In 1987, Minolta introduced the Weathermatic 35 Dual. The Weathermatic was a water sealed autofocus point and shoot that gives the option of a 35mm f3.5 or a 50mm f5.6 focal lens. Rated to a maximum depth of 5m or 16 ft.
This is not a small point and shoot. Even for the 1980's the Weathermatic feels a bit big in the hand. Much of that can be attributed to the waterproof case. This is basically a Minolta Autofocus in a strong plastic box. Seems to be similar to the Minolta AF-DL. I have not shot the AF-DL but it does not look like a camera that would interest me that much, wrap it in yellow plastic and suddenly ... cool.
The size has the advantage of making it Weathermatic easy to grip, wet or dry. The battery compartment doubles as a nice hand grip. Battery power is is a 1.6 lithium pack or better yet 4 AAA batteries. With out battery this is just an oversized beach accessory. Mine came with a strap, but there was an optional kit that included a focus grid, film holder and Case. All in matching yellow.
I did not use this as a water camera. I live in Seattle so normal use (especially) in the winter is very similar to underwater use. I used it as a bad weather point and shoot. I was satisfied with the results. This is a low control camera. You turn it on and pick a lens (35mm or 55mm) it does the rest, including flash.
I like the Weathermatic. It is solid built and more fun than just a base point and shoot. I would like control of the flash but auto is auto. I like having a camera that feels like a pelican case. My one bit of warning would be to make sure that you check the o-rings before using this or any camera underwater.
Film: FujiColor 100