Basic Photography Course
This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge to enjoy underwater
photography while minimizing the risks of such activities. This is a course of underwater
photography techniques, not lab techniques.
Coverage is to include underwater photographic equipment, films, photo techniques,
lighting techniques, fundamentals of photography, underwater camera techniques and
underwater photo problems.
Divers are to actually take underwater photographs and have the results reviewed
and critiqued. Activities of other diving courses may be used to provide photographic
PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age minimum is 15 years. (Junior certification for ages 12 - 14 years is allowed.
See “Policies Applying to All Courses”: Age, Junior Certification.”) Certification:
Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required. The instructor is to ensure
adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall
use skill or other evaluations to do so.
The above course description is general in term. There will be variations on the
course depending on certification agency.