ASL Splash Bag



Available worldwide and in NYC for rental, the ASL Splash Bag underwater splashbag (housing) suits the NEW Arri Alexa 35Arri Alexa, Amira, MINI LF, Venice, Phantom line of cameras, and various other cameras. Plus some film cameras including, but not limited to, Aaton and Arri 16mm cameras, Aaton Penelope and ARRI 235 35mm cameras and other full-sized digital and film cameras with small, horizontal magazines. Also compatible with Arri WCU-4 or Preston MDR 2 & MDR 3 Lens Control Systems.

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  • The Americans
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Royal Pains amongst many others too numerous to list them all.


  • Internal Dimensions: 26″(L) X 9″(H) X 8″(W)
  • Includes a 5″ external, waterproof 3G-SDI viewfinder powered from the camera’s power supply via a DTap
  • Super tough, yet flexible material
  • Flat port optics
  • Removable internal camera plate with O’Connor flange doubles as production camera plate
  • Adjustable removable handgrip system
  • Easily mounts onto a tripod or remote head
  • Three watertight cable gland ports
  • Purge and intake valves to balance air pressure and refresh air to remove heat and humidity
  • Shoulder pad
  • Optional filter tray holds two 4×5.65″ filters and offers full 360° rotation

NOTE: We cannot assess whether your equipment will fit in the housing. To check if your camera and lens will fit, please see if it fits within these dimensions (but not too small of course): 26″(L) X 9″(H) X 8″(W)


  • Underwater Cinematographer
  • Splashbag Technician
  • Filter Stage Assembly for the ASL Splash Bag and Compact ASL Splash Bag It holds two 4 x 5.65″ filters and offers full 360° rotation
  • Optional WCU-4 Lens Control or Preston MDR 2 & 3 Lens Control (Please specify upon quote request)
  • External surface feed video-out BNC cable preinstalled
  • iTorch Video Pro7 Underwater Light
  • BigBlue Vl8300 Underwater Video Lights
  • VL1800 Dive Light
  • Diver recall/Underwater speaker system for voice comm or music
  • OTS MK7 Buddyline System
  • OTS MK2-DC1 underwater comm system
  • OTS STX-101 wireless underwater comm system


Q: Do I need to hire and operator or technician?
A: While it is not necessary, it is recommended. Shooting underwater requires experience. Not only for the environment that you are shooting in, but also in dealing with equipment that has the potential to get damaged do to the environment. Experienced crew know what to look for and how to manage camera gear in wet environments.  They know how to prepare the housing so that the camera does not damage it or cause a failure & to look for possible water entry points. Our operators have years of experience with splashbags and housings of every type. This experience in the long run can save you valuable production time and costs. If you chose to operate it yourself, please provide yourself plenty of time to familiarize yourself with it, as well as testing it to insure that everything works and seals properly.

Q: What special connector do I use from the regulator in order to cycle fresh air through the ASL Splash Bag via its intake valve?
A: A scuba low pressure breather hose quick connect.

Q: How deep can the ASL Splash Bag be submerged?
A: 3-4ft max. We always suggest and recommend a hard case housing anytime submerging more than a couple of feet.

Q: Can a wireless follow focus and/or video transmitter be used?
A: Maybe, but it probably might not work through water; only at or above the water level. We cannot say for sure if any particular system will work properly or at all.

Q: How do I get the ASL Splash Bag to submerge more?
A: You can carefully add some weight to the inside of the bag if necessary: ex. a dive belt weight wrapped in a soft towel.

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Without Lens Control, WCU-4, Preston MDR2, Preston MDR3

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