Instead of going to the pool this morning I decided to have a snorkel adventure – perfect opportunity to try my new underwater camera from Chunky and Ruth.
I decided to walk along the beach to Ramon’s dock and check out how the artificial reef is doing. Haven’t been in the ocean for way too long (last time I remember snorkeling there was with DCG)
I miss the big palapa at the end of the dock, but they have a proper ladder now which makes it easier for those who want to go in right from the end of the dock, instead of swimming from shore. It’s a pretty good free snorkel spot, and very close to town.
I still have to play around with my camera some more and see how different settings work underwater – for now I just went with auto. It was a bit hard to tell how my pictures were turning out under water as the screen was hard to see, but I managed okay for my first try.
Ruthie said the camera is a battery hog but did not find myself running short of battery life. I had put rechargeable ones in, so I was able to practice deleting as I went along. Also found a short cut for that in the manual yesterday. Another good tip I got in the manual was to keep a silica pack inside the battery area when the camera is not in use.
Small downside of today’s adventure – I lost my snorkel on the way home. I retraced my steps as soon as I noticed but could not find it anywhere.
My first underwater pictures with a digital camera…