Welcome to the exciting world of digital underwater photography!!

At Amigos Del Mar we are passionate about Digital Underwater Photography and it shows in the courses we offer.


Digital Underwater Photography has completely changed through the introduction of digital cameras. Digital photography has made taking good photographs above and below the surface easier than ever. However no piece of equipment can make up for poor technique. An understanding of basic composition and good diving skills are more important than spending $1000’s on equipment. Let us show you how!!

Here are some options for those interested in pursuing the rewarding hobby of Digital Underwater Photography.

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty Course


The PADI Digital Underwater Photography course gets you going quickly with today’s modern digital equipment.

You Can Take the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course

Online Now!!!

What does it cover?

The PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course Online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. In the first two sections, the focus is primarily on still photography – whether you take digital still images with a camera or camcorder. Section Three covers some specific tips on how to image quality underwater video with digital cameras.

How does it work? – After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you check understanding of the presented information before moving on. This lets you go through the program efficiently and at your own pace. End-of-section exams verify your mastery of the entire topic and are automatically scored.

What does it cost? – The PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course online segment is $120 (US) nonrefundable payable to PADI. When you arrive in Cabo San Lucas Amigos Del Mar will finish your certification with a class review, 2 photo dives and post dive critique. That charge is $150.00.

Or simply do the whole Digital Underwater Photography Course with us . . . $250.00 includes; Manual, DVD, Use of Camera, Housing, Strobe and Lenses, PADI Certification . . .



This intensive course was designed by Amigos Del Mar partner Kevin Colter based on his 30 years of experience in Underwater Photography. It’s a 4 day underwaterdigital photography course designed to introduce divers to the process of making images and working efficiently in the underwater environment.

We begin on land. Equipment handling, Body Positioning, Composition, Camera Care and Basic Maintenance are all explained in detail. Then the next day we take these concepts into the Sea of Cortez where we cover: existing Light Photography, Using Underwater Strobes, Wide Angle, Macro and Close-Up Photography. These techniques are covered during a series of 6 dives over 3 days. At the end of each day we go over the photos you took and teach post production techniques, using the computer to make your photos even better.

$400.00 includes: 5 Classroom Sessions, Support Materials, 3 Two Tank Dives, Use of Camera, Housing, Strobe and Lenses, PADI Certification . . . The Course takes 4 Days to complete . . . All class participants must be Advanced Certified.

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