DIY Underwater Video Camera Housing at Ningaloo Reef WA (HD)
Filmed at the famous world renowned Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. This video was actually filmed at the lowest tip at a station called Gnaraloo, which is a popular family getaway and surf spot.
Whilst on our trip up north I had the idea brewing in my mind to make a housing for my nice HD 3CCD video camera and ended up trialling a $4 plastic container from Red Dot. It was so successful that I took the plunge and risked my $1000 video camera. After about an hour in the water I had not one drop inside the cheap plastic housing and as you can see, I also captured some amazing colours and natural landscapes.
Ningaloo reef in WA is ever more threatened. In a few decades we will probably lose our entire reef to over fishing and human induced climate change. Coral is very sensitive to small changes in ocean temperature and although coral can 'migrate' over many centuries, ocean warming over only a few decades will cause total degradation of the coral ecosystem.