If you think the digital era has revolutionized photography out of the water, wait until you discover what it has done for underwater imaging.

  • No longer do you need costly underwater cameras, expensive strobes or pricey lenses to capture breathtaking underwater images.
  • There is no more buying film, paying for processing — or having to wait until you get home from vacation to discover how your pictures came out.
  • You don’t need to master complicated concepts such as f-stops, shutter speed, aperture and guide numbers.

All you need is an inexpensive, point-and-shoot digital camera and housing — and our Underwater Photographer course.



Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 10 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
  • Have access to an U/W camera and Strobe.



What is involved? This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 3 classroom sessions.
  • 4 open water training dives (2 supervised, 2 unsupervised).

Where and When?


Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place, on your schedule. Like most Big Kahuna Scuba classes, the classroom portion of this course can be scheduled virtually anytime the shop is open upon completion of your self-study materials.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday, and are scheduled during your classroom session.

Starting dates include:

  • This course is offered during the Summer months and on some dive trips. Check the calendar and the newsletter for details.

How Much?

How Much

How much does it cost? The course fee is $300 per person and includes:

  • Study Materials.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Entry fees to dive facilities or dive charter fees.
  • Camera and Housing.
  • U/W Strobe.

What Equipment?


What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.

All of these items are available at Big Kahuna Scuba.

How to Enroll

Sign Up

Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Big Kahuna Scuba.