Optical Ocean Sales: Welcoming New Partners and Announcing New Store Location

Optical Ocean Sales, LLC is excited to announce the addition of two new partners, Gina Lusardi and Guy Carter. They join Jack Connick, founder and president, as owners, to continue to provide top-quality underwater photography expertise, travel information and personalized service. Optical Ocean Sales, LLC is also proudly opening their new showroom at 2100 Westlake Ave North, Suite 102 - conveniently located just minutes away from their previous location!

Collectively, Gina and Guy bring 15 years of travel, 10 years of photography and 6 years of professional dive experience to the Optical Ocean Sales Team. Well-known in the industry, Jack Connick continues as CEO to guide the business with his 45 years of diving and photography experience. This ownership expansion is aimed at further strengthening Optical Ocean Sales to ensure its long-term success.

As a life-long ocean advocate and photographer, Gina started developing her underwater portfolio in Hawaii filming manta rays while completing a Bachelor’s in fine art photography. Gina also completed a Master’s degree in marine conservation while living in Scotland. Guy fell in love with the ocean at a young age, learning to dive in the Red Sea at age eleven. After meeting in 2014, Gina and Guy spent 5 years traveling and working together as professionals in the dive industry. Now, as partners and owners, “We hope to bring our enthusiasm and dedication to teaching and education to Optical Ocean Sales,” Gina says.

For over 17 years, Optical Ocean Sales has been a leading underwater photography equipment store, supplying everything from housings and lighting to a huge array of trays, mounts and spares. They specialize in unique, ready-to-go system packages created from their extensive experience for different price levels and intended usage. Optical Ocean is a dealer for top brands such as Nauticam, Olympus, Ikelite, Sea & Sea, Gates, Light & Motion, Kraken Sports, Big Blue, Saga Dive, Cinebags and more.

An extensive range of items are available online at OpticalOceanSales.com. Their webstore has industry-leading shopping features such as easily accessible product feature comparisons that allow the user to access all the details of products. The webstore is based on diver education and their Underwater Photography Resource Center features Guide Articles, Handbooks, Reviews and Tips. They also lead Underwater Photo Expeditions to far-ranging locals such as the South Pacific, the Red Sea, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Local and visiting divers will find the same great selection of underwater photography equipment at its showroom conveniently located on Lake Union at 2100 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 102 in Seattle, Washington. The Optical Ocean team is available by phone, email or Zoom meeting M-F 10-4 and Saturday 12-4. Temporary store hours during Covid-19 are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10-4. In-store Appointments are available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The sales team will provide updates on any changes on their website and via email. Please subscribe to the Optical Ocean Sales email list for more information regarding equipment, trips, news and classes.

Optical Ocean Sales, LLC
2100 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98109
1-800-359-1295/ +1 206-284-1142

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