What will you learn
If you’ve been diving for a while now and you’re fascinated by the possibility of taking amazing underwater photos, this is where you start!
This course will give you a taste of the wonderful world of underwater photography! No camera required! We will supply a high-quality compact camera and housing for you to use and explain everything you need to know about it.
The course includes a 1hr theory class, explaining the basics of underwater photography – color loss, camera settings, lighting, filters, marine life behavior, composition, etc.
During the class, you will learn concepts that are relevant for any camera you will use in the future, as well as specific controls and settings for the camera you will use during the ‘Try Underwater Photography’ dive.
After the dive, you will receive all the photos you shoot with a free video on how to edit them at home.
Bonus: You will also receive 5 professional photos of yourself shooting underwater, taken by your instructor during the dive.
The dive site we will visit is a shore dive, known for an abundance of species such as pufferfish, lobster, rainbow wrasse, spotted stingrays, moray eels, blennies, arrow crabs, banded coral shrimp, sea horses, frogfish and more!
While we can’t guarantee anything, on most dives we encounter most of the species we listed above :)
Cozumel is one of my favorite places for underwater photography. It’s easily accessible from anywhere in North America, there are plenty of dive sites to choose from, the reefs are spectacular, visibility is mind-blowing and the diving is great year-round. Yes, even during “hurricane season”.
Price - $175 USD / Private
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8:00 - Meet at Barefoot Dive Center
8:00 - 8:30 - Gear rental and forms
8:30 - 10:00 - Theory session
10:00 - 10:30 - Drive to dive site, set up gear
11:00 - 12:00 – Go diving!
12:00 - 12:30 - Wrap up, drive back to the shop
Understand camera settings and how to adjust them for different types of shots (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.)
Types of underwater lighting.
Proper use and positioning of UW strobes.
Composition and framing.
Marine life behavior.