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 facility

Introducing Two New Mini Full High-definition Cameras

Underwater video camera OPT-15HDThe AquariCam™ OPT-15HD 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-15WM 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.

Now available is our newest 4K Ultra-HD PTZ camera

Ultra-High-Definition 4K PTZ Underwater CameraSee the unmatched quality of Ultra high-definition (UHD) cameras now available for our OceanCam model. Contact us for more details.

Also available is our new AquariCam OPT-12UHD 4K Ultra-HD camera

For more information and specificationsUnderwater video camera OPT-12HD

Also available as a High-speed Electronic PTZ Underwater Camera

The 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. Contact us for more details.

Over the last 12 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 4K, 1080p or 720p 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 - Ultra-high-definition cameras with 4K video at 30 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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