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PADI Digital Underwater Photography

The rise of digital underwater photography has made the PADI Underwater Photography one of the most popular diving specialties, and 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.

What does it cover?

If you want to take digital photos and video underwater this course will teach you how. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. In the first two sections, the focus is primarily on still photography – whether you take digital still images with a camera or camcorder. Section Three covers some specific tips on how to image quality underwater video with digital cameras.

Who can benefit from completing the course?

The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to use a digital camera or video underwater and also helps improve the skills and knowledge of those who already have some experience with underwater digital imaging. The course is open to snorkelers and certified divers of all levels.

Snorkelers and scuba divers may be certified as PADI Digital Underwater Photographers upon completion of the skills portion of the course.

What are the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course prerequisites?

Snorkelers can enroll in the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level One course. For PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level Two you need to be a certified diver, at least 10 years old, and fit for diving. Anyone at least 10 years old may enroll in the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer program.

Where is the course held?

The pool and teaching parts of our courses take place in and around West London, Surrey and North East hampshire. Venues are published along with the course list. The Open Water (Level Two) part of the course is dependent on weather conditions and the time of year. Venues include: Swanage, Chepstow, Vobster and (only when visibility is good) Wraysbury.

What is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level One, you must complete a photo dive in a pool, confined open water or open water with a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor. The Level One certification is open to snorkelers and the certification card issued for that level will state that it is a non-diving certification level. For PADI Open Water Diver course students who have completed all, water skills, or divers who are already certified, certification as a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level Two requires you to complete a second photo dive in open water. Contact your PADI Dive Center or Resort to schedule these sessions.

What does it cost?

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course is £145.00 for Level One and takes 1 day to complete, Level Two is £245.00 and takes 2 days.

What equipment do I need?

If you have bought a camera from us you may be eligible for up to £50 discount and can learn to use the camera on the course. All materials: PADI Digital Underwater Photography Crewpack and Certification are provided. If you need a camera, we will lend you one of our systems. Scuba gear rental, Air, boat and entrance fees are not included.

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