Mako Shark

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The Mako Shark is a basic underwater camera designed in the 1950s by Jordan Klein[1] and later marketed by fitness- and dive-equipment supplier Healthways. The body is made from a bakelite-like plastic, and the squat cylindrical shape allows the back to be screwed into place with a waterproof seal.

Versions exist with or without front-panel contacts for flash sync[2] and the color may be gray or black, with red accents. The camera's optics, shutter, and film-holder are taken from a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera[3] meaning the Mako Shark is also a fixed focus camera using 620 film.

This camera design was reworked into the Nemrod Siluro, which was manufactured in the 1960s in Spain.


  1. US Patent 2,865,271 via Google Patents
  2. Catalog No. 1950 is the flash-equipped version; while No. 1951 lacks the flash contacts.
  3. Photographs from eBay auction #161819189050, among others online, confirm this