My Underwater Photography and Dive Travel page is the area where you will find the latest information for upcoming workshops, seminars, photo shootouts, and dive travel that I have organized or am participating in as part of the Underwater Tribe. A lot of the travel that I do throughout the year involves teaching Underwater Photography in a fun fashion and always in a top diving destination. I have created pages for each upcoming Underwater Tribe trip and these can be found in the drop down list in the Travel Menu, current trips include Raja Ampat, Ambon, Lembeh Strait, and Komodo; I have summarized them here as well with a link to each trip. If you are interested in learning more about Underwater Photography and Video or traveling with like minded divers who enjoy diving with other photographers then you may want to keep this page bookmarked; I will be adding a lot of trips over the next few years as the Underwater Tribe expands. Please keep in mind that when we are not leading trips to other areas, we are constantly running trips around our local island, Bali! I would love if you could join the Underwater Tribe for a few days of diving in Bali either as a student or as someone who wants to dive with great guides who understand how to dive with photographers. Our hallmarks are mature diving for photographers and experienced divers who are after a bit of pampering by diving in small groups with great guides and a lot of attention to detail. Please check out the Underwater Tribe website for a more complete run down of what we offer.
Current 2014/2015 Underwater Photography Workshops and Group Trips
Raja Ampat on the Mermaid II Liveaboard, March 2015 – Sold Out – email for waiting list
Underwater Tribe Liveaboard Adventure to Raja Ampat – Join us on a wonderful 9 night adventure on one of Indonesia’s top liveaboards, the Mermaid II, while diving the worlds most bio diverse marine sanctuary, Raja Ampat. The diversity of marine life on this itinerary is second to none as we will experience everything from the tiniest nudibranchs to graceful manta rays. This trip departs from Sorong on the 26th of March and returns to Sorong on the 3rd of April 2015. This is a trip of a lifetime opportunity, join us while spaces remain available, more complete information can be found at: Underwater Tribe Raja Ampat 2015
March 18-25 2015, Ambon, Indonesia
We are proud to announce a new location for our 2015 group trip adventures, the wonderful Maluku Divers Resort in Ambon, Indonesia! Drawing on the success of our Lembeh and Bunaken photo workshops this past May, we are continuing our series of “Underwater Photography Workshops with the Underwater Tribe” in March of 2015. Join us 18-25 March 2015 at Maluku Divers Resort, located at the heart of Ambon, just minutes away from the top critter dives in eastern Indonesia. Long known as the home of the famous “Psychedelic Frogfish”, Ambon is one of the top areas in Indonesia for serious photographers.
$1900 per person, more info at: Ambon Underwater Photography Workshop
18 – 25 July 2015, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Following on the success of our UWT/NAD photo workshops in 2013 and 2014, we will be hosting a 7 night/17 dive package at the best photo resort in the Lembeh Strait, NAD Lembeh Resort. Once again, we will be limiting the number of divers who will be able to attend this workshop in order to maximize everyone’s personal time with the instructors both underwater and in the resort. One of the highlights of an Underwater Tribe workshop is that the instructors don’t bring their cameras with them underwater, instead we spend time one on one with each participant helping them to compose their photos, aim their strobes, and anything else that helps them make the most of their time underwater.
Pricing information coming soon: 18 – 25 July 2015 UWT/NAD Underwater Photography Workshop
25 Sept to 4 Oct 2015, Komodo National Park
Komodo is one of our favourite diving destinations in Indonesia as it includes such a dense and varied mix of schooling fish, healthy coral, and lots of invertebrates for macro afficiondos. Highlights of the itinerary will include Cannibal Rock and interacting with Komodo dragons in Horseshoe Bay, the Mantas of Manta Alley and other manta sites, black sand diving at Sangeang Volcano, and diving on the rich coral reefs that have made Komodo famous. For photographers, the Komodo itinerary offers the perfect mix of both macro and wide-angle photo opportunities with a plethora of muck and critter diving as well as healthy coral gardens and a large manta population. Late September and early October is one of the best times to dive in Komodo as many of the other liveaboards leave the area for Raja Ampat , meaning there will be a lot less boats in the area!
€ 2120 Euro per person, more information at: Underwater Tribe Komodo Liveaboard 2015