Options For Swimming With Whales

Started Jul 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rmark Contributing Member • Posts: 794
Re: My two cents.

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1.Any DSLR in a ridged (ikelite, etc) housing would very difficult to use while snorkeling, since you will not be able to achieve neutral buoyancy . They require a fair amount of practice to operate in water.

2.Forget about soft flexible bag housing. might be ok in boat or surf though

3. Consider a buoyancy device while snorkeling. You won't need a BCD, but they make small inflatable collars. This way you can concentrate on the shot without having to tread water while composing etc.

4.I use a housed DSLR with dual synced strobes when scuba diving, when snorkeling I use a Canon G10 in the Canon case, no external strobe needed. You will have plenty of light down to about 5 feet. The small canon housings can be held and used one handed, probably the same for Olympus P&S housings as well.

Anyway, have fun, maybe make a movie of the whales?

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