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How to Use Your Hands to See Underwater

When we look at water angles are important. Looking across the water, at shallow angles, we see mostly reflections – the colour of the water is determined mainly by the colour of the sky.

If we look down, at steep angles, we can see through the water.

There is a physical way of remembering and testing this yourself:

Stretch out your arm and make a fist.

Two fists below the horizon – above that you will see reflections, below it you can see underwater.

For more water-reading tips, please see the book, How to Read Water: