I completed the "PADI Dive Centre Pro Photographer Diver" certification under Alex Tyrrell at Koh Tao Thailand during September 2018. For me, the certification was largely irrelevant - I was looking for a true underwater photography Pro to teach me the theoretical basis for proper underwater photography in a practical setting. Alex gave me that and so much more. His knowledge of theoretical photography, underwater gear, various photographic techniques, and composition is truly encyclopaedic. He was a great teacher and imparted his knowledge freely and without hesitation. From a practical perspective, he led us on many dives to explore unique settings particularly attractive for various subjects we were photographing - many of these critters and animals I am sure are rarely seen by most divers. That in itself was worth a lot.
I started the programme being a complete underwater photography novice. I have gained enough experience during this three-week programme to confidently take my underwater photography much further than I could have hoped for in such a short space of time.
If taking beautiful, well-lit and properly composed underwater photos is something you have always aspired to - then I can wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend Alex and this programme.