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Johannesburg
Gauteng 
South Africa
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+27 (0) 11 828 2995
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http://www.aquacam.co.za/


AquaCam

Hi my name is Greg Raymond and I am the proud owner of Aquacam. I have always had a passion for the sea. At the age of six I was a keen snorkeller and spend hours looking in rock pools. All I wanted to do was take pictures underwater. After many failed attempts I managed to glue a few bits of perspex together , borrowed my sister's camera and got some photos. The quality was bad but this only pushed me harder.

At the age of 12 I was building housings with housed flash systems and was taking photos whilst snorkelling. In 1990 I completed my openwater scuba diving course and decided that I would like to try underwater video.My first video housing , Aquacam 1, housed a huge Samsung video camera with infrared focussing which did not focus underwater automatically. I therefor incorporated a maual focus system and filmed footage that was shown on television.This housing was manufactured out of fibreglass and Pvc sheet.

A few years later I purchased a Sony Hi 8 video camera and build Aquacam 2, which was more streamlined and moulded in glass fibre. We only manufactured two, one of which is still in daily use by a commercial diver.Aquacam 3 was designed for the smaller video cameras.

Aquacam 3,4, and 5 were manufactured out of polyurethane resin and were more a learning curve than anything else. Aquacam 6 was a perfected polyurethane housing. At this stage we had perfected the moulding techniques of polyurethane and were casting these housings with a supergloss finish. No spraypainting required.

This housing system was very popular and we realized we had to find a faster and more efficient way of manufacturing our housing systems. In the year 1998 I started making steel injection moulds and by the year 2001 we had most of the tools required to manufacture a fully injection moulded housing system. In 2002 we officially registered Aquacam as a business.

Aquacam designed and manufactured the housing that gave evidence to what went wrong on Dave Shaw 's attempt to recover Deon Dreyer's body on 8 January 2005 at Boesmansgat . The housing was recovered completely intact after being underwater at a depth of 270 metres for five days. We manufacture housing systems for novice and professional videographers. Ninety nine percent of our housing systems are manufactured inhouse.

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