At ACE Marine Expeditions, Koh Tao-Thailand, we offer a great introduction into the amazing world of underwater image making. Our Entry level Photography courses are a great way for new photographers to experience what underwater photography it is all about. All courses are are in a maximum group setting of 2 students per one instructor. All rental dive equipment and camera equipment is included. If you want to take your training further, take a look at our Underwater Photography courses below. Enjoy an educational scuba diving and photography experience with us. Check out our Photo Gallery for student and instructor photographs.

 

 Introduction to Underwater Photography

These training dives are for certified divers who are interested in learning the basics of underwater photography and editing. No previous photography experience is necessary. This includes 2 dives on our luxury speedboat with certified photography instructor, where you will practice basic photography concepts and editing. Take all your amazing photos and knowledge home with you. Lunch, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, and all diving and photo equipment is included

Duration: 2 dives - Prerequisite: certified open water diver and medically fit to dive - Minimum age: 15 years - Price: 12,000B

 

Wide angle Photography

This 1 day 3 dive course is aimed at divers that have previous underwater photography experience but would like to build or gain more knowledge in the wide angle aspect of underwater photography. Depending on your photography experience this course will explain the basic concepts of Wide Angle photography through to the more advanced level and gain the ability to photograph wide angle with more confidence. Training includes theory, 3 dives and photo editing. Lunch, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, and all diving and photo equipment is included

Duration: 3 dives - Prerequisite: certified Advanced Adventurer and medically fit to dive - Minimum age: 15 years - Price: 18,000B

 

Macro Photography

This 1 day 3 dive course is aimed at divers that have previous underwater photography experience but would like to build or gain more knowledge in the Macro aspect of underwater photography. Depending on your photography experience this course will explain the basic concepts of Macro photography through to the more advanced level and gain the ability to photograph Macro photographs with more confidence. Training includes theory, 3 dives and photo editing. Lunch, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, and all diving and photo equipment is included.  Lunch, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, and all diving and photo equipment is included

Duration: 3 dives - Prerequisite: certified Advanced Adventurer and medically fit to dive - Minimum age: 15 years - Price: 16,000B

 

Creative Lighting Photography

This 1 day 3 dive course is aimed at divers that have previous underwater photography experience but would like to build or gain more knowledge in the Lighting aspect of underwater photography. Depending on your photography experience this course will explain the basic concepts of Creative Lighting photography through to the more advanced level and gain the ability to photograph using strobes with more confidence. Training includes theory, 3 dives and photo editing. Lunch, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, and all diving and photo equipment is included.  Lunch, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, and all diving and photo equipment is included.

Duration: 3 dives - Prerequisite: certified Advanced Adventurer and medically fit to dive - Minimum age: 15 years - Price: 21,000B

 

Advanced Underwater Photography Course

3-4 on-land training sessions and 8 dives, basic photoshop editing session and critique of your photographs.

The course includes all dive equipment.

This is our customized underwater photography course taught on our purpose built dive boat for image makers. Students learn how to take their own amazing photographs using their own camera systems. By learning with your own camera, you will gain experience and knowledge on how your system works and continue to advance and improve on your own personal photographs. The course covers subject matter such as:

camera preparation, use of strobes, positioning of strobes, settings of strobes, use of light and angles, body positioning, macro photography, camera settings, photo compositions, care for the environment while photographing, basic editing, and photo critiques

Courses are taught by our professional and published photographer, instructor, and owner of The Gallery-Koh Tao, Chris Clark. These courses are taught with a maximum of 2 students per 1 instructor or private tuition. Students should have previous dive experience with a camera and be a minimum of an advance diver. 

Your instructor will be present during all dives and academic sessions ready to assist you with all of your camera needs. 

 Prerequisite: Fit to dive and a minimum of Advanced open water - Minimum age: 15 years - Duration: 6-8 days - Price: 50,000B