Photoacoustic imaging comprises an optical excitation within a target zone and the detection of the ultrasonic wave so created. A pulsed laser illuminates the target zone, and this illumination causes rapid thermoelastic expansion that generates a broadband high-frequency ultrasonic wave (photoacoustic wave, PA). In this paper, we report proof-of-concept experiments for nondestructive testing of laminar materials using a PA microscope. A specimen containing carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) was used in this experiment and involved an artificial delamination. A 532-nm-wavelength laser irradiates the top surface of the specimen, and the resulting ultrasonic waves are received by a point-focusing immersion transducer on the same side. Our system estimated the depth and dimension of the subsurface delamination accurately. By coating a light-absorbing material on the surface, the amplitude of the PA wave increased. This finding shows that the signal-noise (S/N) ratio of the scattered wave from delaminations can be improved with the surface coatings.