The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa gets 5 stars for many reasons, one of them being the snorkeling. They have the most wonderful coral and reefs. There’s no need to pay for a snorkeling excursion while here, simply walk outside your bungalow, throw on your gear, and hop right in!
I’m also going to talk about the cameras I used, since a bunch of you are asking about it.
I was pleasantly surprised by the GoPro. We LOVED it. We have the GoPro Hero 4 Silver. I love it because of the back touchscreen. It was PERFECT. The video/photo came out great every time, and I didn’t have to do any adjusting. It’s literally just point and shoot. The only downside to the GoPro in general is that you have to purchase a lot of accessories, and they aren’t cheap. However, I think we made great use out of everything we got, and will continue doing so. It’s a great purchase.
Sony RX100 M3
Overall, I was a little disappointed with the Sony RX100 M3 camera when it came to underwater. But I loved it otherwise. The underwater photos looked great on the screen, but then for some reason they washed out once they got transferred to my computer. If I didn’t see the way the GoPro underwater shots came out I would have thought these were still good. But compared to watching the GoPro video, where the color and everything held up perfectly, the Sony RX100 M3 underperformed. This could be my fault too, as I did nothing but take the camera off it’s auto setting. Then again, that’s why I got this camera instead of the Sony a6000. I’m just not even close to being a pro, which I felt like you needed to be in order to really get the most of the a6000 camera. I did get this underwater housing for the RX100 M3, and even purchased the dome port extension, but maybe I needed strobes or something as well? Who knows. I actually ended up scratching the dome on some coral, and it’s now rendered useless. So that’s kind of annoying.
Anyway, I ended up nixing all my Sony underwater photos, just because the screen grabs from the GoPro video came out SO MUCH BETTER. Check them out below!