Point of View HD Underwater Imaging


New to the Gates ‘bulletproof’ underwater imaging lineup, the HMR10 and HCK10 POV (Point of View) housings are perfect for those distinctive applications where distance viewing and/or small camera size are important. Like getting up close and personal with a Great White. Inspecting the next Cenote passage? Or how about capturing Surf Crabs in 6in / 15 cm of water? The HMR10/HCK10 housings let you shoot remarkable HD image quality, too from a distance of up to 60ft / 20m.

Gates legendary reliability is inherent in this POV kit, ready to capture your finest undersea images 24/365. Reliability, durability, dependability – the Gates hallmark for over 40 years.

Don't take a chance…. take a Gates!

Compatible cameras: Panasonic HMR10 Recorder, HCK10 Camera

Key Features

Durable Feature #2


"Bulletproof" machined aluminum, black type III hard anodize finish and sealed with a nickel-acetate process.

POV Cables 3w 150dpi

60ft / 20m Cable Separation

between camera and recorder with tough protection against jagged edges shark teeth.

Simplicity = Reliability  

POV Camera 3x3 150dpi

Glove fit, configurable shell

for a myriad of used that require distance and / or small size.

HD-SDI Cable 3Wx150dpi

HD-SDI Surface Feed

For topside viewing and recording (optional).

Seal Check II Index Page R1

Seal Check II

Verify housing integrity before entering the water.  (optional)

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2 year warranty

Professional 2-Year Warranty

Only Gates offers a professional 2-year, renewable warranty on all housings.

Flip Filter XA25 3x3 150dpi

HIgh Performance Precision Ports

The GP25A Wide Angle Port provides wide angle coverage and 50% zoom through support.


Controls (All Mechanical)
  • Power
  • Record/Standby
  • Mode
  • User
  • Menu
  • Adjust +/-
  • Set
  • Navigation (up/down/left/right)


  • 4.9" D x 15.2" H x 4.7" W ” (without handles)
  • 12.5 cm x 38.6 cmx 12 cm (39cm)


  • 8.6" D x 3.0" H x 3.1" W ” (without handles)
  • 21.8 cm x 7.6 cm 7.9 cm (without handles)
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized finish.
  • Stainless steel hardware.
Weight in Air


  • 10 lbs / 4.5 kg (with recorder)


  • 3 lbs / 1.3 kg (with camera +SP25 Port)
Weight in Water
  • Slightly Negative
Depth Rating
  • 450 feet / 137 meters
  • Accommodates VWVBG260PP1 Panasonic Battery

Port Options

The best camera in the world can't make up for poor optics. Poor optical design and materials introduce ‘image killers’ – distortions, aberrations, degraded resolution, or vignetting.  Gates family of Precision Ports are sharp and clear: the finest optics for the finest underwater images.  No image killers.

Professional to amateur, super wide to macro, Gates Precision Ports suit a wide range of needs, conditions and experience. Of course all ports are backed by our legendary customer support and the same standard of excellence expected of all Gates products.

FP25 3W 150dpi

Flat (Macro) Port FP25

A simple, versatile port, the FP25 is ideal for medium to macro imaging.  Diopters on the camera increase magnification for even smaller subjects.

Versatile Fish

The FP25 allows full camera zoom support for medium to macro imaging. 

Field Servieceable Element FP32B
Field Replaceable

The FP25 element is user-changeable in the field.

Close Up Kit
Macro Imaging

For tiny critters, the FP25 is perfect for use with close up lenses like +1, +2 and +4 diopters.

  • Optical grade Acrylic / Perspex
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture:
  • 2.2in / 55mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
Optical Notes
  • Flat ports reduce Field of View (FOV) by 20% underwater.
SP25 3W 150dpi

Standard (Dome) Port SP25

The SP25 is a classic dome design that preserves camera field of view (FOV) underwater. The acrylic (perspex) element is field serviceable / replaceable.

Classic Design

A simple dome element port that preserves the camera FOV at wide angles.  

Field Servieceable Element SP32B
Field Serviceable

Field Serviceable and replaceable dome element.

Dome Material
  • Acrylic / Perspex.  Field serviceable / replaceable.
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture:
  • 2.2in / 55mm
Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 8in / 203mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
Optical Notes
  • The  SP25 Dome Port is generally compatible with cameras only at full wide. Depending on the camera, it provides little or no zoom through zoom support.
GP25A 3W 150dpi

Wide Angle Port GP25A

A practical 'all in one' port, the GP25A performance ranges from Dolphins to Nudibranchs.  A Gates workhorse.  The optical acrylic (perspex) outer dome element is field serviceable / replaceable.

Wide Angle Imaging

At the wide end, the GP25A provides up to 80° diagonal FOV.   

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High Performance

The GP32A  supports 50% of the HCK10 camera zoom range.

Al Shells 3x3 150dpi
Tough and Durable

A workhorse port, the GP32A has an aluminum shell and acrylic outer dome.  Depth rating 450' / 137m, 

Field Servieceable Element SP32B
Field Serviceable

Field Serviceable and replaceable dome element.

Dome Material
  • Acrylic / Perspex.  Field serviceable / replaceable.
Magnification / Field of View (FOV):
  • 0.8X / ~80-100° Field of View (Dependent on camera).
Replaceable Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 8in / 203mm.
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m.


Optional Accessories

Carry Handle

Carry Handle

Easy grip, transport and handling.

Water Alarm

Water Alarm

An extra measure beyond Seal Check, the Gates Water Alarm is provides both visible and audible warnings.  The siren is coupled directly to the housing shell and resonates directly to the water, rendering it unmistakable to a diver.

HD-SDI Cable 3Wx150dpi

HD-SDI Surface Feed

Need topside monitoring?  50 to over 300 feet of high speed SDI is available. Certified coaxial cable and gold contact bulkhead connectors.



New Gates underwater lights available in 2014.  

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Diver Comm Input

Diver communications capture on-camera.


Seal Check

Verify housing integrity before entering the water.  A Gates original. 




Special modifications are routine. You really can have it ‘just the way you like’.