Underwater Digital Imaging Diver

This continuing education course is to provide the certified diver with the skills and knowledge to enjoy underwater Digital Imagery while minimizing the risks of such activities. This is a course of underwater imaging, utilizing underwater photographic and/or videographic equipment and techniques.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.

Get Started

The NAUI Underwater Digital Imaging Diver is for certified divers who are are passionate about diving and would like to increase their knowledge and safety in diving. Divers must be a minimum of 15 years of age, in good health and must be previously certified as a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver or equivalent.

What’s Next?

Continue your training by enrolling in a NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver or NAUI Specialty course. If you completed the aforementioned courses you may enroll in NAUI Divemaster course.


Academic: E-learning/Classroom

Practical Application:

Open Water Dives: 3 dives


  • Instruction can focus on either photography or videography, or both. Coverage is to include selected underwater photography and videography equipment, photo and/or video techniques, lighting techniques, fundamentals of photography and/or videography, underwater camera and/or video techniques and underwater problem resolution.
      • Scuba Diving (open water)
      • Dive Planning
      •  Proper entry. Diver safety and equipment handling to be emphasized.
      •  Situational awareness
        • Air consumption
        • Depth
        • Time
        • Decompression limits
        • Buoyancy control
        • Environmental awareness
        • Dive buddy proximity
      •  Divers are to actually take underwater photographs and/or video and have the results reviewed and critiqued. 


  • Age. Minimum is 15 years by the water phase of the course. (Junior certification for ages 10-14 years is allowed.
  • Certification/Experience/Knowledge.
    • Certification as a NAUI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver or the equivalent
    • The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so. One open water dive (which does not count toward the minimum number of dives required for the course) may be used as a screening and evaluation dive. This is not required when the student’s diving proficiencies are well known to the instructor.
  • Equipment. Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.