Underwater photography is becoming much more accessible to divers.
Many things have changed as the digital age has come upon us. Being a pro or a novice taking pictures has become easier and cheaper. As an amateur photographer myself I would like to show how diving in Palau Sardinia has some great photo opportunity. We have around 40 dive sites around Palau Sardegna and the underwater life is a profound mix of marine life. OK we are not the tropics but the Med is not dead. As the old saying goes. Especially around Palau Sardinia our marine parks joins the marine park of Lavezzi Corsica, we have the chance of having macro and wide angle photos.
The average visibility is around 30 meters and can also get up to 40 meters so for the wide angle lovers we have some great angles with the big groupers of Lavezzi, school of Barracudas at Washington or the Angelika ship wreck.
Below are a few examples of some photo, These photos were taken with a Digital SLR, fish eye lens and two strobes. As for the fish eye lens I use the Tokina 10-17 with twin inon Z240 strobes. In our webpage you will find some beautiful underwater photos taken by J. Cohen. E. Pati, K. Brussard and Vinny Apuzzo. Also check Alex Mustard home page. All the cameras used are great but you don’t need a high end camera to get good photos.
At Nautilus Diving Center we have Compact cameras to rent we use the Fujifilm finepix F80, this camera has some great aut omatic settings the EXR setting allow you to shot in automatic and it will choice the best possible setting for the shot.
Macro which is one my favourite modes off taking pictures, we have some great opportunities in Sardinia as we have an array of life from sea horses, blennies, nudibranchs and much more so the chances are vast for macro lovers.
So for you avid photographers out there why not come and see how wonderful Palau Sardinia is underwater. And for those of you who want to give it a try why not come a take a photography course. The Padi Digital photography course gives you a chance to learn the basics of lighting F stops and shutter speeds so you can excel in your underwater pictures. The course takes two days so why not join in the digital madness.