Underwater Photographer

Capture Shots Like the Pros

PADI Digital UW Photographer

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's 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.

Looking up at a silhouette of a diver with camera underwater

The Fun Part

It's a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had, plus capture images to share with your friends and family.


digital underwater photography

What You Learn

  • 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


What You Need

GEAR:  In addition to a complete scuba package appropriate for the water temperature of the diving environment, students must provide their own camera system for this course. Camera systems are not available for rental.

MATERIALS:  Advanced Open Water Manual - Chapter on Underwater imaging.

For all your learning materials and equipment, and registration contact us today.

PREREQUISITES:  Must be Open Water certified or higher.

What's Next

  • PADI Enriched Air Diver  --  extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy  --  learn to optimize your weighting and skills so you’ll be in better position to capture that perfect picture
  • PADI Dry Suit Diver  --  dive comfortably longer, make more dives or get great shots in cooler climates


For more information, available course dates and registration -- contact us and discuss options with one of our Team Members.