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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Digital Photography - SCUBA specialty at UWC in Colorado Springs

Underwater Connection offers the PADI Digital Photography Diver specialty course (Level 1 and 2). The academics take place at our facility in Colorado Springs. The course requires two open water dives, digital camera, white balance slate, and the manual.

Digital Underwater Photography - Level 1 & Level 2

Course Fee: $79.00 per level

During the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is better underwater photos faster than you may imagine. You not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimizing your work with your computer, storage and more.

What you will learn:

  • The Digital Revolution 
  • Digital Cameras – Three Types
  • Digital Underwater Camera Systems 
  • General Digital Photography 
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Basic Underwater Shooting 
  • The PADI SEA Method
  • Digital File Formats
  • Choosing Image Resolution
  • Making Your Underwater Photos Lighter or Darker
  • Examining and Adjusting Exposure Underwater
  • Getting Sharp Pictures Underwater
  • Composing Your Photos for Maximum Effect
  • Basic Underwater Strobe Use
  • Using Built-In Flash Underwater
  • Using External Flash Underwater


  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

Required Materials:

  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Manual $46.95
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer White Balance Slate
  • Digital camera with underwater housing
  • Support hardware as necessary, including but not limited to camera batteries, memory cards, o-ring lubricant, etc.

Number of dives: Two open water training dives