Jelly Fish Boquer Valley

Underwater Photography With A Plastic Pouch

Camera in a Bag

We are at best adequate photographers with budget equipment, and sufficiently forgetful in the mind to capture images of all the places we go. Long ago I decided that photography underwater would spoil the relaxed out of world feeling that I get whilst snorkelling around. So I have until now never bothered, this year I decided to give it a go.

My first task was to find a suitable camera. What I found rather astounded me. Almost all sub $600 cameras are designed with O-ring seal hatches where charge ports and SD cards reside. Looking at the reviews for these cameras literally all of them have reviews from people where their camera has flooded. This seems crazed to me.

So before investing I thought I would see what I could do with a plastic enclosure and old compact camera, a Canon IXUS 75. Here is a picture of the set up.

Canon camera in a DiCAPac WP 410 case

I used a DiCAPac WP-410 Underwater Case by the way. It still uses seals and an O-ring on the lens housing area, but I am only risking a 10 years old fairly cheap camera so who cares?

Switching the camera on and off is tricky because the button is small and recessed and the camera turns off by default to save power. However you can set up the software in the camera to stay on. It drains power but makes it much easer to use underwater.

The other issue I have is that I front crawl and never use flippers; I don’t like lugging them around. I use goggles and a tube. This means that the only place to attach a camera is my trunks via a long lanyard to prevent camera loss. There is nothing specifically designed to do what I want so I have cobbled together my own solutions.

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These pictures were taken in Majorca in a beautiful blue sea in bright light. I am told that in order to get more natural colour the light balance needs to be adjusted.


Links to More Snorkelling and Swimming


Portinatx Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza
Cala San Vincente Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Peurto Pollenca Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Ses Illetes Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Palma Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Soller Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Agios Stefanos And Kassiopi Snorkelling, Greece, Ionian Islands, Corfu
Alcudia Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Boquer Valley Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Calella De Palafrugell Snorkelling, Spain, Catalonia, Costa Brava
Corfu Town Snorkelling, Greece, Ionian Islands, Corfu
Formentor Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Santa Cruz Las Teresitas Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife
Los Cancajos Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, La Palma
Cala Blanca Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Menorca
Cagliari Bay Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, Cagliari
Ibiza Town Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza
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Paxos And Antipaxos Snorkelling, Greece, Ionian Islands, Paxos And Antipaxos
Kefallonia Snorkelling, Greece, Ionian Islands, Kefallonia
Pula Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, Pula
La Maddalena Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, La Maddalena
Isola Giardinelli Walking And Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, La Maddalena
Isola Caprera Walking And Snorkelling, Italy, Sardinia, La Maddalena
Las Galletas Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife
Las Palmas Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria
Tazacorte And Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, La Palma
Skiathos Snorkelling, Greece, Sporades Islands, Skiathos
Playa Blanca Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Lanzarote
Kamari And Santorini Snorkelling, Greece, Cyclades Islands, Santorini
Pinarellu Snorkelling, France, Corsica, Southern Corsica
Orkney Snorkelling, Scotland, Orkney Islands, Mainland
Valle Gran Rey Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, La Gomera
Alicante Snorkelling, Spain, Valencia, Alicante
El Campello And Snorkelling, Spain, Valencia, El Campello
Nerja Snorkelling, Spain, Andalusia, Nerja
Calvados Snorkelling, France, Normandy, Calvados
Colonia Sant Jordi Snorkelling, Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca
Orzola Snorkelling, Spain, Canary Islands, Lanzarote