Underwater Photographer

Underwater Photographer

The Course

​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.


Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.

​The Learning

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your instructor, 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.

​Also, the first dive of the Digital Underwater Photographer course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask us about earning credit.



​Course tuition includes:

  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer eLearning
  • Instructional dives with our professional crew*
  • Rental tank and weights
  • Certification processing
  • Certification card

​*Scuba park admission, air fills and scuba equipment rental not included. Add $120 if you require rental regulator, BCD and dive computer.

​Get Started

​Stop by or call us to enroll in the course and get the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer manual. By studying before the dives, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your digital underwater photography skills when you go diving with your Instructor.

The Gear

​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 instructor may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your camera system. Visit us to get advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.

​The Next Step

​With your PADI Digital Underwater Photographer certification, you’re well on your way toward earning additional specialty diver certifications, the Advanced Open Water Diver certification, or the prestigious Master Scuba Diver certification. You may want to expand your diving skills even more with the Rescue Diver course. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by, or give us a call for more details.