Underwater Photography

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer – $295

Underwater 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. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. 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 PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.

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


  • 10 years of age or older
  • PADI (Jr.) Open Water certification or older

Getting Started

The first thing you need to do is visit one of our 5 convenient locations in Orange County or call us at 949-443-3858 to schedule* your course and pick up your PADI Underwater Photography Crew Pack. After your course is scheduled and you have completed the course materials, you will meet with your instructor, review the PADI Underwater Photography Manual, and go on 2 open water wreck dives. From there, you will be a certified underwater photographer, one step closer to obtaining your Master Scuba Diver Rating!

Ask us about combining this course with one of our many convenient boat trips!

*Underwater Photography courses are scheduled on an as needed basis. Call us today to schedule!

**The cost of the Underwater Photography Course includes tuition, the PADI Underwater Photography Crew Pack, and certification fees. The student must provide his own camera and underwater housing dive equipment, dive knife, reel, light, whistle and safety sausage. Dive Computers are highly recommended for this course. All of these items are offered to students with a special discount.

Your Next Adventure

Two excellent specialties to pair with underwater photography are the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, and the PADI Dry Suit Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver The PADI Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images. In cooler climates, a dry suit allows you to dive comfortably longer, and to make more dives.

You may also find the Peak Performance Buoyancy course gives you helpful tips to optimize your weighting and skills so you’ll be in better position to capture that perfect picture.