Digital Underwater Photography

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.

You’ll complete the PADI Digital Underwater Photography course online which includes two Knowledge Reviews. Your PADI Instructor will answer any questions you may have. Next you’ll make two dives shooting underwater imagery. Then, you'll learn how to download, back up, organize and edit your images.


You’ll learn basic principles of composition, how to prevent backscatter, and the best ways to photograph different types of marine life, divers, and underwater seascapes. You’ll also learn editing techniques, and how a little pre-planning can help create a story. You’ll have two underwater photo dives with your PADI Instructor, who can also help you choose an underwater camera system, or sort out how to use the one you’ve already bought.


  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 10 years old

What is included?

  • eLearning access Key
    • The PADI DIgital Underater Photogrpahy Specialty Course Interactive Materials
    • Complete knowledge reviews
  • 2 Open Water Dives
    • All Scuba equipment
    • Air fills
  • Log Book endorsement
  • PADI Equipment Specialist Certification eCARD