What's the best bet for a novice underwater photographer?
March 17, 2009 1:44 PM Subscribe
What kind of options are available for someone wanting to try out underwater photography?
posted by Flying Squirrel to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently got my open water PADI certification in New Zealand (thanks for the advice on my previous question, by the way -- it was a great course.)
I am heading to Thailand on Sunday for a three week holiday with a couple girlfriends. I'd like to do some scuba diving while I'm there and I'd like to take some underwater photos.
I guess I'm wondering what kind of options are available. I have a digital camera, but they don't make an underwater housing for it. Is it possible to buy a good camera/housing somewhere in Thailand?
I've seen that some dive shops teach underwater photography courses and sometimes rent cameras -- has anyone done this? Or is it best to just go with a disposable film camera?
I hope to do some more diving in Australia and New Zealand later this year, so it may be that getting a digital camera is worth it?
For those novice underwater photographers -- can you please give me some options on what is working for you? I just want to take some photos of all the amazing marine life and have some memories of these dives!