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PADI UNDER WATER PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALTY COURSE CAPE TOWN – INTRODUCTION

One of the best parts about scuba diving is being able to capture the memories of your incredible underwater experiences.  It’s the beautiful underwater photographs that draw many people to scuba diving in the first place.

Whether you fancy yourself as a budding underwater scuba dive photographer or you just want to have a special visual documentation of your underwater experiences, the Underwater Photography Speciality is what makes all the difference between a quick blurry snapshot and a truly professional looking photograph while diving!

Being able to take great shots with ease, is what will make your photos the envy of all of your friends, and also provide great souvenirs of your very best dives.

Quick overview of the PADI Underwater Photography Specialty Course in Cape Town

  • You must have your PADI Open Water scuba dive certification
  • Duration: 2 scuba dives (minimum 1 day)
  • Minimum age:  10
  • This is a two part course.

    Level One:
    Being in the pool or confined open water diving where you will learn about the equipment, preparation of your underwater camera and housing and how to take environmentally friendly photos.

    Level Two:
    You learn about file formats, resolution settings and image adjustment.
  • Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel and a snack.

PADI UNDER WATER PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALTY COURSE OUTLINE

We meet each morning at the Into the Blue shop in Cape Town as our central starting point. Here we do registration, theory and we also get your scuba equipment. Meeting times are normally at 09:15. You can expect to be finished between 3 and 6 in the afternoon, depending on where we are diving on the day. Your scuba course includes both theory and practical aspects and consists of:

Theory

Reading the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Manual and completing and reviewing the Knowledge Reviews.

The following is part of your theory:

  • Level One:
      • Digital Revolution
      • Digital Cameras
      • Underwater Camera Systems
      • Underwater Photography
      • Basic Underwater shooting
      • PADI SEA Method
      • After the dive
  • Level Two:
    • Workflow overview
    • Downloading images
    • Backing up images
    • Sorting and organizing images
    • Processing images
    • Sharing images

Practical

  • Level One:
    • Entry and exit techniques
    • Basic underwater photography techniques
  • Level Two:
    • Assemble and disassemble camera
    • Practicing contrast, colouring, exposure, composition
    • Demonstrate PADI SEA method

PADI UNDER WATER PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALTY COURSE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Do you provide a camera or must we have our own?
    We do provide a camera for rent, however it is nicer if you have your own then you will be able to get used to the camera’s settings.

  2. Do we get to keep our own pictures?
    Certainly ! We will be happy to put all your pictures on a memory stick for you.

  3. How advanced is this course?
    This scuba dive course deals with the basics of underwater photography – such as white balance, focus, framing, and basic editing. If you are a professional photographer, you would know most of what we teach in this course – only the underwater part of the course would be new to you.

What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?

Mikko S

Great people! - We went diving a couple of times with...
Into the Blue and had a great time. The crew was really friendly and professional and took care of all everything like driving us to the dive sites and back, washing the diving gear and changing the cylinders and we almost felt bad not having to do anything. Will definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to dive in Cape Town.

Clinton Bobbert

I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can...

I grew up on the sea, always wondered how it must be into the deep blue sea. Then one day me and my wife decided to do an attempt to do scuba diving and I was quite nervous about going under water but thanks to the Into the blue crew and their patience and determination me and my wife found a new hobby and looking forward to go around the world and scuba dive all around the world. So from me and my wife we want to thank Cape Town, South Africa, Into the blue, for what we have experienced and thank you for opening a new world to us! I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can ever make!

Jacques Vermeulen

Best dive shop ever! People are friendly and helpful!...

Cape Town diving for the win!