Digital UW Photographer Specialty Instructor


With the Digital Underwater Photographer course you will help your future scuba student divers and snorkelers develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive.

Priorities in the course:

  • Digital cameras types and digital underwater camera systems.
  • Preparing the underwater camera system.
  • Dive with an underwater photo system demonstrating care for the environment and techniques that avoid damaging it.
  • Practice getting proper exposure, contrast and sharpness by using and controlling (as appropriate to the camera system) shutter, aperture, EV control, focus and flash.
  • Composing of photos.
  • Downloading images on the computer, backing up images, sorting and organizing images and processing images.

Be a renewed PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.


One day including one open water dive.


  • PADI DUP Specialty Student Manual & Whitebalance Slate
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Outline for DUP
  • Additional to your other dive gear: Camera & Housing
Altitude Instructor
AWARE Fish Indentification
AWARE Shark Conservation
Boat Instructor
Cavern Instructor
Deep Instructor
Digital Underwater Photography
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
Drift Instructor
Dry Suit Instructor
DSMB Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Enriched Air Nitrox
Equipment Specialist
Full Face Mask Instructor
Gas Blender
Ice Instructor
Lionfish Instructor
Multilevel & Computer Instructor
Night Instructor
Recompression Chamber
Sea Turtle Instructor
Search & Recovery Instructor
Self Reliant Instructor
Semiclosed Rebreather
Sidemount Instructor
UW Communication Instructor
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator
Underwater Videographer
Whaleshark Instructor
Wreck Instructor

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