Photo & Video Specialty
Photo & Video Specialty
Photo & Video Specialty
Photo & Video Specialty

Photo & Video Specialty

Our price $295.00
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Learn how to take underwater photos of your dive highlights and explore the fun and addictive world of underwater photography and videography!

Underwater photography has some challenges not found on land, but with the SSI Photo & Video specialty program, you will soon learn how to capture your amazing underwater experiences. This program provides the in-depth knowledge you need to dive with an underwater camera and properly use, maintain and store your equipment. You will develop your skills and learn techniques to take underwater images and video safely and easily, plus perfect your diving abilities while using your underwater camera system. Learn how to take high quality images that you can share with everyone and earn your SSI Photo & Video specialty certification. Get started today! 

Prerequisites for Photo and Video

  • Certification prerequisites: Minimum Open Water Certification
  • Minimum age is 15
  • All persons under the age of 18 require parent/guardian signature for participation.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian over the age of 18.
  • Successfully complete the fitness to dive questionnaire. Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For Example: heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy. Cost of diving medical is not included. A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this form.


Course Includes

  • 1x Open Water Dive
  • 1x Confined/pool Session
  • Online Theory
  • In person academic session
  • Completion over one day (duration approx. 5-10hrs)
  • Max depth 30m/100ft


  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots
  • Diving equipment e.g., Tank, Regulator, Gauge, BCD, Weights and Wetsuit.
  • Camera equipment- You must provide your own camera
  • Transport to the pool and dive site

 What To Bring:

  • Camera equipment
  • Sunscreen
  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Boots
  • Diving Equipment e.g., Tank, Regulator, Gauge, BCD Weights
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Mobile Phone
  • Completed paperwork with Parent/Guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure)
  • Open Water certification card


Flying After Diving Guidelines

For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum prefight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions) 

For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum prefight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety.  

For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended. 

To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions. 

All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No-Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach regarding flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.