PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality

  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality



This can be used to becoming a PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER

Ever wanted to be able to show other people what you do underwater? Have you been trying to take photos underwater and just not getting any good shots? This course is for you, the instructor lead course will take you through all the things you need to know about taking photos underwater.


PADI Junior Openwater Diver or equivalent
Minimum 10 years or older
Current Dive Medical (conducted within the previous 12 months)

Course overview:

  • 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. 

The course is divided into 3 segments:

1. Read and complete E-Learning Manuel
2. Instructor will go over your answers and talk more about gear and your digital underwater equipment.
3. 2x Open Water dives going over skills and techniques to improve your digital underwater photos. You will then view all images between dives and after dives to work on skills.

What do I need?

Personal dive gear (Full Kit) plus 2x tanks for the two open water dives. Don't worry if you don't have this yet as you can hire it for $100, this includes 2x tank hire, but for comfort, we recommend you have your own. Speak to us first before purchasing to be sure the equipment is appropriate. You will also need a digital underwater camera and a computer or device to be able to download and view the images.

    Course cost 

    Cost includes all training and reference materials, 2x open water dives with an Auckland Scuba Instructor.

    Why should I dive with Auckland Scuba?

    • We want you to enjoy your diving experience so you’ll come to love diving as we do.
    • Our instructors are passionate about diving.
    • We have regular dive trips throughout the year from our own boat (not charters). We believe that once you've learned to dive, you'll want to carry on so why not learn with a centre that actually gets out diving?!
    • We have the best price guarantee. If you find a better price for the same equipment, we'll match it.

    How to book?

    To book on a course you can pay through We will then contact you via email or call to confirm your details and process your course. We will confirm the dates for this course with you once we have confirmation.

    • Cancellation / Rescheduling – We do not accept cancellations and no refunds will be issued if you decide to pull out prior to commencement of the course or after the course has started, for any reason.

      However, your course can be rescheduled if you give us at least two weeks’ notice before the start date. Within two weeks of the course start date, a $200 rebooking fee applies. 

    • Additional Terms & Conditions – Additional terms and conditions will be sent to you to sign and return via email. If you have any questions or would like a printout of these please feel free to contact us.

    • Course Student Numbers - Course will be run once there are enough divers to facilitate the training. All material can be done before diving is required. We will communicate with you regarding dates and times. If you need to know more please contact us at
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