We Show You How To Ace Underwater Photography

Take better photos of marine life the next time you snorkel or dive

By Samantha Francis


Get creative with shots that feature scenes from above and below water.


The appeal of the underwater world lies in its endless mysteries. From the rich and boundless marine life to the freedom of feeling weightless in its depths.

As a diver or snorkeller, photography is a great way to immortalise the beauty of the sea. Here are five tips for stunning underwater photography for your next trip into the blue.

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1. Choose The Right Filter

Don’t be surprised if you find your underwater shots looking dull and green. What you need are the right filters to correct the loss of colour and contrast due to depth. The first consideration in choosing a dive filter is the sort of water you’re using it in.


In most instances, red filters are used for blue and tropical waters, while magenta filters are used for green waters. Secondly, depending on the depth of your intended dive, there are several filters of different intensity to choose from. Low intensity filters are suitable for shallow waters (snorkelling) whereas high intensity filters should be used for deep waters (diving).

Try: Backscatter Flip3.1 Side and Top Flip Combo Pack with shallow, dive and deep filters ($220).

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