PADI IDC Gili Islands

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course at dive resort Oceans 5 dive Gili Air.

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course 

Join us and learn all the features of your existing underwater set up or start at the beginning and rent our in-house underwater cameras and housings. With PADI’s Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is good underwater photos faster.

According to you not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimizing your work with your computer, storage and more. You can also turn them into a personalized photo book as a perfect gift to your loved ones. PrintedMemories is one great online tool that will help you create a photo book of your style. If you’re a budding photographer, the advice on film scanners and camera equipments you’d get undoutedly will help you down the road. Oceans 5 dive resort will also give you a proper workshop to adjust your pictures.

By taking this course with us your underwater images will never be the same again. We guarantee it! Oceans 5 dive resort has an in-the-house marine biologist. She can tell you exactly what you have shoot and more relevant information about the marine life.


Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) However, you can take the course as a snorkeler and receive a nondiving certification for level 1.

Pre Course Study:

Read and complete the knowledge reviews within the Digital Underwater Photography Manual.

Number of Dives:

During the PADI Digital Underwater Photography course you will do two open water dives. Your training is conducted around the Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia. The Gili Islands are part of the famous Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle is a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean. It includes the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands. Named for its staggering number of corals (nearly 600 different species of reef-building corals alone), the region nurtures six of the world’s seven marine turtle species and more than 2000 species of reef fish.

Below are some of the subjects covered over the one day underwater photography program

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Certification

◾Choosing and using modern digital cameras and underwater housings
◾Using the PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
◾The three primary principles for getting good photos underwater
◾Practical diving techniques
◾Focusing and the perfection of focus
◾White balance (camera operation permitting)
◾Editing and sharing your pictures

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer certifications credits toward the Master Scuba Diver rating.

This is one of PADI’s most adaptable specialty courses, and can even be started during the last dive of your PADI Open Water Diver course.

Look at our facebook page for our latest pictures of the marine life around the Gili Islands.

About oceans5dive

Oceans 5 dive is a PADI Career Development Centre located on Gili Air in Indonesia . Oceans 5 Gili Air opened in April 2010 their doors on the Gili Islands and became quickly a PADI Instructor Development Centre (IDC). Focussing on their teaching qualities resulted by getting the PADI Career Development Rating by PADI in 2014. The resort has 12 boutique resort bungalows with 2 big pools.
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