Keith was a fantastic instructor, very patient and clear when teaching me all the skills needed to dive safely while still having lots of fun. Huge thanks Keith!
Here are a few practice shots on my first actual open water dive since I did my introduction to diving on Rota island a few years back while on assignment there for Outdoor Japan Magazine. (See image above taken on Canon G9 also got a double page spread in a Chinese island travel magazine.
These shots were taken with the Canon S95 and Canon housing.
+David Orr and with the Ikelite Canon 5DII housing at Cape Maeda.
Although the visibility wasn't that great it was a great feeling to be able to shoot the fish from their level and not be in a rush to get back to the surface for air every few seconds as I always have done when snorkeling with the housing. I feel pretty much like a total beginner photographer still right now while shooting underwater but having a blast exploring the amazing underwater compositions and watching all the sea life around me. An amazing feeling once I learned to relax a bit more down there.