Bali Underwater Photo Workshop July 2017

Bali Underwater Photo Workshop corals on LibertyWe are happy to announce a 5 day macro and wide angle Bali Underwater Photo Workshop as an addition to our annual Lembeh Photo Funweek.  The dates for this 5 day event will be 22-27 July 2017 and will take place in two of Bali’s best diving locations, Tulamben and Nusa Penida.  This will be the perfect addition for folks who are joining us in Lembeh Strait and are looking to extend their time in Indonesia. However, this event will also act as a stand alone Photo Workshop in and of itself so everyone is welcome.  With the two locations of Tulamben and Nusa Penida on the schedule, we will be working on both macro and wide angle underwater photo techniques.

Our Bali Underwater Photo Workshop is aimed at all photographers from beginners to experienced photographers looking to learn a few new tips and tricks.  We start from the basics of f-stops and shutter speeds as well as strobe positioning.  As we will be shooting both wide angle and macro, we will be discussing the best methods for each.  Our team of instructors will be with the students every step of the way both on land as well as underwater.  One of the benefits of an Underwater Tribe Photo Workshop is that the instructors do not take their cameras underwater.  We believe a photo workshop is for our guests to improve their photography, not for the instructors to improve their portfolios.

The planned itinerary is as follows:

22 July – arrive in Bali and transfer to Tulamben, introduction night with the group and explanation of how the days will proceed.

23 July – 3 critter dives in the area

24 July – 3 critter dives in the area

25 July – 2 wide angle dives at the Liberty Wreck, check out from hotel and transfer to Sanur

26 July – 3 dives at Nusa Penida, manta rays and wide angle opportunities (depending on weather)

27 July – 2 dives at Nusa Penida. Diving finished, evening presentation and final slideshow, overnight in Sanur

28 July – transfer to airport or other area of Bali


If you are interested in this Bali Underwater Photo Workshop why not make it a combination trip with our NAD Lembeh Photo Fun Week as well!


Photo InstructorsAs with any form of class or workshop, choosing the right instructors for an underwater photography workshop is very important! The key is having mentors/instructors who will work with you in a “hands on” manner both in the classroom as well as underwater. The hallmark of an Underwater Tribe Photo Fun Week is that none of the instructors are there to take photos underwater, they are there to help you improve your photographs! Therefore, instead of carrying a camera all of the Underwater Tribe mentors carry slates underwater and help the students on every dive with shot selection, strobe positioning, settings, and also help guide them into interesting new ideas for shooting subjects in a different way.

Mike 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.


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Reservation assistance available 24 hours

Included and Excluded:


All transfers from South Bali to Tulamben and back to South Bali

Breakfast 23rd -27th

Lunch 23rd – 27th

Dinners 22nd – 27th

All local dive fees and porter fees,

Drinks from our coolers and snacks during dives.  Extras at hotel not included.

12 L (80 CF) air tanks, weights, towels

Digital copies of workshop materials

Does Not Include:

Nitrox (available at extra charge)

Other hotel services or extra drinks outside of meal plan

Camera Rental Gear

Diving Rental Gear

Flights or Entry Visa Fees

Night Dives

Travel or Diving Insurance

Gratuities for Staff


Upcoming Diving Trips

Underwater Tribe group trips are always led by either Mike Veitch or Luca Vaime and sometimes both of us!