Tips For Taking Underwater Photos

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The Great Barrier Reef is a photographer’s delight - a visual feast of colour amid corals and the greatest diversity of marine life anywhere in the world. Here are a few tips from the Indepth photo crew to help you capture your memories.

  • For best colour, stay shallow and keep the sun behind you.
  • For more colour, use a camera with a flash, maximum range is usually 1m (3ft).
    When shooting photos from the semi-submersible, hold the camera lens against the window and take photos when the corals are close.
  • If you have a waterproof digital camera, select the underwater mode for best results.
  • Protect the reef; be careful not to damage corals when taking photos underwater.

Underwater digital cameras are available for hire aboard Quicksilver Outer Reef and Low Isles Cruises, Great Adventures Outer Reef cruises and Silver Series cruises.