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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER Digital Underwater Photographer Course

Digital Underwater Photography Course

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.

Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course. Check with your PADI Dive Center or Resort if this interests you.

 


What You Learn

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.
  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.

Course Content

  • COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $225 (includes all course materials) 
  • Duration - as little as 1 day! 
  • COURSE CONTENTS: Knowlege development and Two Open Water Dives   
  • EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Normal Scuba Gear and a Digital Camera (Check with us for cameras) 
  • RECOMMENDED TEXTS: PADI Digital Underwater Photography Manual & Video 
  • LINKS: Medical Statement (pdf) 

Get credit! The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Learn Your Way

Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system guides you through the principles of great underwater photography, with a bonus section on underwater imaging (including video). You study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual.