Wide variety of underwater cameras for scuba diving and snorkeling. Great selection including economical reusable cameras to high end digital cameras with external strobes and lights.
HOW TO CHOOSE AN UNDERWATER CAMERA:
Use: For snorkeling, a depth rating of approximately 20-25ft is sufficient for a snorkeling camera. For scuba diving, a depth rating of approximately 130ft is sufficient as this is recreational limits for scuba diving.
Strobes & Lights: For shallow depths, such as with snorkeling, a flash is not necessary as there is a lot of reflection from the sand and extra light will over-expose your photos. Beyond 20 feet, an external flash (for photos) and external light (for video) is preferred to improve the colors in the photo and reduce backscatter.
Lenses: A macro lens will allow better focusing in a close-up situation. A fish-eye or wide-angle lens will allow for a wide field of view.
Filter: A colored filter for scuba diving or snorkeling will add back the vibrant colors and reduce the blues and greens.
Trays & Arms: A tray is the flat piece that a camera will sit on and attach to allowing for arms to be attached for lights and strobes.