Course Fee: 7500 TBH
Deposit: 1000 TBH
Who should take this course?
Underwater photography and videography 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 and videos of your underwater scuba adventures.
It’s aimed at anyone who wants to shoot good images and video underwater but without delving into the technical aspects more than necessary for fun, quality shooting. The philosophy is simple.
You learn and practice on this 2 day course:
- How the underwater world affects imaging
- Setting up your system
- How to get sharp images with good color and upload them onto a computer
- How to care for your system
- Techniques for shooting still images— composition and positioning basics
- Techniques for shooting and editing video — telling a story
- Environmentally friendly diving with a camera
- Safety considerations when diving with a camera
- What to do if your housing leaks or floods
- How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
- Principles for good composition of underwater images.
Whether you’re starting out with a compact action video camera that shoots stills or a compact still camera that shoots video, the Digital Underwater Imaging Dive has you covered, getting you off on the right foot.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.
Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course.
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. Once you have enrolled on the course, get your materials and start learning. Your Instructor 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. We may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your camera system. Contact us to get advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.
For cancellations we allow for a full refund if we are notified at least 24 hours before the trip date.