Scott Mortimer said:
these are beautiful! Where were you staying in Hawaii? Where'd you get the waterproof case?
We were staying in Puako, about 45 minutes north of Kona. We rented a small 1950s era house. All of the turtle pictures and most of the other pictures were taken 30 or 40 yards from the waters edge, right in front of the place we rented. It was really cool. We wentout in the morning basically every day.
The following link is from a great web site (shorediving.com) if you like to dive or snorkel with your own gear from the shore. The house we rented actually sort of shows on the aerial photo. It is across the street from the church and about 3 houses up. Scroll all the way down this page for the photo:
We also snorkeled once each at the "Place of Refuge" and Captain Cook Monument, south of Kona. These sites were very nice, but popular. We were basically alone at Puako.
I got the case from B&H Photo. They carry a size/shape to fit virtually every Canon camera made. I also bought an external flash, but it was unnecessary in shallow water on a sunny day. I'm ready to go on a deeper water photo-safari if I ever get scuba certified though!