Underwater Photography

  PADI Digital Photography Specialty

Freeze time with an underwater camera and you tell a story that even non-divers can understand. Not only that, but you have a record and log of your adventures – more than the memories.

Reliving a dive is as simple as looking at a photograph!

Whether you’re a casual holiday snapper or a consummate photo pro, the PADI Underwater Photo course teaches you the basics as they apply to taking photos underwater, with a special emphasis on practical techniques. The underwater world offers incredible image possibilities, however, this environment is extremely challenging. This is where proper Technique is absolute.

Covered in this Course:

  • Digital Cameras – Types & Systems

  • Photo Techniques

  • Image Resolutions

  • Proper Strobe Use

  • Using Lenses

  • PADI SEA Method

  • Camera Familiarization

 

Session One (Class/Pool):

  • Paperwork

  • Lecture

  • Camera Preparation

Approx. Time: 3-4 Hrs

 

 

Session Two (Open-Water):

  • Photo Briefing

  • Dives #1 & #2

  • Photo Technique Review

Approx. Time: 5-10 Hrs


(Depending on whether it’s a Beach or Boat Dive Program)

 

Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS REQUIREMENTS

PREREQUISITE REQUIRED GEAR
Completion of the PADI Open Water Class or equivalent*.

(Minimum age 12 to Register)

*If your certification is listed below you may qualify to enroll in this PADI Specialty Course at Pacific Wilderness.

-BSAC Ocean Diver
-CMAS 1 Star Diver
-IDEA Open Water
-NASDS Open Water
-NAUI Open Water
-PDIC Open Water
-SSI Open Water
-YMCA Open Water

 

The Following Equipment is Required for this Specialty Class:

  • Basic Gear (Purchased in OpenWater)
  • Full SCUBA Gear (Rental Available**)
    • Regulator System
    • B. C.
    • Tank
    • Wetsuit & Hood
    • Weight Belt

    Plus the Following needed for all Specialty Classes:

  • Dive Knife & Slate*
  • Compass*
  • Whistle*
  • Dive Bag for Boat Trips*
  • Safety Sausage*

Digital Camera Systems are Provided – If you wish to use your own you may

Deduct $100 from the Class Price Listed Below.

*Note, this Equipment is Required at ALL Dive Shops and is not included in the Class.

**Full SCUBA Gear is available for Rental at a Package Rate of $60 for the Weekend

TRAINING OPTIONS

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Private – Boat Dives Program
BOAT DIVE PROGRAMWB01372_.gif (406 bytes)Our most Popular Specialty Program. The Underwater Digital Photography Boat Dives program incorporates about 14 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with Two Supervised Dives to Complete your Specialty Certification.

We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  1. Photography is the best way to share your experiences.
  2. It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Specialty Classes.
  3. It gives your Group the ability to take a Private Specialty Class with just your Friends at a comparable Price to Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses at other shops
  4. This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  5. Smaller class sizes mean more Personalized Attention.

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

 

Classes Size of One up to Eight 

Add $100 if you need to Rent a Digital Camera

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule
  • Tuition Fee
  • PADI Digital Photography Book
  • PADI Specialty Certification Card.
  • (2) Supervised Boat Dives
  • Catalina Island Boat Trip

 

 

To book your own “Private” Class please use the following Outline for time allocations:

  • Session #1 (Class / Pool):  – Dedicate 3-4 Hours total time. This may be done in One evening prior to your Dives.
  • Session #2 (Dives) – You will need to Dedicate a Full Day. Our Boat Trips are scheduled a Year in Advance and can be Viewed Here. Look up any “Shop Boat Dive” and use those dates in planning your Schedule. Session normally runs 6:30 am to 5 pm.

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Specialty Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Boat and Instructor Availability.

Private – Beach Dives Program
BEACH DIVES PROGRAM WB01372_.gif (406 bytes)Our most Economical Specialty Program.

The Underwater Digital Photography Beach Dives program incorporates about 9 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with Two Supervised Dives to Complete your Specialty Certification.

We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  1. Photography is the best way to share your experiences.
  2. It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Specialty Classes.
  3. It gives your Group the ability to take a Private Specialty Class with just your Friends at a comparable Price to Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses at other shops
  4. This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  5. Smaller class sizes mean more Personalized Attention.

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Classes Size of One up to Eight 

Add $100 if you need to Rent a Digital Camera

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule
  • Tuition Fee
  • PADI Digital Photography Book
  • PADI Specialty Certification Card.
  • (2) Open-Water Beach Dives with Instructor

To book your own “Private” Class please use the following Outline for time allocations:

  • Session #1 (Class / Pool):  – Dedicate 3-4 Hours total time. This may be done in One evening prior to your Dives.
  • Session #2 (Dives) – You will need to Dedicate a Half Day. Our Beach Dives are normally arranged early morning when conditions are typically best.  Session normally runs 7 am to Noon.

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Specialty Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Instructor Availability.

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