Have a dive trip coming up? Refresh your skills in a 1.5-hour session with a PADI certified instructor

  • Underwater Photography Fundamentals

Underwater Photography Fundamentals

Capture the beauty and the unique aquatic species you see while on your dive. By learning proper photography techniques and skills and choosing a camera suited for you, you will be able to create must see photos for all!

  • Classroom session - 2 hours of Underwater Photogrphy 
  • Pool seesion and Open Water Dives - optional add on  TBD
  • Must own underwater camera


Taxes, Pool sesion( $125)  and check out dives ($125) are not included in the above price.

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What you are going to learn

During this course you will learn the method and practical techniques to take great photos with your camera. You will also get knowledge on underwater camera equipment to chose the right system for you.

  • Basics of UW Photography
    • UW Photo Facts
    • UW Tips
  • UW Photography Definitions and Components
  • What type of camera do you need to get started
  • Phone vs Action vs 360 camera vs Compact vs Mirrorless vs DSLR
  • What is a good UW setup?
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      • Entry vs MidRange
      • Strobe
      • Photo lights
      • Filters
  • How to start taking UW Photos
    • Shooting
      • Manual vs Automatic
      • White Balancing
  • Post Processing
    • Lightroom
  • Other Resources
    • Websites
    • Youtube Channels
    • Online Publications
    • Instagram


Typically we run the course in two sections. The first being a full day in the classroom . Following by a different session of 3 hours pool time and optional with two dives, that can be done here locally, or arranged on one of our Tobermory trips.

What You’ll Need?

  • Prerequisites:

  • Hold an Open Water Diver certification from PADI or equivelant from another recognized scuba diver training organization.
  • Be 10 years or older.


  • Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need an underwater camera. A a video light and a strobe are highly recommended as well.


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