Underwater Digital Photography Specialty Course @ Big Pine Key

From USD $425.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Marathon, FL
  • Product code: PY0CFD

Underwater Digital Photography Specialty Course

The  Underwater Digital Photography Specialty Course offers enthusiasts a comprehensive exploration into the captivating world of underwater photography. Designed for individuals passionate about capturing the beauty beneath the waves, this course combines theory, practical skills, and hands-on experience to hone participants' photographic abilities.

Course Highlights:

Individual Camera Requirement: Participants are required to bring their own underwater camera equipment to fully engage in the course. Whether it's a compact point-and-shoot or a sophisticated DSLR housed in a waterproof casing, students learn to leverage their specific gear for optimal results.

Two Dives: The course includes two immersive dives, providing students with ample opportunities to apply newfound techniques in real-world underwater environments. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants practice composition, lighting, and other essential skills while capturing the mesmerizing marine landscape.

Mandatory Classroom Session: Prior to diving, students attend a mandatory classroom session where they delve into the fundamentals of underwater photography. From understanding camera settings to mastering composition principles, this session equips participants with the knowledge necessary to excel in their photographic endeavors.

Captain Hook's Wreck Diving Requirements for the This Course. In addition to mastering photography skills, participants must meet all prerequisites for diving at Captain Hook's wreck site. This includes demonstrating proficiency in buoyancy control, navigation, and safety procedures specific to this renowned wreck dive location. Such requirements ensure that participants are well-prepared for the unique challenges of photographing wreck sites like Captain Hook's.

Course Objectives:

  • Develop a solid understanding of underwater photography equipment and techniques.
  • Learn how to effectively compose and capture stunning underwater images.
  • Gain proficiency in post-processing and enhancing underwater photographs.
  • Acquire essential skills for simultaneously taking photos and being a safe diver, ensuring participants can capture compelling images while maintaining situational awareness and adhering to safety protocols.
  • Cultivate an appreciation for the unique challenges and rewards of underwater photography.


The Underwater Digital Photography Specialty Course offers a dynamic blend of theory, practice, and adventure, empowering participants to unlock their creative potential beneath the surface. Through expert guidance and hands-on experience, students emerge from the course with newfound confidence and a portfolio of breathtaking underwater images.

  • Open Water Diver certification or Advanced Open Water Diver if the subject matter is a wreck.
  • If the wrecks are the subject matter of the photography, additional requirements may be needed to qualify to make the dive.
  • 15 years of age
Activity Level
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Duration: approx. 1 day
  • Check-in time: Please check-in 30 minutes before the course time.
  • Check-in location:  Capt. Hook's Big Pine Key located @ 29675 Overseas Highway
  • Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
  • Air, Tanks, Weights and Weight Belt are included with your course price.
  • Freshwater showers at the dock.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • NITROX is available.
What To Bring
  • Confirmation Email
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen (Reef-Safe)
  • Sunglasses
  • It is always a good idea to stop in to see us @ Capt. Hook's Big Pine Key located @ 29675 Overseas Highway at at the west end of Big Pine Key.  We love to see our adventurers before the event so we can get to know you, make friends and provide you with any detailed information about your activity.
  • As with any activity that requires Mother Nature to cooperate, this activity may be cancelled due to wind, weather, visibility and sea conditions in which case you will be allowed to reschedule (subject to availability), receive full refund, store credit or receive credit for a future event/dive trip.
  • Guests cannot participate if under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or have any existing medical conditions that put them or others at risk.
Advance Purchase Recommended
  • Upon booking, you will receive your receipt in a email confirmation.  We recommend booking in advance to ensure your space on the boat.
Booking Confirmation Information
  • Bring your email confirmation with you on the day of your activity if you have booked in advance.