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. This course is for levels 1 & 2 and involves theory learning beforehand, 2 dives and a workshop.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.
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.
- Post production of images (editing)
- Technical information & processes
What scuba gear will you use?
Basic scuba equipment (BCDs, Regs, cylinder and wetsuit) and cylinder air fills are included in the cost of the course. We highly recommended bringing along your own underwater camera, however, we do have some camera kits for hire on the day at £25 if needed. It would certainly be a good idea to bring your own so you can learn how to use it.
Please note course fees do not include entry into training sites or on boat dives if required. Parking fees at sites may also apply.
Vobster admission fees - £17 (members) £23 (non-members) per day (includes up to 3 training dives a day)
Boat fees - £60 per boat session