Underwater Videographer

The PADI Underwater Videographer specialty course is a scuba diving course which teaches you how to properly take videos while underwater.


In order to enroll in the PADI Underwater Videographer course, you need to be at least 15 years old and a certified PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent).

Course Structure

During your Underwater Videographer specialty course, you will learn and practice different techniques for filming objects underwater. This may include plants and aquatic life, macro photography, fast-moving objects and other divers. Your instructor will discuss important aspects to keep in mind while you are taking filming, such a visibility, lighting, color, subject composition and distance. During your open water dives, you will put these techniques into practice by filming various subjects.

Once you have you completed the Underwater Videographer specialty course, you will receive a temporary Underwater Videographer certification card, which you can start using right away! You will receive your permanent card about 30-45 days after you have been certified.

Required Equipment

You will be required to have your own mask, fins, and snorkel for the duration of the course. We recommend using your own video camera, as it will help you to best develop your skills if using the video camera you will continue to shoot with. We would also recommend that you have a suitable exposure suit – a wetsuit during the winter months to protect your body from the cold and a lycra, or skin suit for the summer months to protect your body from jellyfish stings and scrapes.

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