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UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER Learn to create videos that wow

The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty 


Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: video.

The Fun Part

Show your scuba vacation adventures to your friends and family. Use your editing skills to share your clips with the world through YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and more. Use your underwater videos to turn more of your friends into dive buddies.

What You Learn

The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again. You learn:

  • Select, maintain, and care for your underwater video equipment
  • Videography fundamentals, such as:
    • Exposure
    • Focus
    • Shot types
    • Moves
    • Story line
    • Shot sequencing
  • Post-dive editing process where you take your raw footage and create an underwater masterpiece

You put this information into practice during one confined and three open water dives. By the time you complete the course, you’ll have gone through the entire basic video production process. For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Blue Planet.


  • PADI Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 10 years or older

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and underwater video equipment.



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Underwater Videographer Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork

Your Next Adventure

Part of the secret to getting good video is having great buoyancy skills to capture the footage you’re seeking. The Peak Performance Buoyancy course can help you fine tune your skills.

Also, some of the tips and skills you learn from underwater videography can also help you take better underwater photos. Check out the Digital Underwater Photography course.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Blue Planet Team members.