Want to take underwater photographs that you will be proud to share with others? If yes, then take the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course. Photography is an art, especially when it is done under water. With this course, you will get tips from the experts and thus, the learning curve will be shortened. You will also avoid beginner mistakes. You will learn a lot of things such as using underwater photography lights (strobes), avoiding backscatter, enhancing colour, and a lot more.
Through trial and error, you can spend hours learning underwater photography, or you can simply take a shortcut! In this course, you will be taught professional tricks and tips for taking great photos underwater. You will also learn the best ways to capture videos with a GoPro or other action camera.
With this online course, you can easily learn underwater photography fundamentals along with composition, shooting angles, lighting, and photographer etiquette. One can easily fit photography lessons into a hectic routine with the help of PADI eLearning. The independent study part of the course can be completed whenever and wherever it’s convenient to you. Online or offline, you can work at your own pace using a mobile device or a computer. Also, you can talk to your instructor for in-water training and in case of any doubts.
eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours
You will be doing two dives in order to get hands-on experience of taking photos with a compact camera or action camera. You can use your own or rent one. For getting excellent shots, you will be using the SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method.
Prerequisites: Certified diver / Junior OW Diver (or qualifying certification)
Total time commitment: 2 days
Minimum age: 10 years or older
Keep the following things in mind regarding medical requirements for scuba diving:
Minimum Age: 10 years
Course prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent entry-level certification
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course comprises knowledgeable development as well as in-water training for certification. If you buy a PADI eLearning course, then only the knowledge development part is covered. In order to complete your certification with a PADI instructor, there will be an additional cost. The charges will depend on class size, environment, and whether or not you need to rent scuba diving equipment. For more details about pricing, contact Aqua Nomads, which is a 5-star PADI centre in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep). Along with basic scuba equipment, you will also be requiring a digital underwater camera and a computer or other device in order to download and view images. Depending on your camera system, your instructor may suggest additional equipment and accessories. It is highly recommended that you use your own camera, strobes, etc. during the course. By doing so, you will become familiar with their functioning.
PADI eLearning: 2-4 hours
Entire course: 2 days
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You can also study at a location that has no internet access. Just use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. You can download the content in small sections with a total file size of around 13.9 MB. You can upload your progress when you get back online. This will help you in resuming your training right where you left off. The app is available for Android as well as Apple iOS devices. Devices should not be more than three models old and updated with the latest Operating System (OS).
The first dive of the Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course may be counted toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Ask your instructor at Aqua Nomads about earning credit. Each completed PADI speciality is a step closer to earning the elite Master Scuba Diver rating.
Havelock Island is known for having a total of nine outstanding locations that are great spots for diving as well as underwater photography. Going under the depths of these waters is exactly the type of experience that you are looking for.
For beginners, this is simply the best spot for diving. It is completely different from other locations as you can see long strips of coral belts with the perfect blend of hard as well as soft coral populations. Its rich ecosystem offers tons of fish of diverse species and colours. And if you are lucky enough, then you can spot wandering sea turtles near the corals.
As evident from the name, Turtle Bay has plenty of sea turtles. Moreover, you can also spot corals and Rays in abundance here. This spot is perfect for you if you are a true lover of natural marine life. The depth of water doesn’t exceed fourteen meters, thus making it a decent destination for inexperienced divers.
Divers looking for something exclusive should know that this is a perfect diving spot in Havelock Island owing to the shallow water, a large number of inhabitants including Napoleons, and a dense population of hard staghorn corals.
Popular for hard corals and small groups of fish, you can reach this place by boat. The capital animal of Andaman- Dugong, which is also known as sea-cow, can be easily spotted here.
Promising a lot to beginners, this spot is a bit offshore at a distance of three kilometres from Elephant Beach. It houses fringing reefs that are crowded with large groups of colourful fishes.
Allowing for a very unique view of the underwater world, this is a huge underwater rock that drops down to 56 meters.
It is simply described as an enormous block of hard corals in clear waters, with sea dwellers including sharks. The site is only recommended for experienced divers.
Only recommended for experienced divers, this is a long strip of the underwater canyon, which is nearly 24 meters deep.
If you want to witness the perfect balance of vibrant fish and soft & hard corals, then this is your one-stop destination. The water is shallow but gets deeper as you move farther from the shore.
Other scuba diving sites in Havelock Island are as mentioned below. These are also great for underwater photography.
Please note: Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited before scuba diving.
There are ferries plying from Port Blair that take nearly two and a half hours to reach Havelock Island. Booking in advance is not mandatory. You can ask your hotel/resort receptionist to book it for you.
In Havelock Island, you can indulge yourself in the fascinating activity of scuba diving and make your trip unforgettable. Second, to none, its rich marine life and coral population offers a great experience. When you are under the water, vibrant and colourful fish will surround you. If you want to become a licensed or professional diver, then you will be happy to know that Aqua Nomads located in Havelock Island offers different certifications as well as fun dives. You can dive at different dive sites around the world once you get the diving card.
We know that ticking off scuba diving from your bucket list is long due, and Havelock Island is the best place in Andaman to do it. Book your dive with us to have the best experience ever! This 5-star PADI facility will take care of all your requirements to ensure that you have a wonderful dive.