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PADI Courses: UW Photography

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. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

Who should take this course?

Minimum age = 10
Pre-requisite certification = Open Water Diver
Must be able to swim
Good physical health (see medical statement)

What can you do once certified?

Never miss a thing again while scuba diving…..keep your memories forever!

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.

How can you start learning now?

Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online using the Elearning link – 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 Scuba Monkey to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your Scuba Monkey 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. Your Scuba Monkey Instructor 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.

What will my card look like?

Scuba Monkey is 100% AWARE – you get a choice of a limited edition certification card (manta ray, shark or PADI Logo) as well as helping the planet. Scuba Monkey donates 10 euros automatically to PROJECT AWARE. We do it because we care!

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