The most frequent communication I receive from visitors to my web site is a request for information about training in underwater photography, so here it is.
There are many sources of information available. A good free source is the web magazine UWP at www.uwpmag.com.
Diving magazines such as Sport Diver have underwater photography columns. Diver Magazine does not have a regular photography section, but there are occasional photography articles, including some by me. There are books dedicated to specific camera systems and about underwater photography in general. Some of my favourites are:
There are also many inspiring coffee table books of underwater photographs which are great for seeing just what is possible. If you buy a book, don't forget to tell the shop where you heard about it.
Magazines and books are fine for picking up theory, but eventually the only real way to learn is by getting in the water with a camera. Many dive centres offer the PADI Underwater Photographer specialty course, the quality and content of which varies widely. If you really want to learn something, check that:
I can offer photographic training at two levels:
Most serious underwater photographers in the UK are members of BSOUP - the British Society of Underwater Photographers.