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.
About the WORKSHOPs
These workshops are 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.
About Dr Alex TattersallDr Alex Tattersall is a very active and award winning underwater photographer and the founder of Underwater Visions. He is the importer and distributor of the excellent Nauticam range of products for the UK, France and Ireland. This puts him in the perfect position to assist with both the many technical and artistic elements of your underwater photography.
His boundless enthusiasm for creatively capturing the underwater world and sharing these ideas and techniques with others has become the signature of his Oonasdivers photo workshops. He also has possibly the most extensive bag of underwater toys for all to play with including fluo filters, close up lenses, light shaping devices, laser snoots, and you can even have a go on his magic ball!
Moalboal & Dumaguete - Philippines
Date: 5 – 18 March 2017
Tour: 3 Nights Kasai Village - 9 Nights Atlantis Dumaguete
Diving: 11 Days Diving - 8 Day and 1 Night Dive at Kasai - 8 Days Atlantis– Up to "5" Dives Per Day
Board: Full board both resorts - buffet style at Kasai, a la carte at Atlantis
Tour Price: Flight Inclusive from £3195, Single Supplement from £325
Compulsory Extras: $150 approx. Marine Park Fee (payable locally)
Optional Resort Extras: £55 Nitrox at Kasai (Nitrox free at Atlantis) -
Optional Flight Extras: Upgrade from 30kg to 40kg for £160 (pre book only)
This trip promises to be simply amazing. We will start our adventure with a brief hop over from Cebu city airport to Moalboal district, on the West Coast of Cebu Island. Starting off with three high quality days at Kasai Village resort, we will be making the most of some the best reef diving the Philippines has to offer, in particular in and around Pescador Island. We'll be visiting the area in the optimum season to encounter the local 'sardine run' which (conditions permitting of course) should afford us some excellent wide-angle photographic opportunities, and breathtaking diving experiences such as the Cathedral at Pescador. Also in Moalboal there will be a vast array of other marine life, both large and small, including frog fish and pygmy seahorses, so we may take the opportunity to start 'getting our eyes in' to the macro world that awaits in part two of our adventure.
Part two sees us take the short trip across to the city of Dumaguete, home to some of the best critter diving the world has to offer. The focus of this part of our trip will primarily be on creative macro techniques branching into advanced lighting and wide-angle macro. The wealth of exceptional critters in Dumaguete is simply outrageous and we have one or two secret, shallow and sheltered sites which will bamboozle you with the choice of photogenic critter. We will pop across to Apo Island on one day where the corals are wonderfully healthy and turtles abundant. The combination of these two contrasting but equally photographically rewarding dive regions of the Philippines simply cannot disappoint.
The friendly and luxurious atmosphere of Kasai Village Dive Resort in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines gives you the chance to get away from the everyday stress and get into an "Island time". Two levels of accommodation are available Sea View rooms and Poolside rooms. All accommodations are spacious and available with either a king size bed or two twin beds. All have their own terraces as well as two lounge chairs for suntanning and reading outdoors. Each room has a desk, a mini-bar, individual air conditioning systems and ceiling fans.
Firstly, for the avid photographer, Atlantis Dumaguete has one of the most spacious camera facilities you will find in any dive resort worldwide. The room is climate controlled for comfortable working conditions and also has a 42-inch HD flat-screen TV mounted on the wall with both HDMI and USB connections. The resort itself is surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines.It's 37 rooms all are en suite and have climate controlled air conditioning, fully stocked mini bar, adjustable ceiling fans, solar heated hot water, cable TV with free movie and sports channels, safety deposit box and wireless internet.
North Sulawesi - Lembeh
Date: Arriving Manado 7 December 2016
Tour: 10 Nights NAD Lembeh – North Sulawesi
Diving: 26 Day Dives - (Night Dives & Mandarin Dives Payable Locally)
Board: Full board
Tour Price: Excluding Flights £1950, Single Supplement £260, Nitrox £130
NAD Lembeh, is a small and intimate resort overlooking the Lembeh Straits. With just 15 rooms available and 14 dive guides, you know that you are going to receive a very personal diving experience.
All rooms have individual air conditioning, hot water showers, and Wifi. The Seaview bungalows have tea and coffee making facilities with a secluded balcony, whilst the Beachfront rooms have no stairs, and a patio area with chairs and a drying rack. Outside there is an open air restaurant and common area, with sunbeds available for a bit of R&R between dives, and we mustn’t forget the all important camera room.
The one large camera room features individual workstations for each room with overspill benches for those who like to spread out. Each workbench has a shelf for chargers, 8 power points (Indo / European 2 pin plugs – adapter strips available and plentiful), a mini spotlight, towel hangars (for camera towels, not your speedos), a rubberised matt for your camera and a mouse-mat style camera mat for your delicates. There is also space for the largest pelican cases underneath and a lower shelf for your additional charging needs.
Lembeh plays host to a cornucopia of weird and wonderful creatures to be found there and there alone. You’ll moor over shallow black sandy slopes where seahorses and nudibranchs are in abundance. Then there are the Inimicus devilfish, dwarf lionfish, scorpionfish, pufferfish, octopus, pegasus sea moths, frogfish, ribbon eels and flying gunnards.
Truly a one-off opportunity for all photographers and anyone looking for the unusual and unseen. You are sure to see something that you have never seen before, no matter how experienced you are.