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PADI Digital Underwater Photographer




Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever.

This course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

The fun part about this course is learning to capture images to share with your friends and family. It’s a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had.


During this course you’ll learn about:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
  • The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
  • The three primary principles for good underwater photos

Topics covered include:

  • Basic photography tips
  • Strobe diagrams for a variety of effects
  • Tips for eliminating backscatter
  • An explanation of the various digital file formats
  • How to bring back the color in your images


The Crew - Pak includes the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Manual and submersible white balance slate. The course materials preview skills you’ll practice with your instructor. Once the course is over, use your manual as a reference guide as you explore new environments and to evolve your skills.


Your Underwater Photography Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver / Adventure Diver course credits (at your instructor’s discretion) as the first dive in the PADI Underwater Digital Photographer course.

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
Share the adventures with all your friends


The learning materials you need:

Avoid the frustration of learning underwater photography through trial and error. The PADI Digital Underwater Photography manual shortens the learning curve with tips and hints from the pros.

(This Manual is available for purchase at our dive shop so you can get it on your arrival to the dive centre)


This course requires a minimum time duration of 1 day.

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
Course Manual



What does this package include?

  • Full equipment rental (U/W Camera not included)
  • 2 Open water dives
  • Theory reviews
  • Final Certification

What do I need to start?

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification
    (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Digital camera with underwater housing. If you don’t own one you’ll be
    able to rent one of our cameras with housing for the day. Please email
    us for more information.


What costs are involved ?




Request more information --------------------------------- Book this package now



Your Next Adventure:

Two excellent specialties to pair with underwater photography are the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, and the PADI Dry Suit Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images. In cooler climates, a dry suit allows you to dive comfortably longer, and to make more dives.

You may also find the Peak Performance Buoyancy course gives you helpful tips to optimize your weighting and skills so you’ll be in better position to capture that perfect picture.