PADI Digital Underwater Photography ‘DUP’ Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The PADI Digital Underwater Photography ‘DUP’ Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with Borneo Dream is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centred around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The PADI Underwater Digital Photographer course helps student divers develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive.
The PADI Underwater Digital Photographer course has two (2) ocean dives or snorkel sessions and is one (1) day duration. The course takes place in the safe training conditions of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
Level One of the PADI Underwater Digital Photographer course guides students in achieving good results easily, even if they’ve never used a digital camera before. In Level One, students learn about the following:
- Equipment they need to take great underwater photographs and how to prepare their underwater housing and camera
- Basic underwater photo techniques while diving in an environmentally friendly manner.
After students successfully complete Level One, they may move on to Level Two to learn how to make their photographs even better. Level Two expands what you need to know about the following: file formats, resolution settings, making their images lighter or darker, getting good colour, composing a photo and downloading photographs into a computer and adjusting them to look their best.
If you are not confident about your diving buoyancy then you could complete the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course first as great buoyancy and great photo skills go hand in hand together. You could also consider joining a Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Diving Trip after your PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course so you get the opportunity to practice your new found photography skills.
Ready to say cheese underwater? PADI Digital Underwater Photography ‘DUP’ Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
PADI Course Itinerary – Digital Underwater Photography Course
As with all PADI Courses there is some pre-study. You will need to read the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Manual, and complete all the chapter knowledge reviews, before starting your PADI Course.
You will meet our Dive crew at 8:45am at Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu. Please refer to your Booking Email for your meeting location arrangements. Please beware our boats will depart on time and should miss your collection you will need to contact our office on +60178118149 immediately.
Today you will complete the two course dives in our local marine park, with lunch on a tropical island. There will be one course dive in the morning and one course dive after lunch. You will be dropped back at Jesselton Point Jetty in centra Kota Kinabalu around 4pm.
Course Pre-Requisites – PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is open to snorkelers and certified divers. If you are snorkeling you can be any age, but if you are diving then you have at least a PADI Open Water Diver qualification.
- PADI Digital Underwater Photographer manual and Certification (upon successfully completing the course)
- Two open water course dives (for certified divers), OR, two snorkeling training sessions (for snorkelers)
- Free use of our rental dive gear (mask, snorkel, full foot fins, BCD, 3mm shorty tropical wetsuit, regulator and gauges) or rental snorkel gear
- Lunch (choose from a choice of local dishes)
- Small groups with a low Instructor to Student ratio, often lower than 1:4
- Free flow water on our boats
- Instruction in English, Malay or Chinese
- Boat transfers from Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu (and Jesselton Point jetty fee)
What’s not included?
- Sabah Parks Diving Permit – RM 20.00 Malaysian RM 50.00 Non Malaysian
- Collection from your hotel
- Use of our rental camera. You can choose to rent a Canon G12 or G16 camera with underwater housing for your course.
What do I need to bring during my PADI Course?
- Swim wear – Please be ready to get wet straight away 🙂
- Your PADI Digital Underwater Photographer manual (with your completed Knowledge Reviews)
- Diver certification card and Dive Log Book
- Sun tan lotion
- Any personal items
- Money in case you want an ice cream…
- A smile
Notes – PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
PADI Liability Forms and a PADI Medical Form must be signed by the participant before the PADI Course starts. You need to have minimum 18 hours free after diving before flying on a plane, or changing altitude > 300 metres, in line with PADI safety standards.
Any participant under 18 years is supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.