Do you enjoy Digital Photography? Do you like Diving?
Why not do BOTH and become a SSI Digital Underwater Photographer!
The SSI Digital Underwater Photographer course is perfect for the budding photographer. Whether you always have a camera in your hand or would like to keep one in your BCD, the SSI Underwater Photographer course, ensures you're ready for that once in a lifetime encounter. This course gets you taking great shots quickly, regardless of whether you use a compact camera or a DSLR in a housing!
We run this course locally, diving along the Leigh coast where you'll find some of the best shore diving spots in NZ. Or you can complete the SSI Digital Underwater Photographer course on any of our charter weekends - weather you want to explore the photographic potential of the HMNZS Canterbury wreck on a Bay of Islands trip or start shooting one of the many spectacular dive sites at The Poor Knights.
All required SSI materials are included along with the SSI certification fee!
Click here for a full course schedule! If you have 4 divers we can happily schedule a course for you as a group!
The SSI Digital Underwater Photographer course consists of two main sections:
Theory: - To be completed online prior to the course starting.
There is a bit of reading that will need to be completed prior to starting so please make sure you come in to collect your manual.
Diving: - The SSI Digital Underwater Photographer course consists of up to two open water dives. The dive site itself is chosen based on conditions on the day, however your instructor will discuss options for this including trips to Aldermans, Poor Knights and Bay of Islands.
Why learn with Performance Diver?
This is a very important question! There are many dive schools out there, so why would you choose ours?
We have nice small class sizes to prioritise your learning, with a maximum of 4 students on SSI Digital Underwater Photo courses! This means that you get more personalised instructor time.
We're always going diving! Once you're qualified, we have heaps of shore dives, day trips, weekend adventures and more at every level of qualification! Every weekend throughout the season there are trips planned, so you're never short of options. Our social nights are a great way to make new dive buddies and new friends.
As a Performance Diver student you get exclusive offers and pricing on a huge range of dive gear. If you're not ready to commit to buying your own then no worries - we have heaps of rental gear at a great rate for you. We want you to go diving, so we'll make it as accessible as we can!
Our Instructors are awesome - Here at Performance Diver we only teach SSI courses, and all of our SSI Instructors are here for one reason - they love diving! Sharing the underwater world with you is such an amazing experience and we're privileged to be able to do just that.
Already be at least a certified SSI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent.
Complete the Dive Medical form. Click here to print the SSI Medical Form for diving. If you answer yes to any of the medical questions you must complete a Dive Medical check with your Doctor and obtain written medical clearance before the start of the course as we can't allow you in the water without it.
Students must be at least 15 years of age. Parental consent is required for students aged 15 - 17 years of age.
As well as basic dive equipment (which can be rented) you are required to have a safety sausage, compass and knife.
You will have homework to compete before the course starts. The course is heaps of fun, but is also intense - we have a lot to learn in our sessions, and they run to a very strict timetable. Failure to complete your homework means that you are behind right from the start, and are holding your group back. This is, understandably, not fair on everyone else and is likely to result in you being removed from the course without refund!
Click here for diving course terms & conditions. By purchasing this service you agree to all terms & conditions.