PADI Underwater Digital Photography

Course Requirements

  • Junior or Open Water Diver
  • Minimum age 10 years old
  • You can take the course as a snorkeller and receive a nondiving certification

Course Duration

  • ½ Day for each level

Cost – £99 for Level 1 & £185 for Level 1 & 2 (Excluding entry fee to open water site)


  • PADI Manual
  • White Slate
  • PADI registration
  • Equipment hire

Courses run weekends, weekdays and weekday evenings throughout the year. Please contact us for availability.

The PADI digital Underwater Photography Specialty course is designed to be an introduction to basic underwater photography and to help divers develop the skills, knowledge and practical techniques necessary to enjoy this interesting activity.

The PADI underwater digital photo program is a wonderful way of gaining skills to improve your dive photo skills. It even helps you to learn how to store and archive your dive pictures. The PADI outline for the digital divers photo course is in two segments:

Level 1:

  • Point-and-shoot cameras and their practicability’s
  • White balancing
  • Colour filters
  • Taking photographs without external flash

Level 2:

  • Using histograms
  • File formats
  • Image resolution
  • Picture composition
  • Organisation and archiving

In order to participate in Level 1 of the PADI Digital Underwater Photography speciality course you need to have completed a PADI Open Water Diver course (or a higher course), and successful completion of Level 1 is the prerequisite for Level 2. The duration for both levels is 4 hours each. Participation in both levels is also open for snorkellers who will receive a non-diving certificate after successful completion.

The course covers digital photographic theory including depth of field, aperture, lighting and composition; and diving techniques including preparation of the camera, safe entry and exit with a camera, testing and using the camera, measurement and adjustment of white balance.

The course materials include the new PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Manual and an underwater white-balance slate.

How can I continue my adventure?

Your Adventures in Diving Underwater Photographer Adventure Dive may count towards this Specialty course at the instructors discretion. This Specialty also counts toward one of the five Specialties required for your Master Scuba Diver certification

Also check out our Speciality Packages to save you money.