I've only attempted some surface snaps off the boat twice. One last week, the other over a year ago! Both times it was not flat, and the boat was definitely rocking my camera around in the bubbles it created. The practicing will continue!! When I first started taking UW photos, I pledged to post photos along the way that weren't exactly what I was after, but something I learned from. I learn something new on every dive and I love that... no dive will be the same. I love moments of peace and watching sharks in all their evolved beauty. But I also love seeing their pure, raw power and capturing it in dramatic images as well! Can't wait to see what we come up with when we try again on a calm day!