PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Course

If you think the digital era has revolutionized photography out of the water, wait until you discover what it has done for underwater imaging.

  • No longer do you need costly underwater cameras, expensive strobes or pricey lenses to capture breathtaking underwater images.
  • There is no more buying film, paying for processing — or having to wait until you get home from vacation to discover how your pictures came out.
  • You don’t need to master complicated concepts such as f-stops, shutter speed, aperture and guide numbers. All you need is an inexpensive, point-and-shoot digital camera and housing — and our Underwater Photographer course.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 10 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer NO to all questions on the standard Medical History Form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.

What Is Involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • Two classroom sessions.
  • Two open water training dives.

Where And When Do Classes Take Place?

Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Classroom session takes place right here at Squalo Divers. Open water dives take place at one of more than 50 dive sites that we have to offer.

Digital Underwater Photography Specialty classes start at any time. Classroom sessions are done during regular store hours. Open water training dives are done any day of the week. All activities take place by appointment only.

What Is Included In The Cost?

The course fee is $295 per person and includes:

  • Educational material.
  • All instruction.
  • Use of regulator, bcd, tanks and weights.
  • Two open water training dives.
  • Certification card processing.

    What Equipment Will You Need?

    Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

    • Scuba mask, scuba snorkel, scuba fins.+
    • Adequate exposure protection.* +
    • Slate. +
    • Digital underwater camera.*+
    • Bathing suit and towel.

    *Items are available for rent at Squalo Divers.

    +Items are available for purchase at Squalo Divers.


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