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DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER One of the most popular diving specialties

The PADI Digital UW Photographer Course with OLYMPUS DIVE CENTER

PADI E-Learn

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. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

The Fun Part

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.


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course. Check with your PADI Dive Center or Resort if this interests you.

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 composition of underwater images

The Scuba Gear You Use

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you will need a digital underwater camera and a computer or other device for downloading and viewing your images. Your PADI Pro 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.

The Learning Materials You Need

The Digital Underwater Photographer Manual 

Your course price includes

  • Instruction, books and materials (E-Learning option available)
  • Certification Fees

Price: $275/person or $350/eLearning

  • Class size is limited to 4 students
  • Weekend or weekday scheduling formats, year round
  • E-Learning Available: $350/person (Call us at 252-726-9432)

  *Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, booties, gloves, regulator, BCD, and tanks. We have rentals available for the regulator, BCD, dive computer, wetsuit, and tanks.  We also have digital cameras available for rent.  Remember to bring your own SD card.

*Boat dives are required for an additional fee. Your experience level will determine which trips you need to complete the course. If you book this course On-line you will be contacted by our staff to determine and reserve the appropriate trip(s).

Your Next Adventure

An excellent specialty to pair with underwater photography is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images. You may also find the Peak Performance Buoyancy course gives you helpful tips to optimize your weighting and skills so you will be in a better position to capture that perfect picture.

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.

For more information or to schedule a Digital Underwater Photographer class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.

    Start Date Course Type End Date Max. Places Places Available   Price    
14 Aug 2024 Digital Underwater Photographer 15 Aug 2024 4 4 US$ 275.00

Classroom & Gear Prep
Wed 14 Aug 2024
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive 1 & 2 & Image review
Thu 15 Aug 2024
06:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

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