Want to show your friends and family the beautiful underwater world you explored in Curacao? Learn how to capture underwater images during the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer (DUP) Specialty Course!

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated DSLR like the pros.

What you will learn

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from The Happy Hippo, you’ll discover:

– How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
– The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
– Principles for good composition of underwater images.
– Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.

Getting Started

Start learning now with PADI’s home-study materials – Digital Underwater Photographer eLearning. Read and watch the video about digital underwater photography, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for your two dives with us.


Minimum Age: 10 years old.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver.

Digital underwater camera*

Medically fit for diving.

Medical Questionnaire
Because this is dive training, there is a medical form involved. You need to be fit for diving before you start your course. Contact us for more information.

Time Commitment: 2 dives, approx 12 hours.


*Excluding: Digital Underwater Camera
Besides your basic scuba gear, you’ll need a digital underwater camera.
It’s best to use your own camera, strobes, etc. during the course so you can become familiar with how they work. If needed a Digital underwater camera can be rented.

Those are but a few of our specialty courses offered.

We offer more specialties on special request.
Contact Us and find out more.