The underwater photo equipment that you pack is what you have to use on your trip - for better or worse.
Our expeditions generally have a clear focus. We will either focus on grand underwater environments like Silfra in Iceland or on the large creatures under the surface, like the humpbacks at Silverbanks. In these instances, and ones similar to these, you will be best suited with a good wide angle solution for your underwater camera. On the other hand, should you be offered to do some world-class diving in the unique Lembeh Straights in Indonesia, you will want to have a macro lens for those close-up shots.
No matter where your holiday takes you, it is always a good idea to have underwater equipment for both wide angle and close-up shots with you.
What is necessary to take with you comes down to a negotiation with yourself.
At the same time that the airlines are becoming more strict with the amount of kilos that you are able to check-in, the price for an extra bag has gotten slightly cheaper with quite a few flight companies. You can pack certain things in a hard and shock-resistant bag/box that can be placed within your checked-in baggage, or as a separate piece of baggage, but the majority of your camera will need to go in your hand baggage in order to avoid the worst of the impacts and low temperatures. Below you will find a helpful list of underwater photography items that we think that you should think about before departing on your Exposure Expedition trip.
Think about what you want to photograph and test your equipment in advance!
Take some time and think about the type of photography that you would like to do while on your holiday so that you can choose the right equipment. Even more important is that you have tested the equipment ahead of time so that you know that it works. Don't forget to bring your camera manual in order to solve problems while away, something that can most likely be downloaded onto a laptop, iPad or telephone.