Photogrammetry is the science of taking measurements from photographs. It has rapidly become a key part of exploration projects and is an incredible way of sharing underwater sites with the non-diving world. Pioneered with the Mars wreck in Sweden, it is unsurpassed as an archaeological tool. GUE has been at the forefront of photogrammetry in deep water and remote archaeological sites, and have a number of experts in the field of photogrammetry who have developed the GUE photogrammetry training.

Project Skills
Modern technology combined with skilled and competent divers is a great mix to achieve unprecedented outcomes from underwater imaging. Meticulous and proper documentation of a dive site or submerged artifacts can be rewarded by a stunning 3D modelling.

GUE’s Photogrammetry Diver course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and procedures for using underwater photogrammetry to create digital 3D models.

This course is for anyone who is interested in contributing in an efficient manner to any underwater documentation project and using photogrammetry skills to enhance the outcomes of projects. To benefit from this course the participants must possess basic underwater photography skills and the required photo/video equipment.
Course content

The GUE Photogrammetry Diver class teaches the skills and procedures needed in order to create digital 3D models. This includes camera settings and usage, project planning, team roles, lighting and support techniques, the workflows of using Photogrammetry software to turn images into models and Publishing techniques.

Applicants for this course must:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be able to swim
  • Obtain a physician's prior written authorization for use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any medical condition that may pose a risk while diving
  • Have passed the GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 course or the GUE Fundamentals course
  • Have a minimum of 75 logged dives beyond autonomous entry-level scuba diver (or equivalent) and 25 logged dives beyond GUE certification
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