Why stick to shooting on land when you can get some amazing photographs underwater?! Newer iPhones may be a bit more water compatible, but there are always ways to shoot deeper and make those watery snapshots absolute perfection.

These cases can take you — and your iPhone — out of your comfort zone and into deep blue!

Catalyst Waterproof Case

If you're looking for a durable, well-made, and highly-rated case to shoot your underwater snapshots with, then it's worth it to check out the Catalyst Waterproof Case.

This particular case is super slim and sleek for a protective, waterproof case, but it can withstand up to 33 feet of waterproof protection and 6.6 feet of impact protection, too. The Catalyst Waterproof Case also has the highest waterproof specifications on the market.

You can grab yourself your very own Catalyst Case in stealth black or glacier blue for $90.

iThrough Underwater Case

Built to be slim enough as a day-to-day case, but protective enough to survive a plunge deeper than a meter in a pool, the iThrough Underwater Case is a great option for those looking to snap some pictures and video underwater.

With some cases, you can't go deeper than two or so meters, but the iThrough makes it easy to dive up to 20 feet in order to capture that perfect picture. Not only that, but the case sports a crystal-clear silicone membrane that's guaranteed not to distort and warp your underwater footage.

The iThrough comes in a couple of fun or more traditional colors, like lake blue and pink, or black and white for $11 - $17.

Vansky Waterproof dry bag

If you're looking for an all-purpose photography accessory for your iPhone SE, 6, or 7 Plus, look no further than the Vansky Waterproof dry bag.

Designed from a premium grade TPU, the Vansky dry bag can handle a ton of wet conditions — whether that's jogging in the rain or playing by the pool — but it's also great for snapping photos and video underwater.

The thin layer that protects your iPhone is crystal clear enough to allow distortion-free photos, while the armband and wrist strap that come with the case actually make a decent grip for holding your iPhone underwater — especially for it's $10 price tag!

Watershot PRO

Forget jumping in head-first — jump in phone-first with the Watershot PRO underwater camera housing for your iPhone 6s! While technically a waterproof housing and not a case, the Watershot PRO completely covers and protects your iPhone. An ergonomic right-hand grip and a wrist lanyard provide some peace of mind while shooting underwater.

A simple, integrated metal mounting plate allows the Watershot to work seamlessly with most GoPro mounting options.

The most amazing thing about the Watershot PRO is the extreme depths it allows you to work at. You can dive up to 195 feet with the Watershot Pro, since the iPhone is fully suspended within the housing, ensuring the phone and screen are effectively shielded from impact and external pressure. It makes sense then that its price tag sits at around $190.

Dog & Bone Waterproof iPhone case

Keep your iPhone protected up to two meters while you shoot underwater with the sleek and stylish Dog & Bone Waterproof iPhone case!

This particular case is one of the slimmest waterproof and drop-proof cases out there, while the premium non-slip rubber band keeps your iPhone firmly in place as you like up that spectacular underwater snapshot.

The Dog & Bone Waterproof iPhone case comes with access to all buttons and ports while still protecting them, so you don't need to worry about any water leaking in and messing with your iPhone as you go deeper.

You can pick up the Dog & Bone Waterproof iPhone case in blue, electric orange, black, or silvertail for around $56.

LifeProof FRE Series Waterproof case

Lifeproof your iPhone with the LifeProof FRE SERIES Waterproof case and you'll be able to capture underwater memories with the click of a button.

This water and snow proof case can be fully submerged in two meters of water for up to an hour, making it perfect for filming a romp at the beach with friends, an underwater adventure while on vacation, or even you and your siblings doing handstands at your pool!

The LifeProof FRE Series Waterproof case comes with a one-year warranty, and pricing starts around $39 for the black model (other colors are more expensive).

You can pick up your very own LifeProof FRE Series Waterproof case in a variety of color combinations, including camo and orange, gray and green, pink and blue, black, purple, and turquoise.

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X

If you're really looking for a device that does it all without an additional case that you need to strap on, takes incredible photographs in wet and dry environments, and makes mobile shooting effortless, then you should probably pick up the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone Xs.

The phones themselves are water-resistant and can easily shoot photographs and videos underwater (although, Serenity learned the hard way that sometimes things don't always go as swimmingly as we can hope…).

Keep in mind that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X have an IP67 rating, which means that they can be submerged in up to one meter (or three feet) of water for about 30 minutes. So don't go too deep and don't think it'll last all day in the pool.

iPhone 8 starts at $649, the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $1059, and the iPhone X starts at $1319.

What's your waterproof favorite?!

Is there an iPhoneography-specific waterproof case that you simply can't get enough of?

Or do you think taking your iPhone underwater for any reason at all is just super risky and stupid?

Let us know in the comments below!

Updated August 2018: All options on this list are still the best of the best! Happy shooting!

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