Digital Underwater Photographer
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving 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 or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.
Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.
Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your 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.
Also, the first dive of the Digital Underwater Photographer course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask us about earning credit.
Important Medical Information
All student divers are required to complete the PADI/RSTC Medical Statement Participant Record form. If you can answer "YES" to one or more of the questions in the Divers Medical Questionnaire section of this form, then you are required to obtain a physician's release, without conditions or restrictions, before participating in any in-water component of the course. Please read the complete details and download the form here.
If you have a copy of this form signed by a physician within 12 months prior to the expected completion date of your course, and your medical history has not changed, then you may provide a copy of it to your instructor. Otherwise, you will need to complete a new form.
Course tuition includes:
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Crew-Pak
(Manual and other knowledge development materials)
Instructional dives with our professional crew*
Rental tank and weights
*Scuba park admission, air fills and scuba equipment rental not included. Add $60 if you require rental regulator, BCD and dive computer.
Stop by or call Scuba Frisco at 214-227-2494 to enroll in the course and get the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer manual. By studying before the dives, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your digital underwater photography skills when you go diving with your Instructor.
Student Agreement: By registering for the Digital Underwater Photographer Course, you indicate that you have read and agree to the course policies, terms and conditions.
Digital Underwater Photographer Course Schedule
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 instructor may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your camera system. Visit Scuba Frisco to get advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.
The Next Step
With your PADI Digital Underwater Photographer certification, you're well on your way toward earning additional specialty diver certifications, the Advanced Open Water Diver certification, or the prestigious Master Scuba Diver certification. You may want to expand your diving skills even more with the PADI Rescue Diver course. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by Scuba Frisco, or give us a call for more details.