Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course. Check with your Instructor at Master Diving Center if this interests you.What will you learn? 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
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.
How can you start learning now?
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. Stop by your Master Diving Center to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Professional will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your dives.
What scuba gear will you use?
Beyond using 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. Visit your Master Diving Center to get advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.
Shoot like a pro and earn your next certification:
– Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online and start learning right away
– Enroll in a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course at your Master Diving Center
– Browse the PADI Course Catalog
– Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating
In the diving center