Rui Guerra, CMAS ** Instructor of Underwater Photography, has been engaged for several years teaching the art and techniques, is also the author of the only technical book of underwater photography in portuguese language, "Practical Manual of Underwater Photography" (Dinalivro / 2002).


Being the most awarded Portuguese underwater photographer in splash-in type competitions, both nationally (six times National Champion of Underwater Photography, among others) and worldwide (World Champion in the category of Wide with Diver, Vice-World Champion in general, among others), Rui Guerra now transmits his experience and techniques to all those who want to evolve effectively in the practice of underwater photography.


Aiming mainly to transmit their knowledge and experience in this area, his courses provide the essential foundation and cover all technical and aesthetic issues of underwater photography, allowing students to evolve in a solid way in this area.


The priority is the quality of training provided, restricting the number of participants in each event and providing the best possible conditions for the practice of underwater photography once in the sea.






poster course underwater hotography sagres



Five full days of training, in the Divers Cape's facilities in Sagres.


Daily schedule:


9:00 a.m. - Morning - Part 1
11:00 - Coffee break
11:15 - Morning - Part 2
13:00 - Lunch break
15.00 - Afternoon - Part 1
16:45 - Coffee break
17.00 - Afternoon - Part 2
19:00 - End of training


Generic program:


Safety and ethics linked to the practice of underwater photography.
Types of equipment, their characteristics and selection criteria.
Fundamental concepts of general photography.
Big rules of underwater photography.
Underwater photography with natural light.
Control of artificial light (underwater strobes, use, types and selection).
The various types of photography, different subjects and their interconnection.
Approaching methods to marine life.
Image aesthetics analyzing its different components.

The model / underwater assistant.

Organization and digital workflow.


Dive sites:


To be decided at the time, depending on weather conditions and visibility. There will be made a dive in the pool and two dives in the sea.




Theoretical and practical training: 330 €

Three dives with bottle and weights included: 70 €


Three dives with all-inclusive diving equipment: 100 €



Registration and payment:


Registration: € 165

Remaining payment: € 165 to be paid until the 4th / September / 2015

Dives and equipment hire: Paid locally during the course.


Payment method:


Bank transfer to NIB which is indicated.

(Interested divers should send an email to and in the NIB will be given in the reply).


Minimum diving experience:


Minimum of 40 logged dives.


Included in the price:


Minimum of 40 hours of theoretical and practical training.

Bottle and weight belt for all dives.


Not included in price:


Travel, food, accommodation, equipment rental.

Dives paid directly to the Divers Cape.


Possibility of diverse photographic equipment rental.




The act of registration implies the acceptance that neither Rui Guerra nor the staff of Cape Divers be liable for any diving accident or damage / loss of photographic equipment, diving or other, except in cases of serious and obvious negligence on their part . All participants will be fully responsible for their equipment or equipment that may rent and must at all times ensure their safety.


Limited to the first 8 persons. Join Now!


More info: Rui Guerra








Workshop minimum duration of 3 hours in classroom, pool ou both.

Underwater photo equipment available for rent (price under request).



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