| At some point every diver thinks, would it not be nice to have some good pictures of what I have seen. Underwater photography can add a whole new dimesnion to your diving. The question of how serious to get about ubderwater photography is a very personal question, and really depends on how much you like photography and also what budget you have available to you for a camera setup. An underwater camera setup can be as simple as a disposable camera encased in a plastic camera shell, which only goes down to 10 meters (it is quite surprising what shots can be gained from these underwater camera). It can also be a proper special underwater camera with full lighting strobes and battery packs. There is a whole range of camera setups between these two extremes, and only the level of underwater photography that you the diver wishes to engage in can determine the correct setup for you.
One item worth considering is, a special underwater camera or an above water camera with an waterproof casing for your specific model. Several of the new digital cameras work very well with waterproof underwater casings and offer a good option for Joe Average camera buff. Whatever photography setup you end up going for, it will add something extra to your diving.