Firstly, there’s the question of staying dry or getting wet. This is really up to you, but for the purpose of this article, we will focus on staying dry to avoid getting into the intricacies and details of aqua photography.
The first thing to look at is your equipment.
As you’ll be shooting from afar, it is essential that you select a powerful telephoto lens. Something with a focal length of 300 mm or 400 mm will give you a greater advantage. The next item of course, is a sturdy tripod. As you’ll be shooting object in the distance, avoiding camera shake is paramount. Finally, anything that can protect you and the camera from the elements is a huge plus. Remember that sea water is more corrosive than fresh water, so be sure to take extra precautions near the sea.