Originally Posted by fluidkaos
It really is a whole other world, both in things to see, and also in photography. What works on land does not always work in the water. Lighting is WAY more important as the red end of the spectrum falls off very quickly. As an example, this is the same gauge at the (nearly) same depth with out flash, but still with "underwater" color balance correction. Things get very blue very quick under water.
Exactly. So when you correct for the blue, you start getting quasi-gray scale. There simply is no red to recover. Not without artificial light, anyway.