The most popular diving specialties course. It’s easy and fun to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.
This specialty course helps you easily achieve great photo and video results. This course also counts towards the Advanced Open Water Diver course and your Master Scuba Diver rating.
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.
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.
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a digital underwater camera and a computer or other device for downloading and viewing your images. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your camera system. Visit us at the center to get advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.
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.
You can also choose to read the paper version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual. Stop by the center to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your dives.