PADI Underwater Photographer

Accueil » La Plongée sous-marine / Scuba Diving » Apprendre » PADI Underwater Photographer


PADI Underwater Photographer, description of the training:

We all want to immortalize our experiences and our underwater encounters to share them or relieve them once on the ground.
That’s why PADI Underwater Photographer became one of the most popular diving speciality.
Especially since the underwater camera market allow us today, to capture beautiful picture without being a photographer and / or professional diver.

However, some basics and knowledge are still essential.

La photographie sous-marine.
La photographie sous-marine.

The PADI Underwater Photographer training allows you to evolve quickly no matter which equipment you use.
In addition to photography techniques, your instructor will also teach you the basics about respect, safety and buoyancy.


As the underwater photography is not only for divers, there is also a specific training for snorkelers and free divers!

Registration conditions:

Be 12years old.
 Be Open Water Diver.


During your 2 dives training with our PADI Instructors, you will learn:
– How to choose your camera according to your needs.
– The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
– Principles for good composition of underwater pictures.
– Basics to take the best pictures with your camera!

Tortue verte Philippines
Tortue verte aux Philippines, par Olivier.

Good to know!
The second dive of this PADI Speciality may be credited as Adventure Dive for your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification!

To improve your techniques and the quality of your shots, your instructor will advice you if necessary, the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy, the secrets of successful pictures!


Underwater photographer
Murène Léopard, au Sultanat d’Oman, par Olivier.

In addition of your usual gear, you will need a underwater camera with a dry box, which you will connect to you computer to save and share your new pictures.


Don’t hesitate to visit our diving shop, full of various accessories to make your photographic adventures practical and effective, and make you a real professional photographer!

Begin your PADI Underwater Photographer training:

To start now your training, you can register on PADI eLearning. You will learn at your own pace with an interactive program, the principles of great underwater photography, with a bonus section on underwater imaging.
You can also contact us to get the PADI Underwater Photographer manual. Together, we will plan  knowledge review and our dives.

Lion Fish!

So, ready to make beautiful shots??