Now that we are in the digital age, taking photos and editing them has never been easier or cheaper. In the old days with film we were limited to 24 photos per dive, just like on land, you had to pay and then wait to get film developed, and the quite often a good portion of the shots would be substandard. Now we can literally take hundreds of photos throughout the day, then upload them to our tablets or smartphones and edit them within minutes.
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving activities. With the SSI Photo and Video Course you will learn to improve your diving techniques, such as buoyancy and positioning. You also learn about different camera settings, as well as editing, and finally sharing your photos with family and friends.
If your do not yet have a underwater camera we have cameras for rent for 1500THB
Most holiday makers come to Phuket to enjoy the beaches and out door activities. So the main benefit of SSI e-learning is that you don’t have to spend much time in the classroom. All the study can be completed before you arrive.
Start your online study with your free e-learning with digital online manual.
Scuba Schools International follows the high standards set by The World Recreational Scuba Training Council and the International Standards Organisations/European Underwater Federation. The knowledge and skills you learn in this course are equivalent to the other major diving agencies and are interchangeable and globally recognized.
Option 1 – Beach Diving 2 Dives: Kata Beach is a fantastic dive site hat is often overlooked by other dive centers. There is an abundance of marine life there that is unique to Kata Beach. There is large numbers of schooling fish, stingrays, nudibranchs, moray eels, sea horses and the odd turtle. There has even been a mimic octopus spotted there on rare occasions. A perfect place for practicing camera work if conditions are favorable. Beach diving is generally available between October and May due to the westerly monsoon. This dive site is great for all diving levels from beginner through to advanced
Option 2 – Boat Diving 2-3 Dives: Racha Yai and Racha Noi are 2 islands that are relatively close to Phuket. The islands are known for the clear water and mild currents. There are generally large schools of chevron barracuda, giant moray eels, puffer fish and sometimes turtles. There is also a large artificial reef and some wrecks at Racha Yai island. Racha Yai and Racha Noi can be dived all year round. This site is great for beginner and intermediate divers
Option 3 – Boat Diving 3 Dives: Phi Phi islands and Shark Point are some of the most spectacular dive sites in the region. Black tip reef sharks are quite common here as well as turtles. Shark point has a huge variety of marine life such as soft corals as well as large schools of fish. These sites can have currents and low visibility at times. So hence it is available only to intermediate and advanced divers. The dive at Shark Point is subject to good conditions, on the odd occasion we may have to divert to an alternate dive site on the way home.
Digital Underwater Photography Specialty includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. If you want to take digital photos and video underwater this course will teach you how. In the first two sections, the focus is primarily on still photography – whether you take digital still images with a camera or camcorder. Section Three covers some specific tips on how to capture and adjust image quality with underwater video with digital cameras.
THE FEATURES OF A UNDERWATER CAMERA SYSTEM:
- Underwater housing – A lot of cameras now are water proof, but used regularly at depth they are susceptible to the forces of underwater pressure. These underwater cameras generally have housings available
- Manual white balance– Adjusting your manual white balance measures the surrounding color, then compensates for colors that would be lost
- External flash unit – Some photographers choose to introduce artificial light with their photography. Separate strobes can help you achieve amazing photos at times
- Wide angle adapter – Wide angle lenses are gaining in popularity, they allow photographers to capture larger portions of wrecks, or when shooting a turtle which is on the coral you then might be able to catch your dive buddies who will be hovering slightly above the coral
- Large memory card – Anything over 4mb is sufficient for a days photography, but you might want to carry a few spares. There is nothing worse than having a memory card error and not having a spare
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|Certification Prerequisites:||Open Water Diver|
|Academic Sessions:||Online learning|
|Pool/Confined Water Sessions:||1+|
|Open Water Dives:||Optional|
|Maximum Training Depth:||Varies|
Our main dive center is located at Chalong with transfer time around 15 mins drive to the marina, we have transfers from all hotels in the following areas:
Free Transfers are on boat days only. 7:15- 7:30 Patong – 7:30 7:45 Kata Beach – Karon Beach – Rawai Beach – Nai Harn – Chalong Bay
Extra charge private car transfer fee per day – 7:00am Ban Tao & Surin Beach 1,600thb – Maikhao Beach – Ban Tao – Airport Area 1,500 THB
Extra charge private car transfer fees per day -7:00am Cape Panwa +1000thb – 7.00am Koh Siray 1000Tthb – 7.15am Phuket Town + 1000thb