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 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.
It's a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had. Plus capture images to share instantly on your Facebook and other Social Media Pages!.
All certified divers holding PADI Open Water Diver Certifications or higher, or an equivalent rating from another diver training agency, and being 15 years of age or older are eligible to take the PADI DUP or Underwater Photography Courses.
Certification requires the completion of several skills to be performed in preparation for and during two open water dives as well as the completion of a Knowledge Review following a Knowledge Presentation and Discussion session. Some of the main points of learning willl be..
Two excellent specialties to pair with underwater photography are the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, and the PADI Wreck Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images, and nothing is cooler than images taken during a haunting wreck dive.
You may also find 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.