Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.
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.
To take this course, you must be:
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you will 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. Visit your local dive center to get advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.
The Digital Underwater Photographer Manual
*Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, booties and gloves and the Scuba unit. We have rentals available for the Scuba unit, wetsuit, tanks and weights. We also have digital cameras available for rent. Remember to bring your own SD card.
*Boat dives are required for an additional fee. Your experience level will determine which trips you need to complete the course. If you book this course On-line you will be contacted by our staff to determine and reserve the appropriate trips.
An excellent specialty to pair with underwater photography is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images. You may also find the Peak Performance Buoyancy course gives you helpful tips to optimize your weighting and skills so you will be in a better position to capture that perfect picture.
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.
For more information or to schedule a Digital Underwater Photographer class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.