Underwater Videographer

Whitetip Reef Shark - Kona, Hawaii

The Kona coast of Hawaii is the perfect place to get the perfect footage for Facebook, YouTube, or your own home movies!  With colorful reef fish, interesting invertebrates, and a chance to see big animals, students will find the subject matter engaging and fun.  The Underwater Videographer Specialty course is taught by Jack’s Diving Locker pros, Jeff Leicher or Keller Laros.  With over 25,000 dives between them and most all with video cameras in hand, these instructors have a wealth of knowledge to share.  Learn the secrets to shot selection, lighting, and diving with a camera system.  This course will also cover basics such as camera handling and maintenance.  Recommendations for editing are offered.  Upon successful completion of this course, divers will earn the PADI Underwater Videographer specialty certification.

GoPro Hero3+


We highly recommend using the small and versatile GoPro camera that offers quality high definition video at an excellent entry level price.  These cameras and their accessories are available at Jack’s Diving Locker.


COST: $350 plus tax. PADI Adventures in Diving $47 for Underwater Videographer section.

PREREQUISITES: Open Water Diver Certification.  Minimum age – 12 years old.

REGISTRATION: Please call the shop directly to make your reservation at 800-345-4807 or locally at 808-329-7585.  Please fill out the Continuing Education Administrative Document.  Please review the Medical Statement.  If there is a YES to any 
question, you must get a doctor’s approval before starting the course.  Please call the shop for assistance.  24 hour cancellation policy. Changes or cancellations must be made 24 hours or more in advance or full charge will occur.

WE PROVIDE: Tanks, weights, and light lunch on boat.

STUDENTS PROVIDE: Underwater video equipment.  We suggest GoPro cameras and accessories.  Available at Jack’s Diving Locker.  Students also provide – BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask/snorkel/fins, underwater timing device (dive computer recommended).  Rental gear available.

DURATION: Three days – Four Dives.

SCHEDULE: This course is scheduled by request.

Day 1: Meet at shop at 1 p.m for Instructor presentation and practice with camera.

Day 2: Meet at shop at 8am.  Boat: Two dives, two locations.  Post dive: Log dives.

Day 3: Meet at shop at 8am.  Boat: Two dives, two locations.  Post dive: Log dives.  Certifications issued upon successful completion of course.

DISCOUNTS: 10% off most regular priced merchandise and $5 off of dives.


 This Specialty Diver course will count toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver – the highest rating in non-professional recreational diving. To achieve this rating, the diver must complete the following certifications: Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, and 5 PADI Specialty courses. In addition, divers must have at least 50 logged dives. When completing these requirements at Jack’s Diving Locker, recipients will have their names engraved on a plaque to honor this achievement.



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