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These workshops will give you an introduction to using digital cameras underwater as well providing advanced skill development so that your pictures are not just holiday snaps but living portraits you will be proud to show your friends.

The workshops are separated into activities which can be taken separately or individually to suit your personal needs.  Also you can attend classes as many times as you want if you want to repeat skills or have the opportunity to have your photo’s reviewed by our staff.   We have different assignments (practice goals) available, hence attending multiple classes does not mean repeating assignments unless you want to work on a specific skill.  Example activities are:

Class Room

Camera selection tips and Maintenance
Basics of Underwater Photography

Managing Photo Files
Introduction to Digital Darkroom


Photo Dives

First shots underwater
Exposure basics and White balance

Composition basics


Photo Dives

Custom photography assignments
Night and low light shots

Depth of Field Considerations
Improved Composition

Activities Schedule

The workshops will be held once per month.  As mentioned you can participate in activities as suits your schedule.  Please contact us and we can provide more details.  The workshop schedule is as follows:





Class 1


Weds May 2nd

Weds May 30th



Sat May 5th

Sat June 1st

Class 2


Fri May 11th

Fri June 7th





Class 1

Thur July 5th

Weds Aug 1st

Weds Sep 5th


Sat July 7th

Sat Aug 4th

Sat Sep 8th

Class 2

Fri July 13th

Fri Aug 10th

Fri Sep 14th





Class 1

Weds Oct 3rd

Weds Nov 7th

Weds Nov 28th


Sat Oct 6th

Sat Nov 10th

Sat Dec 1st

Class 2

Fri Oct 12th

Friday Nov 16th

Fri Dec 7th

Note class schedule is subject to change.  Please check with us before attending  – or provide your email and we will send you any schedule updates. 


Depending on your learning desires and budget, the pricing is as follows:

Class room (covers both session 1 and 2)               $25*   (see below)

U/W photography workshop dive                           $45

*For a limited time, Sierra Dive is offering free passes for Class 1, which covers an introduction to the course and u/w photography.  This is a chance for you to sample before you sign up for the dives.  If you are thinking of getting into u/w photography this class is a great opportunity to get some advice on different camera systems and what it takes to take good u/w photos.

Want to complete the PADI U/W Digital Photographer Specialty Course?

If you would like to earn your PADI Digital UW Photography Specialty Certification, you will need to do the class room and one dive for level 1 certification, and the class room and two dives for level 2 (note the second dive will need to be in open water - which we will schedule in the summer months or as requested during the rest of the year). 

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Sierra Diving Center
104 E. Grove St., Reno, Nevada, 89502, USA,
(775) 825-2147, FAX (775) 825-2164
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Last updated 6 December 2012.