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Underwater Photography

Learn vital skills for shooting under the waves. Led by a professional underwater photographer, students will be guided through the essential skills required to master both SCUBA diving and underwater photography.

Underwater Photography Training Program

Acquire the knowledge and practical skills required to master the art of underwater photography while exploring the fascinating diversity of the stunning coral reefs of the warm Indian Ocean. The underwater photography program uses DSLR cameras in Sea&Sea housings paired up with exceptional strobe lighting and other accessories.

Developed by internationally acclaimed underwater photographer, journalist and conservationist Fiona Ayerst, this course will empower students to see and explore the underwater realm in a totally new and intimate manner. Apart from the usual theory, you’ll learn how a deep understanding of, and connection to, the marine world helps you to capitalise on the natural curiosity of the marine inhabitants. Fiona’s team will teach you how to capture perfectly exposed and composed images. For more advanced students, creativity flow and learning new techniques are key.


The program involves extensive SCUBA based photography dives. To participate in these dives, participants must be a minimum of open-water SCUBA certified. We require that non-certified participants gain certification prior to the start of the program during either a 1 or 2-week intensive SCUBA diving training course. Book your certification course here

Program Fees



Contact us for information about a discount for residents of South Africa.


14 or 28 day program

Underwater photography tuition

SCUBA / freedive trips

Terrestrial trips

Underwater DSLR camera kits




Local travel

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Discover the underwater adventures and expert tuition that our underwater photography training program includes.


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The program runs from Scottburgh, RSA. Here we explore incredible dive sites of the world renowned Aliwal Shoal.

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