Underwater Photography Overview

By signing up for the Underwater Photography course, you'll learn how to efficiently move underwater and capture high-quality images and videos. This intensive course was designed by our partner, Kevin Colter, based on his 30 years of experience in underwater photography. With the evolution of underwater cameras, you now have a wide selection of cameras to choose from. Whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated DSLR, we will teach you how to combine basic composition, right techniques, and good diving skills to come up with beautiful shots.

The first day is spent on land learning about equipment handling, body positioning, composition, camera care, and basic maintenance in details. On the next day, we will take you to the Sea of Cortez to tackle techniques such as existing light photography using strobes, wide angle, macro, and close-up photography. You will practice these techniques during a series of 6 dives over 3 days and at the end of each day, we will go over your digital photos and teach you various post-production techniques using the computer to make your photos even more captivating.

Photography learning materials, underwater camera, and other equipment rentals are provided so no need to worry if you haven’t brought your own. We limit our class size to a maximum of 6 students per PADI-certified instructor to give you a relaxed and more personalized learning atmosphere. At the end of the course, you will be able to capture amazing images of your underwater adventure so that you can preserve the memories.

Operation: Daily

Duration: 4-day course

Requirements: Advanced certified diver certification

What to bring with you
We highly recommend that you bring any valid ID and comfortable swimwear with you on the day of the scuba lesson.

Dive location
We will bring you to Pelican Rock, a calm and protected site which is known for its thriving reef that begins at 20 feet and gradually slopes to 60 feet. This dive area located on the west side of the bay has cascading Sandfalls and a great wall that drops down 3,000 feet into a submarine canyon.

What you can expect to see
You will have plenty of opportunities to take excellent underwater photos because the dive site is teeming with wildlife at every turn including all kinds of tropical fish and invertebrates. Manta rays may also be spotted gliding in these waters especially during summer time. As you make your way around the area, you’ll see rocky slopes that are covered with lovely gorgonians and graceful swaying sea fans.

Price: US $400

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