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. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. 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. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.
What do I need to start?
Be a minimum of PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit.
Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit.
You learn: Dry suit buoyancy control skills Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
As Part of The Course You will Cover:
- How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
- The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
- The three primary principles for good underwater photos
How long will it take?
Two Open Water Dives plus 1 optional shore dive.
- Basic photography tips
- Strobe diagrams for a variety of effects Tips for eliminating backscatter
- An explanation of the various digital file formats
- How to bring back the colour in your images
What will I need?
Avoid the frustration of learning underwater photography through trial and error. The PADI Digital Underwater Photography crewpak shortens the learning curve with tips and hints from the pros.
Where can I go from here?
Two excellent specialties to pair with underwater photography are the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, and the PADI Dry Suit Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver The PADI Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images. In cooler climates, a dry suit allows you to dive comfortably longer, and to make more dives.