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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER Digital Underwater Photographer course

PADI Digital Photographer & Underwater Photographer Courses

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialities, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.


To enrol in this course:

  • Any camera knowledge and experience is useful
  • Participants must be at least 10 years old
  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (Junior Open Water Diver) or higher
  • Before participants take part they must fill out Galaxsea's Application and Medical Forms

What You Learn

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
  • How different settings work for different conditions and images
  • Some of the physics of photography
  • The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
  • The three primary principles for good underwater photos

The Fun Part

It's a great way to relive the adventures you have had, plus capture images to share with your friends and family while taking amazing images. All the skills of which you can apply in everyday life!

Your Next Adventure

Two excellent specialities to pair with underwater photography are the PADI Enriched Air Diver course and the PADI Dry Suit Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images. In cooler climates, a dry suit allows you to dive comfortably longer, and to make more dives.

You may also find the Peak Performance Buoyancy course gives you helpful tips to optimise your weighting and skills so you’ll be in better position to capture that perfect picture.


 Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!