Lembeh Photo Workshop 2018

Lembeh Photo Workshop 2018We are happy to announce our 6th annual Underwater Tribe/NAD Lembeh Photo Fun Week with Doug Sloss for July and August 2018.  Our 2017 Lembeh Photo Workshop was a resounding success once again with 16 happy attendees who joined us for a week full of fun.  We have scheduled our Lembeh Photo Workshop 2018 starting on the 28th of July until the 4th of August for 7 nights and 17 dives total.  The package includes return airport transfer, full board meals at the resort, 2 to 1 guest to dive guide ratio, digital copies of the outlines, and of course daily photo tuition.

We will be limiting the numbers of participants during the week in order to give everyone as much personal attention as possible.  We will have up to 3 photography instructors on hand during the event and everyone will have a chance to dive with each of them.  What sets an Underwater Tribe photo workshop apart from the others is the fact that our instructors are “hands on” teaching while underwater.  We don’t take our cameras underwater, we use slates only and dive with each student to help them achieve the best results possible.

Who Should Join an Underwater Tribe Photo Week?

Lembeh Photo Workshop 2018Our photo weeks are for everyone, no matter how experienced a photographer.  We always start with the basics and work our way toward more advanced topics as the week progresses.  Quite often we have a good mix of both experienced photographers as well as people who are taking their camera underwater for the first time.  With the emphasis on “hands on” tutoring, both underwater and in the classroom, there is plenty of time for both new and experienced photographers to learn from the instructors in a relaxed and easy going atmosphere.  We discuss theory starting at the basics of f-stops and shutter speeds and continue on to more advanced subjects such as snooting, creating different backgrounds and shooting wide angle in muck diving territory. We will also be presenting a ton of great information about Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for post processing images.

How Does a Typical Day Run?

A typical day consists of an early breakfast and then departure for 2 dives at 730am.  The NAD boats are large and spacious with plenty of room for everyone’s cameras.  We split the group in 3 over 3 boats with one photo instructor per boat who will work with the group with their photography. (the instructors rotate boats each day)  The boats return to the resort for lunch and a short presentation before heading out for the third dive of the day.  After returning to the resort, we host a post processing and individual photo critiquing session starting at approximately 5pm until dinner time.  Throughout the week there will be the opportunity to join Mandarin fish or night dives with a minimum of 2 guests.  Certain nights may also see a presentation after dinner as well, however, we try to limit these as often participants are ready for bed after a long day of diving.

To see a summary of our Lembeh Photo Fun Week 2017 have a look at the summary page on our Blog

About the Instructors for the Lembeh Photo Workshop 2018

Photo InstructorsMike Veitch – Mike is a long time photo and video pro who has been teaching underwater photography for more than a decade.  With a client list of many of today’s top underwater photographers, Mike’s knowledge and hands on teaching style has helped improve the photography skills of hundreds of people worldwide.  Mike is regularly published in diving magazines worldwide and his awards include winning a major category in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Luca Vaime – Luca is the co-founder of the Underwater Tribe and the Bali Academy of Underwater Photography and has been working full time in the diving industry for 15 years.  A scuba instructor with hundreds of students to his credit, Luca has been teaching photography and video to eager divers for many years.  His easy going style and outgoing personality allow him to create a great rapport with workshop attendees.  Luca has contributed photos to publications worldwide and his boundless energy is contagious throughout our workshops.

Doug Sloss – Doug Sloss is an underwater and landscape photographer, photography educator and digital image developing enthusiast based just outside Denver, Colorado. A long time photo pro and dive instructor in Palau, Micronesia, his award winning photography has appeared in numerous diving magazines and books worldwide. His passion for teaching photography led to a successful series of DVD tutorials he’s created that help underwater and topside shooters of all levels professionally post-process their images with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.


Underwater Tribe/NAD Lembeh with Doug Sloss Lembeh Photo Workshop 2018

28 July – 4 August 2018

7 nights/17 dives

Package pricing begins at USD $1557 for twin/double share and full board (Single supplement and bungalow pricing available upon request, more details below)

Pricing Includes:

Return airport transfers

3 meals per day, coffee, tea, boat snacks, towels

Photo tuition and digital copies of presentations


Pricing Does Not Include:

Night dives, mandarinfish dives, black water night dives

Alcohol or soft drinks

Anything from the bar

Nitrox or larger sized tanks (available upon request, please ask for pricing)

Dive Gear Rental

Camera Gear Rental

International or Domestic Flights, Excess luggage or any travel Visas

Any marine park fees (no fees are incurred in Lembeh at time of writing)

Travel or Dive Insurance – Dive and Medical Insurance is required, we also highly encourage Travel Insurance, find more information on our Diving Insurance page


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Reservation assistance available 24 hours

3 Room Categories

There are 3 room categories at NAD Lembeh Resort:  Poolside room, Seaview Bungalow, and Executive Bungalow

For a 7 night/17 dive package based on twin/double share the pricing is as follows (all in USD Currency):

Poolside – $1557 Air Package or $1677 for Nitrox Package

Seaview Bungalow – $1761 Air Package or $1881 Nitrox Package

Executive Bungalow – $1875 Air Package or $1995 Nitrox Package

Additional nights and dives or single supplement can be added upon request

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