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Digital Imaging


Because diving is for sharing: If you think the digital era has revolutionized photography and video out of the water, wait until you discover what it has done for underwater imaging.

  • No longer do you need costly underwater cameras, expensive lights 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 images 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 Imaging course. We’ll not only show you how to capture breathtaking stills and video, but also how to share them on venues such as Facebook and You Tube.

Who Can Take This Course?

To take this course, you must:
  • Be at least 12 years old.
  • Be certified the NASE Open Water Diver level (or equivalent).
  • Be able to answer No to all questions on the NASE Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval for diving prior to the start of the course

What is Involved?

The NASE Digital Imaging course consists of:
  • Self Study: Using the convenient NASE eLearning program.
  • In-Water Training: This may be a combination of confined-water and open-water training, or it may take place entirely in open water. Students must log at least 50 minutes of Actual Bottom Time under instructor supervision.

What Equipment Will You Need?

Required equipment for this course includes:
  • Mask and fins
  • Adequate exposure protection
  • BC and regulator system
  • One full cylinder per dive
  • Dive computer or depth gauge and timer
  • Dive knife or cutting tool
  • Underwater camera system

Depending on the dive site and planned activities, it may also be prudent to have items such as audible and visual surface signals. Your instructor may have further equipment requirements.

Get Started Now

Take the Next Step: Contact your local NASE Dive Center or NASE Professional. To find your closest NASE Dive Center, click here.