If you are like most of us, you are probably always on the lookout for great deals on the things you buy and use regularly, whether it is a new car, your weekly groceries or those cool new sneakers you have had your eye on for the past week. Whatever it is, I am sure you are always interested in finding great value, but what if what you want is something a little harder to find? What if you are searching for, let us say, a great deal on an underwater camera. Where do you go then?

If you are in the market for a fantastic underwater camera or, at the very least, something to help make your current camera useable under water (like a waterproof housing unit), your best bet may be to surf the web, as you will find hundreds of products that fit the bill. There are plenty of sites that tout the virtues of the latest and greatest in underwater cameras and camera gadgetry, but which ones are best?

If you are a novice, you may want to have a look at Fantasea (www.fantasea.com.) as they specialize in a wide array of underwater cameras and camera sets that include underwater housing units. Whether you use a Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Olympus or any other brand, if your camera is not waterproof, Fantasea can outfit you with a quality housing unit to make it completely safe for underwater use.

If you are interested in an actual underwater camera, why not check out the Canon Powershot D20. Scheduled to be released in the spring of 2012, this unit maintains the 12.1 megapixel resolution of the D10, but also includes a few cool new features like GPS navigation and a larger screen. It is said to be fully waterproof and safe for underwater use to a depth of 33 feet. With a 5x optical zoom and a 28mm wide angle lens, this attractive camera has a 3 inch LCD screen for easy viewing.

If you are searching for something other than a Canon, you may want to give the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX200V a look. This camera is also new for 2012. It has a 3.3 inch LED display and lets you capture images and video in full HD. In addition to being fully waterproof, this underwater camera is also dustproof. It has a 10/fps hi-speed autofocus lens and uses Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode technology to give you super sharp videos and crisp, clear images. Obviously, it costs a bit more than the Canon, but it certainly hits the mark if you are a newbie photographer searching for a value based underwater camera that is easy to use and will not break the bank.

These are just a few of the many underwater camera options for new photographers. As mentioned earlier, if you are looking for a great deal on an underwater camera, your best bet is to check out some of the deals offered on the Internet. It is clearly the best place to shop for a truly objective opinion; and has the best selection you will find. Good luck!