PADI Underwater Videographer Course

With the PADI Underwater Videographer course, you will learn to capture the sights, sounds, and dynamic motion of the marine world. As a videographer, you will be taught the fundamentals so that you can create engaging and entertaining videos that everyone likes. Underwater videos are simply amazing as they capture the sights, sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world beautifully. 

The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course is perfect for you if you are interested in making the best clips by learning how to edit your scuba diving stories. You can share these with your friends via ScubaEarth and other social media as well. These underwater videos are entertaining, interesting, and worth watching multiple times. If you are at least ten years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, then you can enrol in this interesting PADI speciality course.

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The PADI instructor at Dive Andaman will teach you selecting, maintaining, and caring for your underwater video equipment. It will include housed unit with external lights as well as your underwater camera that also shoots videos. Fundamentals like exposure, focus, storyline, and sequencing will be covered by you during this course. After the dive, you will learn about the editing process and bringing out videos that capture scuba adventures in the truest sense.

There is a possibility that the first dive of this PADI diver course may credit as an adventure dive toward the Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Talk to your instructor to know more about earning credit. 


An underwater video camera and basic scuba equipment are obviously needed. You should have video editing equipment in order to edit your videos. It generally involves a computer with editing software. In order to get high-quality underwater videos, you should ask the PADI instructor while scuba diving.

Getting Started

The basics of underwater imaging can be learnt with the PADI’s eLearning option, which is a digital underwater photographer online program. A section is dedicated to the video along with other sections that include still photography. It is a web-based educational program that teaches you the principles of great underwater imaging and video. Both the speciality courses, Underwater Videographer and Digital Underwater Photographer, can be completed by studying independently online.

Scuba Diving in the Andaman Islands

Your vacation in Andaman Island is incomplete if you don’t go for scuba diving here. Havelock Island, which was renamed Swaraj Dweep in 2018, is known for the best diving spots in Andamans. This is popular for having white sandy beaches, hypnotising turquoise lagoons, colourful corals, tempting cobalt waters, and enthralling marine life. Imagine going into the depths of such a magical place! It would be an experience of a lifetime. People from all over the world come to the Andaman Islands to experience this amazing water adventure activity, and their preference is Havelock Island because that’s the one-stop destination for enjoying so many water sports. 

If you are a water enthusiast (or not), you are going to enjoy the incredible marine life offered by the emerald isles. Diving is an extremely thrilling and amazing activity for all the water babies. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment including an oxygen cylinder, water goggles, a pair of fins, a regulator, weights (to keep you underwater), etc. To enjoy this life-changing experience, you don’t need to be an experienced swimmer; a beginner can also have a truly rewarding time under the water while exploring the unknown. You cannot afford to miss a glimpse of the underwater world in Havelock Island. It is beyond your imagination for sure!

Most of the diving sites are in water not deeper than twenty meters. However, deeper and newer spots are being discovered that are highly recommended. You can reach these dive sites in 30 minutes to 2 hours by boat. Their topography and fish life are incomparable here. The prescribed depth limits are strictly followed by all diving instructors for safety purposes. Scuba diving in Andaman Island is strictly performed under the supervision of professional trainers. But those tourists, who are experienced and certified, can request to dive at a site that is deeper than their previous experiences. 

Explore the beauty of ocean depths

In Havelock Island, you can indulge yourself in the fascinating activity of scuba diving and make your trip unforgettable. The dives are conducted preferably early in the morning because of clear visibility and increased chances of finding breathing corals during that time of the day. Complete assistance is given by the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified scuba instructor. 

Once you reach the dive site, you will be required to wear the proper equipment for scuba diving and listen to all the instructions carefully before embarking on your underwater experience. The universal underwater signs for communication will be taught to you. You will be given a test dive session in the shallow waters so that you can become familiar with the gear. He will accompany you through the entire procedure. After making you do breathing practice and other techniques along with answering your questions (if any), the trainer will take you under the water. That would be the exact moment when you will forget everything else that is happening outside!

Please note: Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited before scuba diving.

If you are always ready for an adventure and excited to explore what our wonderful planet has to offer, then scuba diving sounds like a perfect activity for you. While discovering the incredible marine life, you will challenge yourself at so many levels you wouldn’t have even imagined. Your underwater experience will boost all your senses and open your eyes to a whole new magical world! That’s why, we would suggest you to get yourself scuba dive certification and go for your first dive as soon as you can.

If you are already on a beach holiday, then capturing your scuba diving experience in your camera will add some extra adventure to your vacation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. 1 : What is the PADI Underwater Videographer course?

    Answer: The PADI Underwater Videographer course is offered by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). It is designed to teach you how to capture high-quality underwater videos using the right equipment and techniques. It covers topics such as camera handling, shooting techniques, lighting, and editing. The course is ideal for scuba divers who want to document their underwater adventures or for those who want to pursue a career in underwater videography. It is a great way to learn how to capture high-quality underwater video footage and is suitable for both experienced and novice photographers

  • Q. 2 : Who can take the PADI Underwater Videographer course?

    Answer: If you are a scuba diver and are at least 10 years old, you can pursue the PADI underwater videographer course. Note that you will need to be a certified scuba diver to take the course. This means that you will have completed a scuba diving certification course, such as the PADI Open Water Diver course. The course is also suitable for you if you have experience with photography or videography on land, even though you are new to underwater photography. Some level of experience with underwater photography or videography is ideal but not a requirement. While you do not need to have any special skills or abilities to take this course, it is important to be comfortable and confident in the water, as well as have good buoyancy control. The course will also require you to carry and operate heavy camera equipment, so you should ideally be physically fit to carry heavy equipment underwater.

  • Q. 3 : What equipment do you need for the PADI Underwater Videographer course?

    Answer:You will need your own underwater video camera and housing. Housing is the hard structure that covers your camera so that you can operate it underwater. There are many different types of underwater video cameras available, ranging from basic point-and-shoot models to high-end professional cameras. The type of camera you choose will depend on your budget and the level of quality you want to achieve. It is important to ensure that the camera and housing are compatible and that the housing is rated to the depth that you plan to dive.

    You can rent the lights and accessories required for your dive from the dive centre or instructor or buy them on your own. You should also have a computer with video-editing software to complete the assignments of the course. 

  • Q. 4 : How long does the PADI Underwater Videographer course take?

    Answer: You can complete the videographer course in as little as two days, but it is recommended that you take the time to practice and become comfortable with the equipment and techniques. The course typically consists of three dives, but additional dives may be required to complete the course objectives. You can either pursue this course as a standalone course or as part of a larger scuba diving certification program.

  • Q. 5 : What will you learn in the PADI Underwater Videographer course?

    Answer: The PADI videography course covers a range of topics. Some of them are: 

    1. Camera handling: You’ll learn how to properly handle your camera and housing to get the best footage possible.
    2. Shooting techniques: You’ll learn how to frame your shots, adjust focus, and capture steady footage.
    3. Lighting: You’ll understand how to use artificial and natural light to enhance your videos.
    4. Editing: You’ll learn how to edit your footage using video editing software to create a professional-looking final product.
  • Q. 6 : How much does the PADI Underwater Videographer course cost in the Andamans?

    Answer: The cost of the course varies depending on the dive centre or instructor. Typically, the course fee includes the instruction, equipment rental (if necessary), and certification fees. The cost of the PADI underwater videographer course on Andaman and Nicobar Island would range from INR 25,000 to INR 35,000, which includes equipment rental, instruction, and certification fees. Keep in mind that additional expenses such as transportation, accommodation, and meals may also need to be factored in.

  • Q. 7 : Why should you learn the PADI Underwater Videographer course in the Andamans?

    Answer: Andaman and Nicobar Island is a perfect place to learn the course due to its rich marine biodiversity and clear waters. Scuba divers from across the world head to the archipelago to learn new diving skills or test their existing skills. The island offers an array of dive sites with diverse marine life, including colourful coral reefs, large pelagics, and rare species of marine animals. You will have the opportunity to capture stunning footage of this beautiful underwater world. Additionally, most of the islands famous for diving like Havelock and Neil Island are well-equipped with experienced instructors and modern equipment. The Andamans is an ideal place to gain hands-on experience and enhance your skills in underwater videography.

  • Q. 8 : What certification will you receive after completing the videographer course?

    Answer: If you successfully complete the course will receive the PADI Underwater Videographer certification. This certification demonstrates that you have the skills and knowledge to capture high-quality underwater video footage. The certificate is valid everywhere in the world irrespective of where you get it.

  • Q. 9 : What is the format of the PADI Underwater Videographer course?

    Answer: The course typically consists of classroom sessions, pool sessions, and open-water dives. In the classroom sessions, you will learn about camera handling, shooting techniques, lighting, and editing. In the pool sessions, you will practice camera handling and shooting techniques in a controlled environment. In the open water dives, you will put your skills to the test and capture footage in a real-world setting. To get a certificate, you’ll have to complete at least three open water dives, during which you will capture footage and complete assigned tasks. You can also do a digital underwater photographer course online via the PADI e-learning website. You can pursue this course independently and it may take 2- 4 hours.

  • Q. 10 : What kind of jobs can you get after completing the videographer course?

    Answer: After completing the course, you can pursue a career in underwater videography. This could include working as a freelance videographer, working for a dive centre or resort, or working for a production company. You could also use your skills to create videos for personal use, such as documenting your own diving adventures or creating videos for friends and family.

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