The Real Cost of Scuba Diving

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-07-11T17:26:19Z

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Camera Equipment

Once you have perfected your buoyancy skills underwater, you'll likely want to capture images of beautiful reefs, caves, fish and perhaps even shipwrecks. You'll need a camera that's (obviously) waterproof, as well as shockproof, crush-proof and even delete-proof so you don't accidentally lose photos. Best is a high-definition video camera with powerful wide-angle optical zoom lenses.

$146: Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 digital camera -- B&H Photo, New York

Running Tally: $6,422