The Sony DSC-p5 costs approx $150 on Ebay web page
The underwater housing was also purchased on Ebay for approx $140 web page
The most expensive item was the flash, which cost approx $600, however made the photos this trip. To compare the difference in quality, look at the Grand Cayman trip photos at the web site web page
from last year, when we used the built-in flash.
Even with the built-in flash, the photos were good. For approx $300 (excuding the new flash), you can get set up with great digital camera and underwater housing good to 135 feet. Ebay was the best place to find the goods!!!! With the digital, you can see how the photos turn out while your underwater and take another if they do not!!!
Please do not side track this post with a discussion on the merits of the different types of digital cameras....We did alot of research and found for the "price", this combination suited our needs.....and we thought the photos would be enjoyed by our friends on this site!!!!!!!Enjoy and as Capt Jeff says...live the dream!