Cynthia bought an inexpensive underwater camera. It boasts many really, really annoying features such as inability to recall dates if one replaces the batteries, short battery life, focus issues, and image numbering issues. Still, my gal spends HOURS taking shots with it, hoping that one in ten will be decent. She loves taking shots of all the interesting critters and, especially, shots of new fish. Later, she pages through her books to find names... and then we TRY to remember them. At least we are getting decent at saying "well, that is a filefish", but we wonder what kind, then look it up, and try to remember it.
It definitely adds another dimension to diving to be able to identify various species. So many!
A blue-headed wrasse..
And shellfish (these are scallops)..
Eels (some sort of moray)
At least we can identify the blue tangs (aka "Dora"),
It really feels like learning a whole new language. FUN!
Of course, now Cynthia really needs a nicer camera..