digital underwater photography

During the Digital Underwater Photographer course, you’ll learn how to take underwater photos you’ll be proud to share with others. Avoid beginner mistakes and shorten the learning curve with tips from the pros. Learn how to use underwater photography lights (strobes), avoid backscatter and enhance color.


Take This Course If You Want to

• Share your scuba adventures

• Reduce backscatter

• Use your action camera underwater

Learn How to

• Use underwater strobes

• Photograph marine life

• Choose photo equipment

• How to Take Great Underwater Photos


You could spend hours learning underwater photography through trail and error, or you can take a shortcut. Learn professional tricks and tips for taking great photos underwater and the best way to capture video while scuba diving with a GoPro (or other action camera).


Certified diver / Jr. OW Diver (or qualifying certification)

• Total time commitment: 2 days

• Minimum age: 10 years or older


The cost is $395


PADI eLearning makes it easy to learn underwater photography fundamentals. Learn about composition, shooting angles, lighting and photographer etiquette. Study at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in-water training, or whenever you have a question. E Learning time commitment: 2-4 hours ith Your Instructor During two dives you’ll get hands-on experience taking photos with a compact camera or action camera (use your own or ask about rental). You’ll use the SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots.