(Closed) camera for snorkeling and scuba diving

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We haven’t gone on our honeymoon yet but we registered for a cheap Kodak waterproof camera on our Target registry and my friend got it for us along with a flotation device you attach to the camera so you don’t lose it at the bottom of the ocean. We don’t have the camera yet as the wedding is still two weeks away so I can’t tell you how the pictures look or anything but the reviews were decent.

This is the camera: http://www.target.com/p/Kodak-Waterproof-C123-12MP-Digital-Camera-with-5x-Digital-Zoom-Red/-/A-13314743

This is the floaty: http://www.target.com/p/Olympus-Floating-Camera-Strap-Orange-for-850SW-and-1030SW-Models/-/A-10823006

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

something cheap won’t do. cameras underwater are very depth sensitive. They don’t work under lots of pressure. I spent 80 on an underwater camera. It only worked just under the surface, not at any sort of depth.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got an aquapac for my digital camera. http://usstore.aquapac.net/ It’s a waterproof pouch.  I was able to take pictures and videos using the camera that I had. I think the quality will be better than any of the disposables out there.   I did test it out to make sure it didn’t leak before putting my camera in it.  I bought it at my local REI store for about $16. 

Oh, I also used the pouch when I was on the beach, so my camera wouldn’t get sandy.

I highly recommend it.

ETA: Oh, I only used it when I was swimming and snorkling.  I don’t know how well it will do while scuba diving since I’m sure the pressure changes might affect it.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do either of you have an iPhone 4 or 4s? I bought a Lifeproof case before we left on our Honeymoon. It completely encases your phone so you can use your phone camera underwater. I was nervous about it at first but it really does work as long as you follow the directions. For $70 it was well worth the price. I plan on reusing the case once the Upstate, NY winter gets here. Ya never know when you’ll drop your phone into a snow bank!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I gave my husband a waterproof digital camera for his birthday…it was around $300 but worked great. It was a blue Canon Powershot D10. It was HIGHLY rated in Amazon.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Canon D10. It’s not the most conveniently sized but it’s great for what it’s for.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrstj2b: I took underwater ones and you couldn’t tell they were taken with the pouch. Let me see if I can find some pics from my hm.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you’re scuba diving, make sure you get a camera that will go that depth.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you just want a cheap solution, the Aquapac works well.  The only annoying thing is that the black rim seems to get in a lot of pictures sometimes if its not positioned just right.  It’s definitely better than a disposable.

I got this camera and really like it.  It’s got a nice wide angle, waterproof to 30 ft.

http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-Adventure-Waterproof-Digital-Wide-Angle/dp/B004MKNJEI

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