Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras 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 us if this interests you.
Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you'll discover:
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 us about earning credit.
Contact us to 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. We will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your dives.
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you'll need a digital underwater camera and a computer or other device for downloading and viewing your images. We may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your camera system. Ask us for advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.
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