PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty

PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty

PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty

Capture the sights, sounds, and the motion of the underwater world as a videographer. During the PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty you’ll cover the fundamentals and record interesting, entertaining memories worth watching again and again.

You’ve seen it on TV – those amazing creatures swimming around you, the dolphins playing or the seals nibbling your fins. Want to be the one to make those films?

During the PADI Underwater Videography Specialty you’ll learn how to record the best clips and as well as how to edit your scuba diving stories to share with friends through ScubaEarth® and other social media.

Video is the best way to share the sights, sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world. You’ll be amazed just how quickly you’re able to create underwater videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.

Following some ‘self study’ you’ll complete at home, you’ll meet the NHDC team to review your theory before getting on with the fun bits!

You  will complete three dives in open water dives before reviewing your images and editing them together to make the most captivating film of your adventures.


Standard Course: £165

Executive Option: additional £75 on the Standard Course fee.

Elite Option: We’ll come to you! For an additional £125 on the Standard Course fee we’ll complete the training at your own facilities.


Min Age: 10 years old

Medically Fit: Complete this Medical Statement and have a GP countersign it if required.

Ability: You will need to be PADI Open Water Diver (or Junior Open Water Diver) certified to enrol onto this course.

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Knowledge Development 

As part of the PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty, you’ll complete some Knowledge Development in the comfort of your own home. This will be reviewed during a classroom session before your Open Water dives, when you’ll be able to put it into practice.

The theory side can be completed at you own pace and with electronic and physical manuals to choose from, you can select the format that’s right for you.


Open Water Dives

Over the course of three dives, usually completed over a single day, you’ll work on various aspects of videography. On successful completion, you’ll be recognised as the diver that’s recorded the spectacular and amazing world beneath the waves!

You’ll complete several elements of videography including:

  • The selection, maintenance, care and handling of underwater videography equipment
  • Safe diving practices while using underwater video equipment
  • Videography techniques including shot types, composition and sequencing
  • Producing an underwater movie, including developing a story line and editing, both in camera and post-production

We’ll provide everything you need. We pride ourselves on ensuring there are no hidden costs.

We will provide all the basic, as well as any specialised equipment for diving while perfecting your photography skills. Comfort is everything in scuba diving, therefore if you already have your own equipment, we’d encourage you to bring it along to keep you warm and comfortable while becoming an Underwater Videography mogul!

Knowledge Development can be completed at your own pace but will be reviewed with the NHDC team before your Open Water dives.

Open Water dives can be completed over a day at the weekend, with courses arranged on a regular basis. While this course can be completed at one of our usual inland sites, the PADI Underwater Videographer Speciality course is best completed on one of our trips, where we can really records exciting moments of action.

New Horizons aims to be flexible with arranging courses to suit your schedule so if the scheduled dates are not convenient please give us a call to discuss suitable alternatives.

 On all of our PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course options you will receive…

  • Coaching and on-going support from an experienced, passionate and professional PADI Instructor
  • Equipment Orientation
  • 1 hour (minimum) Knowledge Review (held with your NHDC Instructor)
  • 1.5 hours (minimum) Open Water Dives
  • FREE rental of all required equipment (including, but not limited to: cylinders & air fills, dive computer, fins, mask, snorkel, drysuit & undersuit, specialist equipment [e.g. marker buoys])
  • Course materials
  • PADI Certification

For dives completed in UK water, we recommend you use a drysuit and undersuit for greater comfort. If you have no previous drysuit experience, we will arrange a pool based orientation session for an additional £40 before your Open Water dives so you are fully prepared and confident to jump in.

Please note, our course fees covers equipment rental, PADI Certification fees etc, but do not cover entry fees to open water dive sites or for dive trips. These vary according to location; please ask for further details.


Standard Course

All of the above.

Knowledge Development 

Completed in your own time, this can be started at any time and completed at your own pace. Choose from using a physical manual or an electronic version compatible with desktops & laptops (eLearning).

Electronic versions can be issued via email whereas physical course manuals can be collected from the NHDC Dive Centre.

An initial £75 deposit will ensure course materials can be issued, allowing you to start as soon as you want!

What ever option you choose, the NHDC team will be on hand to help you through and answer any questions as you progress. We will then meet you before your Open Water Dives to review things and allow you to ask any questions you may have.


Open Water Dives 

You’ll complete three open water dives, capturing the joy and excitement of the underwater world. Once they’re complete, you’ll then go on to review and edit them, creating captivating underwater film.


Standard Course

Complete the PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course using the materials of your choice and one of our standard schedules.


Executive Option

Our standard schedules are designed to offer flexibility, however, if these aren’t convenient, or if you feel you’d benefit from the more personal touch, we can tailor our schedules to a more bespoke timetable.

This executive option allows a 1:1 program, giving you the chance to work with a member of the NHDC team to become a master of scuba diving.


Elite Option

If you have access to your own facilities, we can come to you! We will work with you to make a truly tailor-made course schedule. Use the course materials of your choice and when you’re ready, we’ll complete the Open Water dives at your own facilities. Choose to join us at our usual open water dive sites, or let us escort you overseas. There’s a whole world of possibilities.


Trip Completion

This course may be conducted and completed on one of our trips. Please get in touch with the team to discuss this option and applicable discounts.


Payment Plans

A single £75 deposit will allow us to issue the relevant course materials.

Further instalment payments can be made with the final balance paid before the open water dives. Talk to us about instalment payment options.

Let us know you want to join us! Simply send us a Course Booking Form and completed Medical Statement. Once we’ve received your deposit we’ll issue your course materials, so you can get started straight away!

Get in touch for our bank account details or to make payment over the phone.

Your place will be confirmed on receipt of the Course Medical Statement (Countersigned by a GP if required). Please note, we will not be able to start any in water activities without one!