Learning Underwater Photography with Blue Water Prism – our introductory class

As a scuba diver your friends always ask what it is like – now there is a way to share your excitement with them. Our Underwater Photography Class gives you the skill to take quality images that you can share and remember your dives with. And with digital technology easily available, it is much simpler.

Anyone can take “snap shots” while diving. Blue Water Prism wants you to take photographs. Learn from a professional photographer who can help you to get the most out of any underwater digital camera and in no time you will be on your way to creating great images!

During the course you will learn good habits (photographic and scuba) as well as a basic understanding of techniques to shoot good underwater images. Your instructor has experience using digital camera systems, from point-and-shoot to digital single lens reflex cameras as well as being an expert at shooting local marine life.

The best way to learn photography is to have a hands-on experience. Our course has a lecture and a practical part. The lecture portion of the course focuses on important concepts and techniques. When you hit the water you understand how your camera works and your subjects think and will react to you. Covered is proper preparation and care of the equipment, exposure, white balance, lighting and composition. You then will go on several dives to practice your skills, along with your instructor. The two review sessions with your instructor are where you will gain insight into how to improve your shots.

At the end you will receive a DVD of your images to take home with you.


  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Open water certification (Advanced preferred) and excellent buoyancy skills (bring your C card!)
  • Waterproof camera in underwater housing rated at 100 feet (30 meters) or more

Training Fees (Special Introductory Price) $175 US per person (does not include your cost with your dive operator)

Course Schedule:

  • Day 1 afternoon: Introduction to photography concepts – 1.5 hr
  • Day 2: 2 – dives to practice taking images
  • Day 2 afternoon: Review of day’s pictures and overview of Adobe Lightroom – 2 hrs
  • Day 3: 2 – dives to practice taking images
  • Day 3 afternoon: Final review of day’s pictures – 1 hr

Course size minimum 2 persons – maximum 5 persons

For more information or to schedule a class please complete the form below.

Hope to see you soon!!