I've never been in the water with them.... It's COLD!
I suppose you could use a waterproof p/s camera on a pole and stick that into the water, but how would you trigger it?
They are not aggressive.... The ones we caught were a bit more than a foot long. Once you pull them out of the water they spray.... a stream that goes three or four feet. If you shoot from ten feet away you probably won't get a drop on the camera....
We jiggled at night.... They were attracted to the lights..... I'm not sure that's legal any more, you might be going out in the day... I'd ask...
It is definitely at night time - jigging - a word I have never used before, and if you had asked me a couple of weeks ago what it meant I would have presumed it was a type of dance. Maybe it is.
They look much better in the ocean when they are alive and very much better than they look on a plate. :-) This was made with a 40D in a housing in the waters off of Komodo, Indonesia. Not to worry, you will have a blast. “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
That's a terrific shot, Steve, well done! Did you manage to shoot a few of the Komodo Dragons on land too?