I’m taking a break from finishing the last installment of my Coron travelogue to show off my awesome underwater photos. Actually, I ran smack into a huge wall of
writer’s blogger’s block. Plus, after weeks of not getting any event invites, it started coming in all at once, so I’m left with hardly any time to sleep and do personal stuff. And let’s not even get started on Plurk… evil, evil Plurk!
Gratuitous Plurk plugging aside, the one thing that I’ve been itching to blog about Coron are my experience with the Dicapac. Since I’ve been remiss at buying or borrowing ANY underwater camera for my February Butanding (Whale Shark) interaction trip, I made sure that I have at least ONE underwater camera for my Coron trip. Afterall, Coron is one of the best snorkeling and dive sites in the Philippines. I must have an underwater camera with me!
The DiCaPac (Digital Camera Pack) is a great and cheaper alternative to the expensive point and shoot camera cases. I was aghast when I first learned that a Canon underwater case for the A70 (my first digital camera) cost almost as much as the camera itself. When I found out that there’s a more affordable option in the form of the Dicapac, I was elated. Underwater photography, here I come!
Like most first time Dicapac user, I was skeptical about the performance of this product. Yet, I still bought it. When I opened the Dicapac package when I got home, I quickly tested the product to see if it really worked. I submerged the pack in a basin full of water, shook it vigorously, and put it under running water. After all that, I gingerly opened the pack, pointing the opening downwards, as instructed. Surprise, surprise! The paper inside the Dicapac was still dry! I was convinced, and set off for Coron with my Dicapac and Ixus 75, certain that I will get the underwater photos I wanted.
Coral reef at Siete Pecados. Photo taken by Ferdz
Okay, I may not have jaw dropping photos of corals, fishes and wrecks, but I have to say I’m very happy with the underwater photos that I was able to take in Coron. Then again, I have a model who was all too happy to pose.
(I just realized that I could’ve gone out and took photos of my neighborhood as Typhoon Frank ravages Metro Manila, with my camera inside my Dicapac, but rain almost always guarantee me staying indoors. So boo.)
More underwater shots taken with the Canon Ixus 75 and Dicapac WP-410:
Ferdz taking underwater photos with his Canon (gasp!) underwater camera.
Marc diving deeper at Kayangan Lake
The weird thing about this picture is that the horizon is diagonal, yet Eric is shooting straight up…
DiCaPac is locally available through JT Photoworld. The underwater case I used with my Canon Ixus 75, the WP-410 model, costs Php 1,950.
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