The wind died down a bit today, but it was still overcast and rained intermittently. It’s staring to look like the poor weather will be with us for a while, which is apparently very unusual for this time of year in Fiji.
Warwick Fiji Watersports
It rained a fair bit in the morning, so I continued to read my book in the covered lobby area. After lunch things improved a little and everyone hit the beach to kayak and paddle board while they could.
My shark dive is not weather affected and is still going ahead tomorrow, so I was keen to get into the water and get familiar with my new underwater camera setup, which includes the Sony RX100M4, a Meikon housing and ys-03 strobe.
Warwick Fiji Snorkeling
There is a protected bay area with reef right of the beach at The Warwick Fiji, which is perfect for beginners and people testing new cameras. The fish are a little wary, probably due to the amount of go-pros poked at them every day, but there are plenty of them about.
I’m interested in taking half in/half out shots which combine underwater shots with out of water landscapes, but with my small setup things need to be just about perfect, and this was not the case today so I had no success.
Although there were plenty of colourful reef fish around, most of them wouldn’t let me get close enough to get good photos, until I came across a colony of clown fish towards the end of my dive. I took the above shot, and a bit of video I will try to post tonight if I can.
I can see I still need to work on my strobe placement as I picked up a bit of backscatter in the water, which I think can be reduced.
Snorkeling at The Warwick Fiji
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