Photo & Video

Learn how to take underwater photos that capture your dive highlights and incredible marine life encounters with the SSI Photo & Video Specialty program. You’ll learn all you need to dive with an underwater camera and explore the fun and addictive world of underwater photography and videography. Upon completion, you’ll earn your SSI Photo & Video Specialty certification.

Facts and Training Standards

Underwater photography has some challenges not found on land, but with the SSI Photo & Video Specialty program, you’ll soon learn how to capture your amazing underwater experiences. This program provides all you need to dive with an underwater camera and gives you the in-depth knowledge you need to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. You’ll develop the skills and techniques needed to safely and comfortable capture underwater images and video, plus perfect your diving abilities while using your underwater camera system. You will be taught how to capture high quality images that you can share with everyone and earn your SSI Photo & Video Specialty certification. Learning how to take underwater photos and videos has never been easier. Get started today.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 6
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 2
Amount of Open Water Dives Not applicable / mandatory
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 5 - 10 h



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