Bunaken & Lembeh Strait Photo Workshop 2014
We are pleased to announce the second annual Underwater Tribe/NAD Lembeh Underwater Photography workshop for May 2014. Even better, we are adding a second location to this wonderful photographic experience: a week of learning all about Wide Angle photography in the beautiful Bunaken National Park at the all new Thalassa Dive Resort. In 2013, our five day photo workshop at NAD filled up very quickly and many folks suggested that a few days longer would have been a great addition to the class. Well, this year we listened to everyone’s desires and we have broken it down into two distinct, yet interlaced, programs. You can join us for 6 nights in Lembeh or 6 nights in Bunaken or for the true photo-holics, why not join us for all 12! It’s going to be a great event and we are looking forward to it already. May is one of the best months of the year in both Lembeh and Bunaken.
7-13 May 2014 NAD Lembeh Resort
Site of our original workshop and the best muck diving on the planet, the Lembeh Strait will be our home for 6 nights and 17 dives. We will arrive on the 7th and have an “Introduction and Set Up” evening before starting the diving portion of the event on the 8th. Our daily schedule will include 3 dives per day on the 8-12th and a final 2 dives on the morning of the 13th. Each day will also include afternoon and evening presentations from the photo instructors on a range of photography subjects from the basics to advanced macro techniques. As per usual with an Underwater Tribe photo workshop, the instructors will dive with slates instead of cameras and help every participant with “one on one” underwater instruction. We will also offer one to one photo critiquing each evening so that everyone gets a better understanding of what went right and what went wrong with their photos.
As we are diving in one of the best muck and macro destinations on the planet, we will be concentrating more on macro photography techniques during this portion of the workshop but basic lighting techniques will also be discussed.
13-19 May at Thalassa Resort
Feedback from last year’s successful photo workshop included several people requesting more “Wide Angle” for future workshops, therefore, we have listened and we are including our “Taking it to The Next Level” class at the Thalassa Resort in the Bunaken National Park. We have scheduled our arrival at Thalassa on the 13th of May until the 19th. We plan to do two dives in Lembeh on the 13th along with lunch while packing our bags and heading over to Thalassa that afternoon. On the 13th evening we will discuss plans for the rest of our time in the Bunaken side of north Sulawesi and start diving with Thalassa the following morning. For anyone interested in just the Bunaken portion of the workshop they would arrive on the 13th. Our schedule is for 3 dives per day on the 14th -17th, 2 on the 18th and departure on the 19th. We will be concentrating more on advanced techniques and working with wide angle while diving the walls of Bunaken along with the wonderful reefs closer to the resort. However, do keep in mind that Bunaken is not just a wide angle destination. Our afternoons will be spent diving the critter rich areas closer to the resort and of course there are plenty of macro opportunities to be had on the walls of Bunaken as well. If you are more of a macro aficionado don’t worry, we will have plenty of tips and tricks to teach you, as well as lots of critters to shoot.
The best thing about our 2014 workshop is that you can choose between a Lembeh workshop, a Bunaken workshop or get the biggest bang for your buck by joining us for both sessions and bring your underwater photography to the next level!
The NAD Lembeh portion of this workshop includes 6 nights in a beachfront room, all meals, 17 boat dives, photo tuition and the seminar, transport from the airport for $1260 USD per person based on twin sharing. A single supplement is available for people who don’t want to share a room for $30 per night. There are also bungalow options available for $1367 per person based on twin sharing.
For the Thalassa/Bunaken option the price is $1050 for 14 dives, photo tuition and seminar, transfer based on twin sharing. A single supplement is available for $120.
For those lucky enough to be able to spend two weeks with us and enjoy diving in both Lembeh and Bunaken with 12 nights and 31 dives we offer a great promotional “combo package” for $2195 per person based on a twin share basis.
We are expecting this trip to fill up very quickly after the success of last years offering, therefore, please email us at email@example.com for more information