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PADI Digital Underwater Photography

Quick Details


This specialty course helps you easily achieve great photo and video results. This course also counts towards the Advanced Open Water Diver course and your Master Scuba Diver rating.


Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your Low Key Photo Specialist and PADI Professional, 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.

Get credit! The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.


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 Low Key Photo Pro may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your camera system.

Getting Started

Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online to get started immediately. The web-based system guides you through the principles of great underwater photography, with a bonus section on underwater imaging (including video). You study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. Complete your eLearning before arriving for your dives and then meet with one of our Photo Pros before your dives.


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