PADI DUP student being watched patiently by her Indepth Instructor

PADI Underwater Photo Course  9,500 THB

How many scuba divers like underwater photos and videos? We do! And a great way to learn is with the PADI Underwater Photo Course.

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course is a great introduction to digital underwater photography. The PADI Underwater Photo Course focuses on today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras which most people have. Similarly today even smart phones and Go Pro’s have excellent picture resolution. And there is loads of software and Apps now-a-days. Likewise most smart phones have underwater housings readily available now.

Whether you are new to both scuba diving and / or photography The PADI Underwater Photo Course is a great starting point. It is also an excellent course for those already familiar with underwater photography who want to improve their results.

PADI Underwater Photo Course: Is there anyone who doesn't want to improve their underwater photo skills?

  • Duration: 1 Day 2 Dives + 1 extra dive for fun!
  • Pre-requisites: Certified Diver or a snorkeler & completed Diving Medical
  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Digital/Online Study: YES
  • Availability: Daily
  • Group Size: 4:1
  • Personal Tuition: 1:1 personal tuition is available

Time for some great underwater photos with the PADI Underwater Photo Course!

The PADI Underwater Photo Course is actually called The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Diver Course. And the great news is the PADI Underwater Photo Course is open to both Scuba Divers and non-divers.

The PADI Underwater Photo Course is split into two-parts. We start with PADI Underwater Photo Course Level 1 which teaches you the basics of cameras and taking underwater photos. And then PADI Underwater Photo Course Level 2, which moves into more specialized photos. It also looks at uploading and editing your photos.

PADI Underwater Photo Course Level 1 helps student divers in achieving good results simply and easily, even if they’ve never used a digital camera before. PADI Underwater Photo Course students learn what equipment they need to use to be able to take cool underwater photos. And also how to prepare the underwater photo system and basic underwater photo techniques. All this while diving in an environmentally friendly manner.

PADI Underwater Photo Course Levels

The PADI Underwater Photo Course Level 1 is open to snorkelers and certified divers and is a great way to start.

Then PADI Underwater Photo Course  Level 2 expands on what was taught in Level 1 and as a result, you will now learn how to make your photos even better. We will show how to white balance the camera to account for light absorption. This is a major step in improving a lot of photos. In fact you will probably notice the difference right away. Next we have adjusting shooting angles to get the maximum effect. And another all time favourite, how to take up-close macro pictures.

On PADI Underwater Photo Course we can also introduce you to strobes depending on the camera set up. PADI Underwater Photo Course Level 2 also looks at file formats, resolution settings and making images lighter or darker. Another thing will be how to get good colour. Not always as simple as people think. Finally composing and downloading photographs and editing them.

Some divers already have their own cameras and want to improve their skills. Whereas others are new to diving and / or taking underwater photos. We can provide you with a camera system as needed. As we mentioned most smart phones have housing and so forth. And there is an almost unlimited amount of Apps and software available.

PADI Underwater Photo Course Level Two training is also open to snorkelers and certified divers.

PADI Underwater Photo Course: The Underwater Digital Photography Revolution

Certainly the move towards digital technology over the past 15 years has revolutionized underwater photography. Now possible for divers to point and shoot without worrying how much film they are wasting. Memory card are now cheap and can carry thousands of images. Another awesome thing is that you can immediately look at the photo you have just taken. This means you can receive feedback from your PADI instructor underwater during the dive. How cool is that! No more waiting for the film to be developed.

The Phuket dive sites are almost all excellent for underwater photography, including The PADI Underwater Photo Course. We have the dive sites around Racha Noi / Yai and Phi Phi. In addition to the Phangna Marine Sanctuary dive sites. These dive sites include the King Cruiser, Anemone Reef and Shark Point. These all offer staggering marine life and are excellent for The PADI Underwater Photo Course no matter what level you are.

The PADI Underwater Photo Course is also a great course to take before going on a Liveaboard Safari to the Similan Islands. This is your chance of getting your Facebook Manta Ray or Whale Shark selfie ...

PADI Underwater Photo Course: Now you are better at taking great underwater photos, where to dive is the question?

There are many dive sites which just beg to be photographed. Hopefully you have already dived some of these while you were taking your PADI Underwater Photo Course. But what other photographic aquatic adventures await you?

Underwater Wrecks can make a stunning background to photos. Especially those in clear blue water or with a strobe when true colors appear. That sullen Wreck which was all green and grey is now all yellow, red and orange! And that is not even mentioning the marine life which is attracted to underwater wrecks. The King Cruiser in particular is famous for the sheer amount of fish on it.

Finding out more about the Fish you are looking at and how the Coral Reef actually functions can be a fascinating journey for anyone. Now you can photograph your way through the PADI Fish ID or Underwater Naturalist Courses.

And for those who want to stay down forever and get really, really, really close to the fish in silence and with no bubbles. The Poseidon Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Courses are a MUST!

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Pricing Options

Included:PADI course materials, PADI certification fees, Boat fees, breakfast and lunch on the boat, drinking water, tea, coffee, equipment rental (if needed) and round trip hotel transfer from Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong to the boat and back.
1 Day Boat2 Dives + 1 extra dive for fun!9,500 THB
Private Course1:1 TuitionAdd 2,000 THB
DUP + EANx Combo13,500 THB
Special Discount available for two or more people booking together
Not included: Hotel transfers from other areas on Phuket please contact us for supplement details