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Late last year a few friends and I ventured to Crescent Head on the north coast of NSW, Australia.

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Staying and surfing on the back beaches to avoid the crowds we found perfect peeling rights all to ourselves.

Floating in the line up with my Nikonos III and friends, I noticed that my shutter wasn’t firing correctly nor was the frame counter increasing.

The Nikonos III underwater camera from 1975 made by Nikon after they improved the design from the Calypso camera.

The Nikonos III underwater camera from 1975 made by Nikon after they improved the design from the Calypso camera. Image

Unsure of what was happening with the camera I continued to shoot until the wind turned.

Returning to the car after the session and drying the camera, I decided I may as well rewind the unfinished roll and look to see what was going on inside.

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As I popped the locks and pulled the body out of its case, I wasn’t too shocked to find my camera was filled with water and the film soaked.

Clueless of what was to come I got the roll developed and was beyond stoked with the results.

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