Course information

Underwater photography is one of the most popular 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. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point­ and­ shoot camera, Intova, an compact with external strobe, Sealife camera a sophisticated dSLR, like the pros.

What will you learn?

Through hands­on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI

Professional, you’ll discover:

How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.

The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.

Principles for good composition of underwater images.

Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.

Course Pre-Requisites

Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web ­based system guides you through the principles of great underwater photography, with a bonus section on underwater imaging (including video). You study at your own pace through an easy ­to ­use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual.

You can also choose to read the paper version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual. Come in and book your course get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Professional will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your dives.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a digital underwater camera and a computer or other device for downloading and viewing your images. Visit our shop to get advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.

Course price

Price: £185.00

Course dates

Day 1 - Pool EveningDay 2 - Open Water
Wednesday 8th June - 6pmSunday 8th June 2020
Monday 10th August - 6pmSunday 16th August 2020
Monday 24th August - 6pmSunday 30th August 2020

How is the course run

A Wednesday evening in the pool to orientate you with your camera

Then join a Sunday dive and practice your skills, under the guidance of your


Minimum age 10 years old

What's included?

PADI Digital Underwater Photography manual

White balance slate

Use of all the expensive scuba equipment (suits, weights, cylinders, BCD and


What's not included?

Transport to dive sites

Basic equipment for open water dives, mask, snorkel, fins and boots (hood and gloves from October to May)

How to book

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Booking Form

Medical Form

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.