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SSI Specialty Course - Underwater Digital Photography


This program teaches you the skills needed to dive with an underwater camera, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. Our goal is help you capture your amazing underwater experiences. You will earn the SSI Photo & Video Specialty certification.

* Perfect Buoyancy is a great add on!

* Boat Diver is also a great add on!

Course Content Includes:
  • Your Entry to the Underwater Photography

  • Your Digital Camera System

  • Using your Camera System

  • Taking digital pictures under water

  • Composition of your underwater pictures

  • Editing your digital pictures


  • Minimum age 10 years old. 

  • Open Water certification or the equivlent.


What Do I Need to Bring:
  • Current, completed medical form. If you have any "YES" answers, you MUST have a physician sign off that you are cleared to dive.

  • Your Total Dive System.

  • Rental equipment and air fills are not included with this specialty training course.

  • The classroom session and open water training dives will be held at Mermet Springs.

  • This course may also be completed in an area pool.

Training Materials:

Upon making a deposit for this program, you will have access to your digital training program on
your MYSSI App or when you log in at You must complete all quizzes with a
score of 100% before you arrive for class.  There will be a multiple-choice exam at the end of the
classroom portion. You must pass the final exam with a score of 80% or higher.

Training Dives:
  • ​You will complete 2 training dives for certification.  These may be completed either in a pool or in the open water at Mermet Springs.

Class Fees:

Total cost for the class is $150.00

  • $100 includes your instruction, instructor fees, & entry into our facility.

  • $50 pays for your digital home study program, certification fees, your digital certification card, certification card, and diploma

  • A deposit of $50 plus purchasing your digital kit will hold your place in the class.

  • Note: There will be a $50 rescheduling fee for anyone canceling a class with less than a 7 day notice.

  • All Specialty classes should be scheduled at least 7 days in advance.

SSI Digital Underwater Photography
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