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Underwater Photography

Extended PADI Digital Underwater Photography Workshop

  •  Duration: 2.5 daysBigeye Snapper
  • Dives: 4 dives
  • Certification:

The PADI Digital Underwater Photography Workshop extended course extends the usual course from 1-day/2-dives to 2 and a half day /4 dives guaranteeing more time for the photographer to hone their skills.


Advanced Underwater Photography Workshop

Advanced Underwater Photography WorkshopBull Shark

  • Duration: 5-days
  • Dives: 9 dives
  • Certification:Optional

The Advanced Underwater Photography Workshop covers more advanced underwater photography skills and techniques.

You will learn many more skills including: Colour loss, underwater light behaviour and turbidity, understanding the histogram & using highlight warning, utilising the LCD and review modes, how to overcome camera system limitations, beating shutter-lag and the benefits of using the RAW File Format.


Advanced Photo-Buoyancy Workshop

•    Duration: 1-daySchooling Whitetongue Jacks
•    Dives: 2 dives
•    Certification:  PADI PPB
•    From: 5000THB

Good buoyancy control skills underwater water will dramatically improve your underwater shots!
This course incorporates the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course and upon completion offers this certification
You will cover the theory of buoyancy and have 2 dives to put it into practice. 

PADI - The Professional Association of Dive InstructorsPADI or the Professional Association of Dive Instructor is the most well-known scuba diving training agency on the planet, to such an extent that people often ask to do the “PADI” course when referring to any scuba diving course.  Founded in 1966 they have more than forty years’ experience serving scuba divers and have over six thousand dive shops locate around the globe.

PADI run all types of courses, from kid’s courses conducted in a swimming pool to beginner, advanced, rescue and master right through to scuba instructor level and beyond.  PADI has a few instructor development centres about the Island and some dive centres are recognised PADI 5 star resorts and offer only PADI courses while others offer certification through various other agencies.  

Seal TeamAs a member of the WRSTC (World Recreational Scuba Training Council), PADI recognises certifications from other training agencies such as SSI, BSAC, CMAS and NAUI amongst others.  The above agencies are represented on Koh Tao but not all agencies are so it is a good idea to check before arriving if you hold a certification from another. Certification equivalent tables are displayed on some agencies websites if you are in doubt. 

All PADI materials come in a range of languages. Though paper manuals are still common most centres are going down the digital route and offering online manuals for keeping and a “library” copy of the paper manual while doing the course. PADI also offers e-learning, this allows you to complete the academic sessions of the course including exams online before coming and doing the practical “water work” when PADIyou get here. For more information about online training please contact kohtao.asia.
PADI is a patron of the “Project Aware Foundation” environmental organisation and puts a lot of time and effort into creating awareness about the harm being done to the oceans through climate change, over fishing and shark finning.  They also support marine conservation projects such as reef and beach clean ups.  PADI are also long term associates of the National Geographic Society and offer marine conservation courses in conjunction with both them and the Project Aware Foundation.

The PADI Project Awarewebsite offers information on all available PADI courses.  It has a shop locator, an online scuba community forum, dive holiday package deals and equipment sales.  If you go as far as professional level you then get further access to the site offering the ability to conduct diver certification checks and access to training materials and updates.  Wherever you decide to dive in the world there is always sure to be a PADI dive centre or PADI professional close by.