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 opportunities.
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.
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