Level One Underwater Photography

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What is Involved?

3 days

5 dives

Classroom development

Guided land sessions

Supervised ocean practice

Editing workshops

Adrienne has taught many budding underwater photographers and videographers, from basic shooting skills to advanced imaging and post-production techniques.  Customers have improved their recreational skills to preserve their diving memories or learned the techniques necessary to become a professional underwater filmmaker or photographer.

We offer underwater photography tuition from beginner to advanced.  If you are new to photography and want to bring your Instagram feed to life, or have topside camera knowledge and want to develop your skills underwater, we have the course for you.

This three-day course is designed both for beginners and those with land photography experience who want to transfer their knowledge to the ocean.  Our intensive program includes photography theory, practice on land, supervised in-water training, and editing workshops. 

We will teach you everything from understanding underwater photography principles to camera set-up and care, buoyancy with a camera, how to approach shy marine life to get the best shots, and basic editing techniques. You will soon be creating your own beautiful underwater images!

We keep the course size small with a maximum of 8 students, so you have the benefit of personal tuition from award-winning filmmaker, Adrienne Gittus. In addition, we will assign a local divemaster teaching assistant to every 2-3 student buddy team to guide you underwater and make sure we have the best safety standards possible.

From first click to final edit

You will learn everything you need to know to start producing beautiful underwater images.  Take a look below to find out all you need to know about the course, what is involved and what you will learn.

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What Will I Learn?

Camera Care

Buoyancy with a camera

Basic Shooting techniques

Composition basics

Shooting divers

Content & colour


White balance

Understanding exposure

Basic editing techniques

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What Do I Need?

Open water certification plus buoyancy dive, or

Advanced open water certification

25 dives

Laptop computer for editing

Hard drive to save your photos


Need more experience?

We can give you extra buoyancy training before the course

or spend extra time in the pool to practice your buoyancy skills

Our experienced local guides can give you extra time in the water to get comfortable ahead of time

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What is Included?

Course reading materials & video tutorials

Soulwater Productions level one underwater photography certification

Adi's Box of Tricks

5 guided dives with an experienced local guide & Adrienne's personal tuition

Dive equipment rental


Also available

Camera rental

Upgrade to Adi's Deluxe Box of Tricks

Adobe Lightroom

Our next course

Contact Adrienne to find out when our next course is running. Now available in a new location in beautiful Mexico!

Underwater Video Courses

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If you prefer the movement and action of video - we can teach you all the techniques of underwater videography. Master buoyancy with a camera and learn how to take silky smooth video. Practice techniques to getting close and personal interactions with marine life.

Tailor-made video courses for your level of experience with diving, underwater camera operation, and editing experience. Benefit from personal tuition with expert videographer, Adrienne Gittus. This is how excited you will be!


Level One Underwater Videography


Over 22 dives in 10 days learn about:

Camera settings and video formats

Shot selection

Buoyancy with a camera

Getting close to shy marine life

Underwater filming techniques

Macro and wide-angle shooting

Shooting divers

Post-production workflows and editing

Produce daily "creature" videos

Create your own show-reel by the end of the course!

Learn with your own camera or rent from us

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