addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course

  • May 2, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

A nice photo by Jason:










A nice photo by Monica:











Ready to give underwater photography a try? Or brought a camera underwater and want to improve your photos?

Monica Schandel, PADI Instructor and PADI Digital Underwater Photography Instructor, and Jason Spitz, PADI Divemaster, and an underwater photography specialist, will jointly teach the PADI Digital Underwater Specialty Certification.

Come join us for a special course that's sure to help you learn to take better photographs, while protecting our delicate reef environment.

The course will include a lecture covering:

  • Camera basics - Using YOUR camera!

  • Underwater Photography Basics

  • Using your camera modes underwater

  • Getting great underwater photos with and without a strobe

  • Getting great colors

  • Image sharpness

  • Point and shoot and DSLR comparisons and limits

  • Lens basics

  • Overview of digital/web options for viewing and editing your photos

Following the Thursday evening lecture, you'll join Monica and Jason on

two beach dives on Saturday morning 5/4.

You'll practice skills covered in the lecture and focus on some specific assignments to improve your photographs. Between dives, we'll take time for lunch and a quick review of everyone's photos


Upon completion of the course, you'll receive the PADI Digital Underwater Specialty II rating. This course is geared for new to advanced beginning photographers. Jason is available for private/semi-private courses for advanced photographers or those wishing to learn more advanced techniques.


Requirements for the class include:

  • Point and Shoot camera in an underwater housing OR DSLR in an underwater housing

  • PADI Digital Underwater Manual & white balance card


  • Computer with copy of Adobe Lightroom or Aperture (both are available for free trial online)

In order to make the most of this class, Jason and Monica request that all students provide their camera/housing MAKE and MODEL one week prior to the class. If you're shooting with a DSLR, please let us know what lens and housing you will be using during the class.


Small class sizes, with two teachers, ensure you'll receive individualized attention focused on your needs!


Cost: $199 p/p for 2 students (plus PADI materials/C-card)

$175 p/p for 3-4

$150 p/p for 5-6


The C-card is $20.00 and the PADI Digital Underwater Photo Pak is $46.00 less the meetup discount.


Take some great pictures and have fun ! 

Join or login to comment.

  • JasonUWPhoto

    Thanks Rich - great photos. Nice job shooting and editing!

    May 12, 2013

  • Rich B.

    Great class! Thank you Jason and Monica for sharing your knowledge and getting me excited about photography again. I recommend this class for anyone who is new to underwater photography or needs some motivation to take it to the next level.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • JasonUWPhoto

    Unfortunately, the water viz will not be cooperative tomorrow for photography. Monica is on diveboat today and has confirmed very poor visibility in the area. We'll need to reschedule our photo dives. How does everyone look for next Saturday May 11?

    May 3, 2013

  • Brian G

    Jason and Monica did a great job! I learned so much. I was very impressed with their knowledge and experience on the subject. They were very prepared and even researched the students cameras before class to get familiar with everyone's setup. All the students were beginner underwater photographers so most of the class was about the fundamental basics. It was obvious that their knowledge went far beyond what we covered. I would recommend this class to anyone. If you are using a cheap point in shoot or a high end setup with all the bells and whistles, Jason and Monica will have you taking better photos!

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • JasonUWPhoto

    Please bring your camera and housing to class this evening. Thanks!

    May 2, 2013

  • JasonUWPhoto

    Hi PADI Underwater Photo participants,
    Monica and I look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening. Please read the textbook and complete the knowledge reviews prior to Thursday evening. The Underwater Photo Pack is available at Gold Coast. Also, please email us ASAP with the camera and housing you will be using during the class. As each system is different, this allows us to research your individual unit and customize recommendations for you.

    April 29, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Please remember to pick up the Underwater Photo Pak ahead of time, confirm your RSVP and provide Jason and Monica the information that they requested. Thanks

    April 27, 2013

  • Marty

    sorry, have family coming in from out of town , next time :)

    April 19, 2013

  • Rich B.

    Get ready for this year's Bugfest photo contest, bigger and better than last year!

    1 · March 15, 2013

5 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy