Digital Photography

Snapping Photos and sharing memories...

As divers, we love to share photos of our underwater adventures. Often, dissapointment can set in when that one magical photo comes out worse then we hoped for. This course helps ensure you are using the right techniques and settings, and skills to get the best possible chance of brilliant photos.

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.

Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course.

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.

This Course is broken into two parts.  

Part I: Classroom and Pool training for practice.

Part II: Open Water dives, and post dive photo editing.


Additional Course Details:

Prerequisites PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
Minimum Age 12 years old (10-11 years old by Instructor approval and may require a private course surcharge).
Student Provides Basic SCUBA equipment in addition to digital camera and underwater housing or it may be rented for the duration of the course (fees apply). Student receive in store discount on cameras.
Required Materials Digital Underwater Photo Crew Pack
Recommend Books Encyclopedia of Recreational SCUBA Diving
Provided Equipment None
Course Cost $149 each, includes Lectures, Learning Materials, Pool Session, and Training Dives
Additional Cost None

 Ready to Sign Up?

The PADI Digital Underwater Photo course does require registration prior to the start of class.  We offer FREE orientation sessions a week prior to the start of each class for an opportunity to learn more about the course and complete required forms.  Check out our course calendar to see which class works for you and then stop by or give us a call to reserve your spot.