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White balance and blur underwater

I use My fuji F100fd for underwater photography but have two problems
1) I battle to set my white balance... i Know the theory and on land it is dead easy, but underwater i spend my first 15 minutes of my dive trying to set the white balance. it keeps saying Under! what am i doing wrong? i think it has to do whith the angle i hold the slate and or camera not sure though.
2) Alot of my pictures are a blur, i have the stabalizer switched on but still end up with a blur, what is it that i am doing wrong? Often i will sit at the same spot taking multiple photos but they all a blur eventually i will get one that id brilliant, but by then i have missed everything else. Please advise me what it is i am doing wrong

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You are not doing anything wrong with your white balance, white balance is very difficult under water, and you should be careful, because your mask might be tinted a certain color, I reccommend leving you white balance normal, then adjusting in photoshop, take a white object down there and hold it over a non important part of the picture, to help with adjusting in photoshop, then crop the object out of the final image. Focusing underwater is difficut as well, as dater distorts light, there is nothing that you can do to keep the water from distorting the light, but if you go to apeture priorities, you can increase your apeture to between f7.2 and f11 to reduce blur (to keep the picture from being too dark and the shutter from being too slow, you can increade your ISO)

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