Enter the World of Telepresence

"Telepresence - The use of remote controlled cameras for apparent participation in distant events producing a sensation of being there".

OPT designs and manufactures a full product line of high and standard definition underwater IP video equipment. Products include: cameras, underwater lighting, remote power systems, data recorders and wireless network components. Originally designed for research with manta rays, the OceanCam is now being employed in research, education, security and other commercial oceanographic applications. Cameras, underwater lighting and accessories are sold through international distributors and through direct sales staff at the Santa Cruz, California facilityUnderwater video camera OPT-14

Introducing Two New Mini Full High-definition Cameras

The AquariCam™ OPT-14A is our smallest and most affordable 1080p high-definition underwater Internet camera and is designed for discrete placements in small aquariums, pools or tanks. The OceanCam™ OPT-14WM is capable of depths down to 100 meters making it ideal for deployment on sub-sea research stations or on ROVs. Learn More Press Release.

Underwater 4K video camera

NEW -- Now available 4K Ultra-HD cameras

See the unmatched quality of Ultra high-definition (UHD) cameras now available for both our AquariCam and OceanCam models. Call for more information, pricing and availability.

NEW -- High-speed Electronic PTZ Underwater Camera

Underwater video camera OPT-12HDThe newly upgraded OPT-12HD provides 112-degree viewing, an electronic PTZ crop window, internal recording and captures 1080P video without any moving parts. It offers outstanding light sensitivity and optimizes the video for extreme levels of detail even in low-light and dark environments. Delivering HDTV 1080p video up to 50/60 fps with reduced noise and motion blur, the camera captures moving objects even in high-pace environments.

Over the last 10 years we have established a client base that includes major companies and organizations and spans four oceans around the world:
Corporations and Universities:
  • NOAA
  • National Geographic Society
  • Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Int'l Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • University of Victoria Neptune
  • Sea Shepard Society
  • US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Battelle Ocean Systems
Public Aquaria:
  • New England Aquarium
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Georgian Aquarium (Discovery)
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • Tennessee Aquarium
  • and many others...

The latest generation of high-definition cameras are now available in the popular AquariCam and OceanCam housings. Choose from 720p or 1080p HD with either 360-degree endless or 340-degree rotation. Optical zoom of either 20x or 30x increases the working range of the cameras.

Now available - High-speed high-definition cameras with 1080p video at 60 frames per second and a 30x optical zoom. Learn More

Shark Week's SharkCam -- Animal Planet Live Live video high-definition cameras at the National Aquarium allow you to view sharks.

Checkout IFAW's Underwater Live Webcam:
Russian Beluga Whale Nursery

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