PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Course at Underwater Vision
Underwater photography is becoming more and more popular on Utila as elsewhere as digital cameras become cheaper and easier to use. This fun course will allow you to capture your memories of diving in Utila to share with others. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course will teach you basic camera techniques and how to properly and safely use the appropriate Underwater Camera Housings. Learn the secrets to taking optimal underwater photos of the marine enviroment from the experienced instructors at Underwater Vision.
What will you learn?
Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Pro, 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
You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course while you are on vacation in Utila!
Get credit! The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
How can you start learning now?
Sign up for eLearning for Digital Underwater Photographer (DUP) – PADI’s eLearning option – 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. You also have access to an online version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual.
You can also choose to read the paper version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual. Stop by your local Underwater Vision to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Professional will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your dives.
Your Next Adventure
A great specialty to pair with underwater photography is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course which will allow you to have longer dives and be able to spend more time framing that perfect shot!
The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course will also benefit you as an underwater photographer as you will learn how to best position your body and use weights so not to kick up silt and to be in the best place to take the ideal photograph!