Learn how to present your videos in an interesting and entertaining way that’s worth watching again and again.

share the sights, sounds, of the underwater world

Share the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world with your friends and family


Use your filming and editing skills and wow your friends with your clips online through SOCIAL MEDIA

Learn the fundamentals of taking Underwater videos with our PADI Underwater Videographer Course.

Underwater Videography gives you motion imaging that allows you to share and document your underwater adventures.

Show everyone the beautiful underwater world of Koh Tao.

From equipment setup, shot types and sequencing through to buoyancy control and positioning, this course will help you produce a video that is worth watching!

The compact action video cameras like GoPro are making underwater video cameras very affordable and can produce some amazing quality.

The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course helps you through the post-dive editing process where you take your raw footage and create an underwater masterpiece.

This is where it starts…

capture and share the dynamics, motion and sounds of the underwater world with your friends and family

Depending on your personal schedule we will adjust the program for you and move elements of your personal course to accommodate for your holiday plans, but in general, these are the parts of your training:


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Part 1: Theory

You and your Instructor will complete the necessary PADI paperwork before moving on to theory.

The Knowledge Development part of your PADI Underwater Videographer Course starts with your Instructor discussing camera maintenance before and after diving.

You will then discuss the differences between land and underwater filming and what extra accessories you may need to film underwater.

Next you talk about how being environmentally conscious throughout the course, with good buoyancy and respect for the marine life.

You will look at the different modes of filming underwater before heading off for a lunch break.

Part 2: Diving

For your PADI Underwater Videographer Course we will get on one of our 3 custom built dive boats and go out for 4 dives over the next 2 days.

On these dives you will focus on identifying good subjects to film and with your Instructor, take shots in various positions, keeping good buoyancy and awareness of the environment around you.

Your Instructor will give you tips and tricks to enhance your shots and you will notice how your technique improves on every dive!

On the 2nd day, in the afternoon, you will review your footage with your Instructor, selecting shots and learning basic editing techniques, to build a short movie from your footage.

Once completed, you will have earned your PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty.


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How it works …

To give you an idea of what your course will look like,
here’s an example schedule:

Day 1


Day 1 - Full Day

Introduction & Paperwork followed by
Knowledge development and skills practice session

– Lunch –

Underwater Videographer Dives 1 & 2

Day 2


Day 2 - Full Day

Underwater Videographer dive 3 + additional dive

– Lunch –



But you know … it’s not all set in stone and you can just book your private course or contact us to request a different schedule that fits you!



Minimum Age

The minimum age to become a PADI Underwater Videographer is 10 years.

Minimum Certification Level
You must be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) to enroll in our Padi Underwater Videographer course.
Medical Statement
You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us.

To comply with our dive insurance requirements, you will need to have proof (logbook etc.) of a dive within the last 6 months. Else you will need to take part in our Crystal Dive Scuba Review before taking part in the course to receive our insurance cover.


-What’s included?


  • PADI Underwater Videographer Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • Discounted Accommodation throughout your course ( 2 Nights )
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us

DISCOUNTED Accommodation

For your course & diving days!

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The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty Course at Crystal Dive Koh Tao will be done by our in-house film company Crystal Images.

In the PADI Underwater Videography Course you will learn some basics about exposure, focus, story line and sequencing and after your dives you will look into editing it for your needs.

Take your dive memories as a video and leave only bubbles!


The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty Course will give you an insight on how to create your own lasting memories of your dives. This 4-Dive PADI Specialty Course will get you to create your own story line and sequencing, take your shots and afterwards edit them to get the memories you can share on social media or send to friends and family!

PADI Underwater Videographer Course

Pay a deposit ฿1,200