PADI Underwater Photography Course

Davy Jones Diving are Padi Gran Canaria's Gold Palm Resort no 798745
Description Where better to learn about underwater photography than in a Marine Reserve?. This course takes you through all aspects of setting up your camera, and using it underwater. We explain how aperture, shutter speed, depth of field and composition can all help improve your photographs.

Brian Goldthorpe, who was awarded a 'PADI Certificate of recognition of excellence' for his training, and took all the images on this site will personally fit the course to your needs, wether you are a beginner or have some photographic experience. You can use any type of camera from single-use, through film, to digital. If you have a digital camera then the Digital Photography Course will be more appropriate

Improve your underwater photography on this course
Minimum Requirements Must have a minimum of PADI Open Water qualification or equivalent.
Course Content and options After some introductory theory you do a first dive where we look at wide angle and deep water photography. After a review in the dive centre, it is back out to the sea for a second dive where we concentrate on macro and close shots, and in the more sheltered waters practice composition and adjusting exposure. We then review all the results and come up with some tips for improving in the future.
Skills covered The course covers photographic theory including depth of field, aperture, lighting and composition; and diving techniques including preparation of the camera, safe entry and exit with a camera, testing and using the camera.
Duration and Logistics This is a one day, two dive course. All transfers included.
Languages English - Instruction

All verbal instruction is in English. There are no special papers or tests to complete
What you get PADI Underwater Photography Specialist Qualification. If you do not want the formal qualification, this course can be run as a photography masterclass. PADI Open water divers will be able to count one of the dives towards their Advanced Open Water qualification.
What Next ? Enjoy yourself on more adventure dives with your camera! Take further adventure dives to gain another 'speciality qualification'.
Price This course costs €140 per person, which includes two dives, equipment hire and PADI Registration. We recommend that you should have a minimum of your own mask, fins and snorkel, and all other equipment can be hired on a daily basis. The price includes all logistics, collection and return and PADI Registration fees. If you want to hire a digital underwater camera this costs an additional €20 per day including SD card of results.
  • To dive in Spain, you must be fit to dive. You will fill in an WRSTC/PADI self-certification medical form and if you reply 'No' to all the questions you need no further checks. If you reply 'Yes' to some of the questions you will need to get a medical check done by a doctor. These can be arranged in Gran Canaria for between €30 and €40.
  • In order to keep the centre free of COVID-19 we insist that all students are free of symptoms and recent contacts. When vaccination roll-out reaches your age-group we expect you to be vaccinated before arrival.
How to reserve your place on a course You can fill in the Express course enquiry and reservation form or use the information on our contact page to email or call us to enquire about or reserve a place on your course.
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