I've got over 600 logged dives, mostly in the Caribbean and Hawaii, but I never got into photography. The cameras and equipment were very expensive, took up a lot of room on the dive boat, took forever to get set up, and still produced a mostly blue picture. Well, that has sure changed! For about $500, I got a new Sealife DC1400, a 14 megapix camera with 5X optical zoom and 720p HD video. Plus, the appropriate white balance corrections for diving or snorkeling. All the photos (and videos) still require post-processing, but the camera does produce a good image to start post-processing.