DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course offers a valuable opportunity to improve your photography skills, capture stunning underwater images, and share the magic of the underwater world with others, creating a deeper connection with the marine environment and enhancing your overall diving experience.

STEPS

Purchase your course material from our diveshop, you may choose from having the PADI Manual or PADI eLearning to makes it easy to learn underwater photography fundamentals. Learn about composition, shooting angles, lighting and photographer etiquette.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

Practice underwater navigation at night and learn how to find entry and exit points in the dark. Your instructor will share night diving tips, teach you how to stay in contact with your buddy, and avoid disorientation

  • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)
  • Total time commitment: 2-3 days
  • Minimum age: 12 years or older

THINGS TO CONSIDER

MORE INFORMATION:

Minimum age: 12 or older

Course prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver

OTHER COSTS AND EQUIPMENT

This course requires both knowledge development and in-person training for certification.

When you purchase the PADI eLearning course or PADI Manual (diveshop), the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.

There is an additional cost to complete your practical training with a PADI Instructor. Please contact your PADI Dive Center or Resort for pricing. If you do not own a set of scuba equipment, you will need to rent gear.

Beyond basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a digital underwater camera and a computer or other device for downloading and viewing your images. Your PADI Pro may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your camera system.

It’s best to use your own camera, strobes, etc. during the course so you can become familiar with how they work

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).