Digital Underwater Photographer


This specialty course helps you easily achieve great photo and video results.


Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from the Instructor, 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.

Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement
10 years or olderCourse Prerequisites
Certified diver / Jr. OW Diver (or qualifying certification)Time Commitment
Approximately 12 hours


Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll 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.

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