Some big news in the world of underwater photography as Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo has become the official distributor in North America of Olympus underwater products. Here's the official press release:
Olympus has named Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo as the distributor to serve the dive/watersports industry in North America and the Caribbean. Backscatter, which has been a leading retailer of Olympus products for the last several years, will lend its expertise as it supports the growing network of dealers and dive shops who sell Olympus underwater accessories across the region.
“Olympus has long been a supporter of underwater photography, having developed one of the first housings for a compact digital camera. Weʼre thrilled to take over distribution of this product line for the dive and watersports industry,” said Jim Decker, Backscatter CEO. “In the past few years Olympus has shown a renewed commitment to the dive market with their PEN and tough series lines. We look forward to working with Olympus, dive shops, and dealers. Weʼll also be distributing third party accessories so our dealers will be able to offer to their customers a complete ready to dive underwater camera system.”
“Backscatter has always shown industry leading expert knowledge of underwater photography and Olympus products,” said Stacey Wenner, Associate Product Manager at Olympus. "We are delighted to have them as our key partner in supplying Olympus cameras and underwater products to our dive and watersports dealer network.”