Snorkeling is a fantastic activity. There is nothing quite as fun as exploring an underwater world while you are on holiday. Exploring beautiful reefs, vast numbers of fish species and seeing rare species like sea turtles while you are taking a swim in cool crisp waters is absolutely amazing. The only downside to snorkeling is that getting great photographs of this type of activity is tough. It isn’t easy to get great photographs of yourself or of friends as they swim in the sea, it isn’t easy to capture beautiful sea creatures on camera and it isn’t easy to haul your camera gear along when you are enjoying yourself with snorkeling. Here are a few tips to help you take great photographs on your next snorkeling adventure;
Go with a tour group
One of the best ways to get great photographs of your snorkeling adventure is by joining up with a snorkeling group. El Cielo Cozumel tours are the best possible snorkeling tour group to consider because this tour will take you to all of the most beautiful reefs in Cozumel. The tour group supplies customers with all snorkeling gear and will even take you out by boat so you can get to all of those breathtaking underwater views. The biggest reason to use this group is of course so you can get a few images of yourself as you snorkel. When you tour as a group there are plenty of others who can snap pictures for you so you will be included in your own adventure shots without having to use those annoying selfie sticks.
Get a good underwater camera
You probably want to capture a few of those beautiful sea creatures for your scrapbook, right? Well, you will have to get a good quality underwater camera if you want to get pictures of the fish and reefs. The good news is that you can now get a relatively good underwater camera at a relatively affordable price. Cameras like the Olympus Tough TG-5 allow you to dive up to 15m deep and give you 12MP quality photos. The Nikon Coolpix W300 takes 16MP quality photos and allows you to dive up to 30m underwater. The Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 are a 16.1MP camera that you can use for photography up to 13m underwater. You can also use this type of camera to get a few great looking beach photographs.
Take photos with the flash on
It is quite tricky to take underwater photographs because light often doesn’t reach the reefs quite as good. Take underwater photos with the flash on or use an underwater flashlight.
Snorkel with the bare minimum
If you want your hands free for photographs then you need to snorkel with the bare minimum on your person. This is also why a snorkeling charter is such a good solution. You can leave all your valuables on the boat and snorkel all you like without having to worry about your gear.
With these tips, you should already be able to improve your snorkeling photographs quite a lot and you will be able to capture great memories of the trip for a long time to come.