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  Unit 7, 89 Erindale Road, Balcatta, Perth, Western Australia, 6021
(08) 9240 6662


The Introduction to Digital Underwater Photography Course is a two day course that will get you started with the basics of shooting below the surface, using the latest point and shoot digital cameras. Our Instructor will be a professional photographer will many years of experience in Underwater Photography. This course will help you develop the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to start the journey into the amazing world of underwater photography.

There are two separate courses for photography. They can be done together over two days or individually. First course is Level 1 and the second is Level 2. They both include classroom, pool session, review and boat is optional but recommended on Level 2. A shore dives option is also available dependent on conditions.

These can be done as separate stand-alone courses or for maximum benefit as a combined course.

Day One – Level One
The theory Session we will discussing underwater photo topics and terminology, work with our cameras, and learn how to apply these new skills underwater, before taking to the water for hands-on experience.

After diving we will review your photos and discuss ways to improve your skills for your next underwater photo dive.

Special deals on our underwater camera range are available for students enrolled in the course.

Day Two – Level Two
Meet at Dive Charter Boat which takes us to Rottnest Island for two boat dives(optional but recommended). Apply all knowledge learnt from the first day but now taking photos of local marine life. You will practice photo composition for both Macro and wide angle, also good buoyancy skills to minimize environmental impact. Learn the best technique to take photos in our waters, flash or no flash and how to white balance underwater.
If due to weather not permitting we can also go shore diving instead!

This is a practical hands on course, achieving good buoyancy will be the skill to master to become a better diver and naturally take better photos!


Certified as a SSI or PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from another certification organization.
Prior to the course you are required to have read the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual and completed Knowledge Review questions.
Organise to have or rent a digital camera from the shop and to practice taking photos prior to starting course. These photos will be reviewed at the start of the course.


Level One – $295.00 – includes Theory Session and In Water Session.
Level Two – $249.00 plus charter fees $165.00
NOTE: Boat Dive Option to Rottnest Island add $165.00.


$200.00 Deposit on receipt of manuals and the balance at the commencement of the first lesson.


  • Photographic Manual
  • Training by an experienced Instructor
  • Pool Dives
  • Theory Sessions
  • Air Fills

Topics Covered:

  • Camera assembly and Maintenance
  • Buoyancy and Task Loading Management
  • Macro vs. Wide Angle Photography
  • Understanding White Balance
  • Exposure Values (EV) or (+/-) (over/under exposure)
  • Lighting Basics
    • Internal Flash
    • Strobes
    • Red Filters
  • Basic Photograph Composition
  • Basic Image editing and enhancement
  • Downloading and Saving your Images


Course commences at the Shop at 8:30AM. Bring drinks, lunch, swimmers, sunscreen and towel. Finishes approximately 4:30PM.


Courses conducted on demand. Call 9240 6662 for more information.