Underwater Videographer Course

Underwater Videographer Course is a 4-day course covering all the skills you need to make fantastic underwater videos. During this course, you’ll earn the PADI Underwater Videography Speciality certification too!

The Underwater Videographer Course includes an introduction to video cameras & filmmaking techniques. Learn how to use & care for underwater video systems. Learn basic safety procedures & many underwater video skills.

Make 5 dives at some of our great local dive sites, all under the tuition of an experienced professional, with structured exercises & plenty of feedback to help you improve as quickly as possible.

At the end of each day, watch your footage playback and learn a little about editing, before spending the entire final day learning how to turn your raw footage into a professional looking DVD.

This course is designed for divers thinking about taking up underwater videography as a serious hobby.

What will I Learn during the Underwater Videographer Course?

This course is designed for divers thinking about taking up underwater videography as a serious hobby. It will provide you with an excellent grounding in underwater videography and plenty of useful knowledge & techniques.
With a little more practice, you will soon be able to make slick, high quality dive movies not only to impress your friends, but to publish on the web or even enter into competitions.

The Underwater Videographer Course is designed to be flexible. If there is something particular you would like to learn, we can personalise your course itinerary to suit you.

We teach all of our underwater photography & videography courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve.

Typical Underwater Videographer Course Itinerary

Day 1:
Meet your instructor at our studio and begin to learn about the camera you’ll be using during the course. Receive a basic introduction to film-making and make a short movie on land to learn its functions. Once you’re happy with the camera, learn about the set-up & care of underwater camera housings and prepare for the next day out on the dive boat, by setting-up your own video camera and underwater housing.

Complete day one by learning about some important underwater filming techniques to get you started.

Day 2:
Meet at Scubafish Dive Centre at 7.45am for a tea or coffee, before making your way to the boat, where you can relax and enjoy breakfast.

Run through a quick refresher with your Instructor on how to use your video camera & underwater housing and get a little practice in, on the boat. Cover key safety procedures, before making your first dive with one of our videography experts at your side.

After the dive, we take a short break, discuss any problems you had with the camera and try to solve them before making a longer second dive to start to capture some nice footage.

During the lunchtime surface interval, we provide you with as much feedback as possible to make sure you get the most out of your next dive, giving you tips on buoyancy, composition and other techniques.

On the third dive, try some different subjects and shot-types and collect more great footage of our many fascinating underwater residents.

We arrive back at the Dive Centre at around 2.30pm, to review your footage and give you an easy introduction to digital video editing.

Day 3:
Make a further 2 dives out on the dive boat to some of Lanta’s top dive sites, where we introduce further exercises & techniques to take your videography skills to the next level. At the end of the day, we’ll provide more feedback on your footage and spend more time learning and practicing editing techniques.

Day 4:
Use all the digital video editing techniques you’ve learnt to produce a stylish movie from your footage, complete with effects and a soundtrack.

Learn how to create high quality DVDs and how to produce other useful video formats, such as web-based formats.

By the end of the day, you’ll have created a professional dive movie, made entirely by you to take home and enjoy.

Want More?

If you’d like to get more practice filming underwater, we’ll give you discounted diving, camera rental & even studio time to ensure you get the most from your time with us.
Who can participate in the Underwater Videographer Course?

If you’re aged 15+ and have already completed the PADI Open Water Course (or equivalent), in general good health and fitness, and are not suffering from a cold or ear infection, you should be eligible to enroll on the Liquid Lense Underwater Videographer Course.

How often do you run Underwater Videographer Courses?

Underwater Videographer Courses start every day, at a time to suit you. You can book now, or come in to see see us while you’re on holiday in Ko Lanta. We offer free transfers to and from your resort in Ko Lanta for any of our dive courses or daily dive trips.

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