Pro HD in a Rugged Compact Traveller


The Gates XA10 housing continues the highly popular 5.5in/14cm diagonal window feature for wide viewing angles of the big 3.5” diagonal camera LCD – your built-in hi resolution widescreen viewfinder. The Canon XA10 and HF-G10 cameras have native 1920x1080 sensors which means pro-quality underwater HD images and superior low light performance when paired with Gates Precision Ports. The Gates XA10 housing provides reliable fingertip mechanical control and access to all camera functions: Simply slide the Canon remote inside the shell and White Balance, Tele Converter and all embedded menu functions are readily available.

Reliability, durability, dependability – the Gates hallmark for over 40 years.  Experts know that failure is not an option, so they never take a chance…. they take a Gates!

Compatible cameras: Canon XA10 / HF-G10 / HF-G20

Key Features

Durable Feature #2


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

Mechanica Controls XA25 3x3 150dpi

Simple, reliable field serviceable controls

User friendly controls are 100% mechanical -- no complicated mechanisms or electronics to fail.

Simplicity = Reliability  

LCD Window 2

LCD Window

Is your big, built-in viewfinder with wide viewing angles.

High Performance optics 2

High Performance Precision Ports

The GP32A Wide Angle port / Canon camera combination provides 100° wide angle coverage and 50% zoom through support -- optical performance *not* found on a DSLR.

Insert Remote 3Wx150dpi

Full Menu Access

Via the Canon IR remote embedded into the housing.

2 year warranty

Professional 2-Year Warranty

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

Flip Filter XA25 3x3 150dpi

Internal Flip Filter

for color correction is standard.

Field Service Icon

Field Serviceable

Gates products are nearly 100% serviceable in the field.  


Controls (All Mechanical)
  • Power
  • Record/Standby
  • Zoom
  • Internal Flip Color Correction Filter
  • Photo
  • Assignable x2
  • White Balance / Tele Macro / Menu (via IR remote)
  • Custom Dial (Manual Focus / Exposure)
  • 9.5" D x 6.8" H x 11.1" W ” (15.1" w/handles)
  • 24 cm x 16 cm x 30 cm (38cm)
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized finish.
  • Stainless steel hardware.
Weight in Air
  • Dry: 11.3 lbs / 5.1 kg (w/camera & GP32A Port)
Weight in Water
  • Slightly negative
Depth Rating
  • 450 feet / 137 meters
  • Accommodates all batteries up to BP-827

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.

FP32B 3W 150dpi

Flat (Macro) Port FP32A

A simple, versatile port, the FP32A is ideal for medium to macro imaging.  Close up lenses on the camera increase magnification for even smaller subjects.

Versatile Fish

The FP32A allows full camera zoom support for medium to macro imaging. 

Field Servieceable Element FP32B
Field Replaceable

The FP80 element is user-changeable in the field.

Close Up Kit
Macro Imaging

For tiny critters, the FP32A is perfect for use with close up lenses like +1, +2 and +4 diopters.

  • Optical grade Acrylic / Perspex
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture:
  • 2.8in / 71mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
Optical Notes
  • Flat ports reduce Field of View (FOV) by 20% underwater.
SP32B 3W 150dpi

Standard (Dome) Port SP32A

The SP32A 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:
  • 2.8in / 71mm
Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 6in / 152mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
Optical Notes
  • The  SP32A Dome Port is generally compatible with cameras only at full wide. Depending on the camera, it provides little or no zoom through zoom support.
GP32A 3X 150dpi

Wide Angle Port GP32A

A practical 'all in one' port, the GP32A performance ranges from Mantas to Nudibranchs.  A Gates workhorse.  The optical acrylic (perspex) outer dome element is field serviceable / replaceable.

100° Wide Angle Imaging

At the wide end, the GP32A provides 100° diagonal FOV with the XA25.   

High Performance optics 2
High Performance

The GP32A  supports 50% of the XA20 / HF-G10 / HF-G20 camera zoom range.

Al Shells 2 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


Color Filters

Filters are available for different applications.  Contact Gates for details.  

Water Alarm

Water Alarm

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.

XA25 Tripod

Gates Tripod

Extensible legs from 7 to 18" collapse down close to the housing when not in use.



New Gates underwater lights available in 2014.  

Carry Handle

Carry Handle

Easy grip, transport and handling.

Seal Check II Index Page R1

Seal Check II

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

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