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UW Photography Specialty Gold

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Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.

This package includes

  • 2 training day
  • resort fees
  • course manuals
  • use of underwater camera
  • use of equipment & torch
  • tanks, weights, instruction & certification
  • add-ons may be selected for total flexibility

Not included, are

  • Accommodation
  • Other Meals, transfers, boat fees, resort fees, refreshments and dive equipment

What to learn?

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.
  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.

The Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course. Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn:

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using EANx
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer
  • After you take the course you’ll be amazed at how EANx expands what you’re able to do while diving. You’ll have more time to explore and pursue your favorite underwater activities like taking photos or video.

Get credit! The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

This course is designed to be completed in 2 in-water training day. It is important that you complete your independent study prior to the start of your training with us.

Sample Schedule

This is a general schedule of the course. This offers a general idea of how your training is structured. The course is performance-based so your instructor may introduce changes depending on some unforeseen variables.

Day 1 (9am to 4pm)

  • Administrative paperworks (including collection of your eRecords)
  • Quick Reviews / Discussions
  • Practical Session
  • 2 UW Photography Dives

Day 2 (9am to 4pm)

  • Administrative paperworks (including collection of your eRecords)
  • Quick Reviews / Discussions
  • Practical Session
  • 2 Nitrox Dives

Reminder: Please do not forget to bring your eRecord, your medical certificate (when applicable), swim wear (rashguards, board shorts, swimsuits, etc), set of dry clothes, lunch and transportation money. Wetsuit, boots and towels will be provided for use onsite.

Where we train?
Unless otherwise arranged or specified, training will be conducted at the house reef of Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu. We meet and hangout at the Oxygen Restaurant, inside the resort in between in-water training sessions. They serve drinks, beverage and meals at a reasonable prices.
Remedial Day(s)
In the event that you cannot meet the minimum requirements for earning certification or completing a portion of your training to move forward to certification, in 2 days, you may choose to:

  • extend your training days and conduct remedial sessions to satisfactorily fulfill all performance requirements for the course. The cost of remedial training per day is P3,500 PHP, excluding the rental of specialized equipment listed, but not limited to underwater camera, strobes, oxygen analyzers, etc.
  • get certified as PADI Scuba Diver; or
  • arrange for another center, instructor to complete the remainder of the required performance requirements to earn your certification
Rescheduling

We are committed to low training ratios and does not over-book its classes.

Our commitment to the highest level of quality training and safety is our number one goal. When you schedule a class, confined, or open water training session, you are prohibiting another customer from booking or reserving that spot.

Once you schedule your class, confined, and/or open water training sessions, you may reschedule your training sessions as long as you notify us a week before your scheduled booking with no additional penalties.

Any and every change in schedules made after the 1 week window shall be subject to P2,500 PHP rescheduling / rebooking fee provided that the notification of such change is done not later than 24 hours before the commencement of the booking date, otherwise, the booking is deemed cancelled by the customer.

Rescheduling or rebooking is only permitted within six (6) months from the initial booking date.

Booking / Deposit

We require advance booking of at least 3 days before the start of the in-water training. Your booking is only considered confirmed upon payment of the required deposit.

We require a payment of at least 50% as deposit to confirm your booking. Balance is payable and due on the first day of the training. We pass on a 5% PayPal charges and bank fees for payments made through PayPal.

We accept credit card payments via PayPal, Bank Transfers, or Cash in PHP and USD only. We do not process credit cards on site.

ATMs, Banks, and Money Changer establishments are very accessible in our area, however, when transacting, be mindful about the daily withdrawal limits imposed by your banks on foreign countries, unfavorable exchange rates, and risks of getting swindled or robbed.

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Darwin Bawasanta

Darwin Bawasanta

About the author/product creator.Darwin Bawasanta is the Founder & CEO of Dive Funatics He is a PADI Course Director, holds Specialty Instructor Trainer Rating for over 10 PADI Specialty Courses. He is likewise an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer (EFR IT) and has been a consistent PADI Elite Instructor Award Recipient for three (3) consecutive years.Darwin has run a number of successful Instructor Courses, certified a lot of PADI Divemasters, and has worked with several Instructor Development Courses in Cebu, Bohol and Palawan.His professional profile may be found at LinkedIn.
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