Photo-Buoyancy Course

Buoyancy control is an essential skill for underwater photographers and possessing excellent in-water control will see a noticeable improvement in your photos. You will cover the theory of buoyancy control and trim of the camera system in the morning before going out on 2-dives in the afternoon to practice these essential skills. Dive-1 will be completed without a camera to ensure you are not distracted so we can fine tune your buoyancy skills and finning techniques. First we will work out your precise weighting requirements and then concentrate on your general buoyancy control by completing different exercises. On Dive-2 we will repeat the skills covered on the first dive, but this time bringing the camera into the equation. This course is conducted on a 1:1 basis (except for specific requests) so Alex can provide personal tuition to ensure your buoyancy control vastly improves.

During this course you will cover:
• Fine-tune of buoyancy with camera
• Positioning to get good photographs
• Manoeuvring with a camera system
• Back-Finning and Helicopter-Turns
• Techniques for precision control
• Anti-silting finning techniques
• Camera system buoyancy
• Camera system trim options
• Fine-tune of buoyancy with camera
• Positioning to get good photographs
• Manoeuvring with a camera system
• Back-Finning and Helicopter-Turns
• Techniques for precision control
• Anti-silting finning techniques
• Camera system buoyancy
• Camera system trim options
Photo-Buoyancy-Course
Photo-Buoyancy-Course

Why Choose the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course?

If you do not posses excellent buoyancy control you will always struggle to obtain quality underwater images. The precision control required for underwater photography is far in excess of that needed for a normal dive and the only way to perfect this skill is to practice. Having the most advanced (and expensive) camera system available doesn't help to get good photos if you cannot control yourself when using it. Simply put, without mastering buoyancy control you will be holding your photography skills back and will never realise your full potential as an underwater photographer.

Completion of this course will lead to better control of your positioning for composition, improved ability to hold your position for steady shooting, improved air consumption for extended time underwater, the ability to perform controlled approaches for less chance of scaring your subjects and less stirring up of silt and sand for reduced backscatter. All of these will mean better photographs!
Photo-Buoyancy-Course

Please check the
Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses
Check the Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses

Check the Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses

8,000 THB (2-dives included)

Price includes use of the following equipment:
• Ultralight Buoyancy Arms
• Stix Arm Floats
• Digital camera & housing (if needed)
• Full set of dive equipment
• Dive computer

And the use of the following facilities:
• Private air-condition edit suite
• Dedicated camera-prep area with individual spot lights
• Charging Station with surge protection
• Silicon grease, towels, tools, & air blowers
• Protective transport boxes for camera
• MacBook Pro with Lightroom CC for image review & post processing
• USB3 memory card reader
• Internet access for research & photo uploads
• Marine life ID & magazine library

Plus on the dives:
• Koh Tao's most spacious & comfortable dive boat
• 60-90 minute dive times (air supply & NDL's permitting)
• Separate rinse tanks for cameras & dive gear
• Secure area for camera storage pre & post dive
• Dry area for safe lens & battery changes
• On-board equipment room (no carrying of dive-gear)
• Free tea, coffee, Ovaltine & drinking water
• First-Aid room with Oxygen on-board

8,000 THB (2-dives included)


Price includes:
• Ultralight Buoyancy Arms
• Stix Arm Floats
• Digital camera & housing
• Full set of dive equipment
• Dive computer

Facilities:
• Private air-condition edit suite
• Dedicated camera-prep area
• Charging Station
• Silicon grease, towels, tools
• Protective camera transport boxes
• MacBook Pro for image review
• Lightroom CC for image editing
• USB3 memory card reader
• Internet access for research
Marine life ID & magazine library

Dive Boat:
• Koh Tao's most spacious dive boat
• No maximum dive-time limits
• Rinse tanks for camera & dive gear
• Secure area for camera storage
• Dry area for lens/battery changes
• On-board equipment room
• Free tea, coffee, Ovaltine & water
• First-Aid room with Oxygen

If you would like to earn the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy certification for this course, an additional charge of 2,500 THB will be made for the PADI manual and certification fee . You will need to complete a Knowledge Review prior to the dives so we will need an additional 30-minutes of classroom time. Please advise if this is your preference prior to commencing the course.


Dive4Photos, 9/16 Moo 2, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)908 718734
Email:
info@dive4photos.com