The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps student divers develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive.

It is a materials-driven course intended for a broad audience – snorkelers, Discover Scuba Diving participants, Open Water Diver students and certified divers. The course is primarily for those interested in learning the basics of digital underwater photography.

Level One of the course guides students in achieving good results easily, even if they’ve never used a digital camera before. It is designed as an introduction to course skills and knowledge. In Level One, students learn what equipment they need to take great underwater photographs, how to prepare their underwater photo system, and basic underwater photo techniques while diving in an environmentally friendly manner. Level One training is open to snorkelers, Open Water Diver students and certified divers.

Students who successfully complete Level One may receive a PADI certification card already of continue with the second level of this course.

Requirements: Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) or be a snorkeler.