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PADI DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER Trickier than you think, you'll take more photos than just fish butts

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today's modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

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

You put this information into practice during two dives. The first dive can be in a pool or in open water, and the second is in open water. For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Blue Planet.


This class can be taken on scuba or on snorkel.

  • To take the course on scuba:
    • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization) or enrolled in PADI Open Water Diver course
    • 10 years or older
  • To take the course on snorkel:
    • No requirements

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear or snorkel gear.  You will also use underwater photography equiment. It is best if you have your own camera system so we can teach you its specific features.



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Digital Underwater Photographer Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork



The cost of the course is $235 and includes the eLearning, and the 2 open water dives, with tanks and weights. Rental gear, scuba park entrance fees, overnight accommodations, travel and meals are not included. We’ll send you the eLearning once you sign up!

We schedule these sessions based on your availability and the instructor's, and can run them on some trips.  Contact us to schedule a class!



Pricing Your Next Adventure

Since much of beginner photography is based around buoyancy, the Peak Performance Buoyancy course gives you helpful tips to optimize your weighting and skills so you’ll be in better position to capture that perfect picture.

For more information about this or other PADI courses contact us anytime!

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