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Dive into Digital Underwater Photography with PADI



PADI’s Digital Underwater Photographer eLearning program is perfect for photographers who want to take the plunge and dive beneath the surface to capture the wonders of the underwater world.

The Digital Underwater Photographer course is a popular specialty diving course available from PADI®, the world’s largest diver organisation. It enables users to easily learn the knowledge and skills involved in taking their first great underwater photographs, or fine tune their existing skills to produce stunning underwater photographs.

The convenient, interactive online study option takes approximately 12 hours to complete and allows users to learn anytime, anywhere at their own pace, using videos, audio, graphics, reading and short quizzes to help learn and gauge their progress. It also gives access to an online version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual.

The course is then completed through hands-on practical training during two scuba dives and guidance from a PADI Professional. Students learn how to choose the right underwater camera system and underwater imaging principles for good exposure and composition by using the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method. The SEA method helps learners get great shots while applying the practical techniques with their digital camera.

PADI’s Digital Underwater Photographer course counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. Students can complete the knowledge development portion of the course from home or anywhere in the world with PADI eLearning (cost: £135.00). This includes online training, digital assessments, and a certification card.

An additional fee applies for practical training, dives, dive equipment and logbook. Please contact a local PADI Dive Centre or Resort for further information.

More information about PADI’s complete range of eLearning courses can be found here:


Announcing the Winners of’s April 2021 Underwater Photo & Video Contests



Another bumper month packed with amazing images and videos from around the world! It has certainly been another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered.

To find out who the winner of’s April 2021 Underwater Photo Contest is, click here.

To find out who the winner of’s April 2021 Underwater Video Contest is, click here.

If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. May’s photo and video contests are now open.

To enter’s May 2021 Underwater Photo Contest, click here.

To enter’s May 2021 Underwater Video Contest, click here.

Good luck!!!

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OrcaTorch Search for Atlantis Photo Contest 2021



Want to win some great prizes from OrcaTorch? You have until 16th June to enter your Atlantis themed (wreck or cave) underwater images into the Search for Atlantis Photo Contest.

This unique competition encourages underwater photographers to get creative with their lighting and will be judged by a team of OrcaTorch Brand Ambassadors.

The prizes on offer include 1* OrcaTorch D630 4000 Lumens Powerful Canister Dive Light for Cave & Wreck Diving; 2* OrcaTorch D910V 5000 Lumens High CRI Neutral White Video Light for Underwater Photography; 3* OrcaTorch D710 Max 3000 Lumens Small and Powerful Dive Light.

For more information about the rules and how to enter the competition click here.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email

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