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Digital UW Photographer Specialty

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The most popular diving specialties course. It’s easy and fun to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

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.

The Digital UW Photographer Course has two parts:

  • Knowledge Development (you will be given an elearning code for you to sign in and study, independently prior to your open water dives) with an introduction to 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 and practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.
  • 2 x Open Water Dives so you can practice using your camera, different techniques to get the shot you want, and experiment with settings.

The course takes place over 1 day. Please let us know if you would prefer the snorkelling option for the course (i.e. no scuba diving).

Courses are run on demand. 

You can use your own camera or rent one from us for $80. All other equipment rental is free of charge for this course.

Prerequisites:
  • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification (not required if joining the snorkelling option)
  • Medical Statement filled out

You can start your course right away when you purchase "Start NOW".  You will be sent an eLearning code, a link to the eLearning web page, and instructions on how to access the online theory content.

We will be in contact to discuss course dates and options.

In order to complete the course, you will still need to finish any remaining training elements, including medical forms, pool and sea training, if included. You will need to pay for the remainder of the course before your in water training commences.

First - purchase your course online.  Next, we'll get in contact and give you dates, and your course information pack.  This pack includes all the course details, online training information (if applicable), medical forms, etc.

  • On the medical form, you will need to answer a few questions. Please read the form carefully before filling it out. If you answer YES to ANY of the questions, you will need a doctor to sign the form stating you are fit to learn to dive. If the answers are all NO, you don't need to see a doctor.  Please get in touch if you have any questions.  You can find the form here.
  • If your course includes online training, you can start right away with your online training code.
Digital UW Photographer Specialty