PADI teams up with GoPro to create new distinctive specialty certification – DIVE Magazine

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PADI and GoPro have teamed up to create a new GoPro-specific Distinctive Specialty Course, which will provide training for certified divers in how to use GoPro action cameras, accessories and the associated Quik video editing app.

The new GoPro PADI Distinctive Specialty Course is comprised of both an eLearning section and a practical diving segment, and – according to PADI – will include instruction in:

  • Responsibly using GoPro cameras, accessories and mounts to capture photos and videos both above and beneath the surface
  • Enhancing their storytelling techniques
  • Editing and sharing content using the GoPro Quik video editing app
  • Promoting ocean and environmental stewardship and conservation while inspiring others to create positive ocean change

GoPro’s instructional video on how to use its cameras while diving and snorkelling

‘Divers have been a big part of the GoPro community, using their GoPros to capture some of the most beautiful and inspiring images we’ve ever seen,’ said Rick Loughery, GoPro Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications. ‘Expanding our partnership with PADI will not only introduce GoPro to even more scuba divers, providing them with exciting new learning and adventure opportunities, it will also further GoPro’s mission to work with organisations that have a passion for ocean conservation.’

To launch the new training programme, PADI has announced that GoPro subscribers will receive a 15 per cent discount on the eLearning component of PADI’s Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Diver courses from now until December 31, 2024. In return, GoPro is offering PADI Club members a three-month free trial of the GoPro Quik video editing app.

The GoPro PADI Distinctive Specialty Course is not available online, but will be offered by instructors and dive centres directly to customers – check with your local dive centre or preferred holiday operator for details. More information about using GoPro’s latest HERO12 Black action camera and its associated accessories while diving can be found on GoPro’s diving and snorkelling page.

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