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PADI Photography Specialty

01Jan_Dry.inddUnderwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

The Course is a two-part introduction to digital underwater photography. The course will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and practical techniques necessary to capture amazing pictures.


What You Learn:

* How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.

* The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly

* The three primary principles for good underwater photos


Course Price: $339.95 ($289 if you own your own camera)

 Course price includes use of all scuba gear (Drysuit upgrade optional), and rental of Sealife DC1400 underwater camera. Personal gear (Mask, snorkel, fins, boots and gloves) can be rented for an additional $30. Drysuit Upgrade can be added for $99.95*


Course Duration:

1 Class/Pool Dive Evening Session
2 Ocean Dives (1 day)


Upcoming Specialty Courses

Deep Specialty
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm
Deep Specialty

PADI Sidemount Course
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – Nov 24 @ 3:30 pm
PADI Sidemount Course



Who Should Take This Course?

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course!

What Will You Learn?

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.
  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving.

What Scuba Gear Will you Use?

You’ll want to use your own mask, fins, snorkel and exposure suit. Your instructor will provide and explain the sidemount equipment you’ll need, such as a BCD and harness configured for sidemount diving along with tanks, each with a regulator and SPG.