Underwater images from Maui

This is my first time out with new underwater housing for my D300s. I love it, but have lots to learn still about underwater photography! It's a whole new world compared to the on-land stuff I'm used to. Learning to focus quickly and accurately is challenging - especially while controlling your buoyancy so you float level and calmly. Sea critters don't sit still very long either, so you don't have much time. I used an off-camera flash, which is pretty essential most of the time - and also challenging to get just right. I'm learning a lot and planning on getting better!

View my mini album here: http://bit.ly/9jLEi6