Why buy a Gates?

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Simple.  Durable.  Bulletproof.

Gates housings are machined from a solid block of 6061-T6 aluminum and simple, reliable stainless steel controls.  Exceptionally dependable.  Whatever your professional need -- Natural History, feature films, research, or broadcast TV -- you can rely on a Gates to work every day, every dive. There are no electronics that can fail in the humid salty air, no spares to carry and no batteries to worry about. This is why professionals never take a chance...they take a GATES!


No Compromises

Gates premium line of Precision Ports are the finest optics available for underwater imaging. A mark of excellence, Precision Ports are designed specifically for underwater use, manufactured to Gates standards, and virtually free of distortions and aberrations. In other words: no compromises. Your images are sharp and clear, corner to corner. Professional to amateur, super wide to macro, the Gates family of ports represent a variety of features and optical designs to suit a wide range of needs, conditions and experience. Remember, the best camera in the world can’t make up for poor optics.

Your success is our success

Gates housings come with the best customer service in the industry. Service can generally be done in 4-5 days and e-mails are always answered promptly. Phones are staffed 10 hours Monday to Friday and you are welcome to talk with anyone in Sales, Customer Service, Shipping, or Technical.

We're here to help. We've got your back.

Our Promise

Gates housings come with a 2 Year warranty that covers materials and workmanship. Peace of mind. And with an o-ring service every two years, the warranty is renewed. That means a Gates housing can truly have a lifetime warranty.


Since 1969, Gates has designed and manufactured the most reliable underwater housings in the world -- right here in San Diego, California. Commercial divers, marine researchers, professional videographers, salvage operators, military divers, film and TV producers, and recreational divers turn to Gates for the same reason: our "bulletproof" housings produce results 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s why they say: 

Don't Take a Chance...Take a GATES!