powered by two AAA batteries that last over 50 hours of continuous use.
For enhanced imaging results, a removable underwater color-correction filter is included. The SportDiver housing features triple 1/4-20 tripod mounts which mount to any light or light tray with standard tripod threads such as SeaLife’s own Sea Dragon underwater photo/video lights.
For the phone’s safety and protection, the SportDiver has a sturdy holding spring and rubber grip tabs that securely hold the iPhone in place and add shock-protection. The SportDiver has “Dual Leak Alarms” which include an internal moisture alarm and a vacuum pressure alarm which alert the diver with on-screen warnings, audio and LED signal in the unlikely event the waterproof seal is compromised and there’s a loss of housing pressure or moisture is detected, the company said. The door of the SportDiver is sealed with a TPE O-ring and a robust cam-lock sealing latch that easily and securely locks waterproof door. To prevent interior fogging from residual moisture, the SportDiver uses the anti-fogging agent “Moisture Muncher” capsule which prevents fogging and internal condensation.
Deliveries of the SportDiver iPhone housing are planned to start in November, 2020.
Included with SeaLife SportDiver, Model SL400 ($299.95):
- SportDiver Underwater iPhone Housing
- Underwater Color-correction filter
- Vacuum pump
- Rubber Grip Tabs (12x Small, 12x Medium and 12x Large)
- Spare O-rings (1x Main O-ring and 1x Vacuum Check Port O-ring)
- O-ring lubricant
- O-ring removal tool
- Deluxe wrist strap with clip
- Moisture Muncher sample pack (1 capsule)
- AAA alkaline batteries (2)
- EVA Carry Case
Included with SeaLife SportDiver Pro 2500 Set, Model SL401 ($649.95):
SportDiver Underwater Housing for iPhone, model SL400 as above, plus
- Sea Dragon 2500 Underwater Photo/Video light, model SL671
- Sea Dragon 2500 Underwater Photo/Video Light head
- Flex-Connect Single Tray w/ standard ¼-20 mounting screw
- Flex-Connect grip
- 25Wh Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
- AC Power Adapter, charging tray, and international plug adapters
- Spare O-rings, O-ring lubricant, O-ring removal tool
- Sea Dragon EVA Case