Alex Tattersall is an award winning underwater photographer and the founder of UnderWaterVisions/Nauticam UK. He has now teamed with Oonasdivers to offer a fantastic Underwater Photography Workshop which take place at some amazing worldwide destinations such as Indonesia and the Philippines.
The course is open to anyone seriously interested in improving their underwater photography in an informal, friendly, non-competitive environment.
UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP
This workshop is designed for moderately experienced UW photographers and, alongside the exploration of 'technical' areas of photography such as exposures, compositions, and camera settings, will impart how a greater understanding and sensitivity to the behaviour of marine life can enable anyone to take award winning photos.
You do not need the latest, most expensive equipment to get photos that you are truly happy with. This course will also give you the opportunity to try some of the latest photo post-processing software to get the best final results from the shots you take. The course is open to anyone seriously interested in improving their photography skills in an informal, friendly, non-competitive environment.
Alex will be on hand each day throughout the day to offer individual advice about any aspects of your photography, and you will finish each day with a discussion and constructive criticism of a selection of shots from each course participant.
Dr Alex TattersallDr Alex Tattersall is an award winning underwater photographer and the founder of UnderWaterVisions/Nauticam UK. Alex Tattersall began diving in the early 1990s in Venezuela and Australia becoming instantly addicted to the wonders of the marine environment. Alex picked up his first camera in Taiwan in 1999 and has since gone on to win a number of underwater photography awards including the coveted ‘Best of Show’ in the British Society of Underwater Photographers print competition. Alex has run several Underwater Photography Workshops for Oonasdivers in The Red Sea, all of which have been very popular. He also holds some interesting talks about all of his diving photography experiences at The London and Birmingham dive shows.
Eco Divers Manado & Edo Divers Lembeh - Indonesia
Manado - This beachfront property is set on level ground and boasts manicured lawns. Facilities include an infinity pool, hot tub / jacuzzi, two traditional Indonesian spas and an atmospheric bar overlooking the sea. Mihahasa Lagoon Manado boasts just 15 air conditioned Sea View Cottages (each with a small adjoining bunk bed room) and 8 air conditioned Garden View Rooms.
Lembeh - A small and boutique resort with just 12 air conditioned rooms. All rooms have private ensuite bathrooms with hot water, shower and western toilet, and can be arranged as single, twin or double beds. Other facilites include 4 indoor quiet lounges with book and DVD libraries, 4 indoor camera rooms with work spaces, desktop computer and charging points, an outdoor restaurant, lounge bar, spa and free WIFI.
The meal plan at Eco Divers is offered as full board. Their highly trained Indonesian chefs ensure that every meal will be a mouthwatering feast of delicious Indonesian and international favourites. Select from their extensive a la carte menu where they prepare all food fresh on a daily basis - even their fish* is sourced in the local market each morning. *Eco divers only uses sustainable fish species in its meals (advised by Conservation International).
The Diving - Included within your diving package are 3 dives per day, 5 days at each resort.
Manado - The Bunaken National Marine Park is rich and unspoilt, with pristine and abundant soft coral and fish life in huge concentration. The night diving in the park is spectacular, rare creatures are found around every corner, and there's a WWII wreck in day range.
The Bunaken National Marine Park consists of five islands: Bunaken, Manado Tua, Nain,Montehage, and Siladen, as well as a part of the North Sulawesi mainland. Diving in and around Bunaken is mostly wall diving and drift diving, but also includes several beautiful coral slopes.
The variety of both fish and soft coral is outstanding, making this area one of the top places in the world with regards to biodiversity. Schools of Barracudas and Jacks, Green Sea Turtles and reef sharks, Sea snakes and Napoleon wrasses are among the resident inhabitants of these steep coral walls fringing Bunaken Island.
Nain and Siladen Islands offer huge fields of hard coral in addition to their classic wall dives,whilst Montehage yields excellent visibility and is a favourite location for sharks and big schools of barracudas, jack and bumphead parrot fish. The hard coral slopes offer some excellent drift dives where you can watch schools of coral fish in all shapes and sizes and colours, as you glide by the huge sea fans and impressive sponges. Bunaken offers superb opportunities for both macro and wide angle photography.
Lembeh - Eco Divers Lembeh unique service is based on total relaxation; no other resort lets you relax between dives onboard a spacious and luxurious day-liveaboard by day, complete with fast skiffs to whisk you to over 40 dive sites in just a few minutes, then relax again at thier award-winning resort.
They have the smallest capacity of any of the boutique resorts in Lembeh, with a maximumof just 16 divers, 4 divers per guide!. This means that their personalized service is simply without equal, with an amazing staff-to-guest ratio of two staff members for every guest.
World famous for its macro life, this is most probably simply the best place in the world for muck diving and macro photography!
Dates: 14-27th March 2015
Tour: 6 nights each at Eco Divers Manado & Lembeh
Diving: 10 days diving - 3 dive per day
Board: Full board
Tour Price: Accommodation, Transfers & Workshop from £1900. Single supplement £295.
Flights: Available from May 2014 onwards prices approx £700 - £1000.
For further information about Eco Divers Manado click here and for Eco Divers Lembeh click here
Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort - The Philippines
For the photographer, the climate controlled camera room has 30 individual cubbyholes to store equipment, a work surface 70cm deep and nearly 8m long, plus floor space of over 17 square metres. There are 3 air guns distributed around the room, 18 power sockets (110 & 220 volts), paper towel dispensers, a shelf running the length of the work surface for battery chargers and six fluorescent wall lights for additional illumination when checking O-Rings. The room also has 2 internet-ready desktop PC's for guests to view their photos and upload to share.
Included within your diving package are unlimited scheduled boat trips, these are at approx.9.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm and 6.00pm as well as night dives.
The archipelago is home to more than 3000 species of fish and 448 species of coral – where else can you combine unbelievable muck-diving with pristine coral reefs, shoals of schooling fish, the odd shark, manta, sea snakes, eagle rays or whale shark? The Philippines offers some of the most vibrant, weird and wonderful both above and below.
From Puerto Galera you have access to approx 39 dive sites, most of which are under a 10 minute boat ride, the furthest would be the day trip to Verde Island, which takes around an hour leaving at 9am returning around 4pm, here you take 3 dives and have a wonderful BBQ lunch at the dive camp, you should be back in time for either the Mandarin or Night dive!
7 - 18 March 2014
Tour cost from £1750 per person.
Flights from £600 - £1000 per person depending on airline
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