Our PADI Digital Underwater Photography DUP Specialty course is a two-part introduction to digital underwater photography centred on today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. Immerse your love of digital photography and learn how to best capture those impressive coral reefs, the colour of marine life and the mystery and magic of wrecks in this fun and informative course.
The course covers the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method of photography but it’s not all about how to take a picture, white balancing and using colour filters. Your instructor will also guide you in equipment set up, maintenance, care, image resolution, using histograms, file formats and archiving your photos. A fantastic idea before your holiday, making the most of your dive time and getting the best results whilst you’re away.
Digital Underwater Photography Pre-Requisites
Students must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.
Minimum age 10.
All students must fill in a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
What will I do?
The course consists of a knowledge development session and two open water dives which will cover:
Camera equipment requirements
Preparation of an underwater digital camera system
Basic underwater photography techniques
White balancing and colour filters
Environmental considerations whilst taking underwater photographs
Available to snorkelers, open water diver students and certified divers
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace, backed up by a classroom session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of digital underwater photography.
Open Water Dives - students must complete two open water dives to certify as a PADI Underwater Digital Photographer. During these dives you will cover the assembly/disassembly of camera systems, entry/exit techniques, white balancing, distant and close up shots, exposure, contrast, sharpness, achieving good colour and composition.
1 Evening for Theory
2 Open Water Dives - 1 Day at a UK inland dive site
Includes all equipment hire, air, tuition, swimming pool fees, PADI Digital Underwater Photography Manual, PADI Certification fee. Not entry fees to inland dive sites.
How do I sign up?
To book your place please call or email us. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure your place, and you will be issued with your training materials and confirmation of the start date.
Now that you have the techniques for taking fantastic shots, why not enhance your buoyancy skills during the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty. This will enable you to get that little bit closer to the wildlife for that perfect photo opportunity.
How much does it cost?
Digital Underwater Photography course costs
£225 per person