Underwater Photography

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever.

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today’s modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.


It’s a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had. Plus capture images to share with your friends and family.


This course allows the student to experience some of the special considerations of underwater photography, with a discussion of many areas of interest to the photographer.


Student Pre-requisites:

  • Open water diver certification
  • 10 years or older
  • Camera



  • Underwater Light
  • Variation of light underwater
  • Time for best available light photography
  • Color correction filtering for depth
  • Strobes
  • Selective color absorption of light
  • Available light and strobe considerations
  • Color balance
  • Grain
  • Resolving power
  • Latitude
  • Contrast
  • Color reversal
  • Camera use in association with SCUBA
  • Types of cameras
  • Handling of equipment
  • Photographic subjects
  • Composition of scene
  • Use of light enhancement
  • Subject ease


Required skill performance

Open water dive 1

  • Local dive site to familiarize the student with the equipment and handling
  • Composition looked at from a beginner point of view

Open water dive 2

  • Marine subjects
  • Additional light considerations
  • Wide coloring
  • Stress on safety while within the water environment and attaining good quality subjects
  • Both still and moving life subjects


Duration: 2 days Theory and practice


Course Fee: $4,500.00 MXN Tax Included, Private instruction is available upon request.


Certification: Digital Underwater Photographer Diver


Course Includes: 2 ocean dives, instructions, daily locker.


Start this course ONLINE! Click here to be re-directed to PADI’s eLearning Digital Underwater Photography Course, then complete it here with us! Locate our shop with this code: Akumal Dive Shop S-1806

If this activity is of interest to you, please contact us and we will be delighted to answer any additional questions.

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