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Underwater Tribe NAD Lembeh Photo Workshop 2019

Photo Workshop 2019

2018 Workshop Attendees

Lembeh Strait Photo Workshop 2019 – We are happy to announce our 7th annual Underwater Tribe/NAD Lembeh Photo Workshop with Special Guest Doug Sloss of Underwater Lightroom. This 7 night/17 dive package is set for 27 July – 3 August 2019 in the exciting Lembeh Strait.  The package includes 17 nitrox tanks, return airport transfers, full meal package, 2:1 guest to guide ratio, digital copies of all outlines, and photo tuition.

We limit the number of participants during workshops in order to give plenty of one to one time to everyone. One of the highlights of an Underwater Tribe workshop is that the instructors don’t take cameras underwater. Each photo instructor accompanies the students underwater each day with a slate in hand. One to one time underwater is often touted as the highlight of the workshop by past participants.

What Will You Learn in our Lembeh Photo Workshop 2019?

Photo Workshop 2019

Ladies Night Night Dives

Our workshops are aimed at everyone who wants to improve their photography. We always start with the basics so brand new photographers are immediately on the right path. We also take advantage of NAD’s spacious layout as we often present two lectures at the same time. This allows us to split the groups between beginners and advanced photographers. The participants can choose which ones to attend to learn the information relative to their goals.

Subjects we present throughout the week include: basic strobe positioning, creative light, limited depth of field, night and black water shooting, snooting, the basics of underwater video, composition and more! With Doug Sloss on hand, he presents daily Lightroom and Photoshop techniques to improve everyone’s post processing skills.

Should I Join This Photo Workshop?

Our workshops are for everyone! Each year we have a mix of brand new photographers and people who have been shooting for years. With three coaches on hand, we are able to customize the learning experience for everyone. We work individually with each participant underwater in order to master new skills.  The friendly and relaxed atmosphere throughout the week is full of laughter and new friends. We have many repeat guests who return year after year to join us in Lembeh.

NAD Lembeh Resort

A presentation in the camera room Photo Workshop 2019NAD Lembeh Resort is one of the top resorts in Indonesia and continues to improve their product every year. In 2018, NAD remodelled and expanded their camera room. What improvements can we expect next year!

The entire staff are always friendly and helpful throughout the resort. One of the best aspects of diving with NAD is the maximum ratio of 2 divers for every dive guide. This is a great addition as underwater photographers are always on the lookout for hard to spot critters.

The Instructors

The lineup of underwater photography instructors for our Lembeh Strait Photo Workshop 2019

Mike Veitch – Mike is a long time photo and video pro who has been teaching underwater photography for 20 years.  With a client list of many of today’s top underwater photographers, Mike’s knowledge and hands on teaching style has improved the photography skills of hundreds of people.  Mike is regularly published in diving magazines worldwide.  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. He 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 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. 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 in Denver, Colorado. A long time photo pro and dive instructor in Palau, his award winning photography has appeared in numerous diving magazines and books. His passion for teaching photography led to a successful series of DVD tutorials about Post Processing.  His tutorials have helped underwater and topside shooters of all levels professionally post-process their images with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Pricing and Accommodation

There are two accommodation options at NAD: Poolside and Seaview Bungalow. Pricing starts at $1790 per person in a twin/double Poolside room and $2076 per person in a Seaview Bungalow.

We offer extensions before or after the workshop for people who want to extend.  When booking please let us know if you would like more days.  Single accommodation is available at an extra charge, please let us know if you prefer that option.

If you would like more information about our Lembeh Strait Photo Workshop 2019 please email us.

Check out the Trip Report of our 2018 NAD Lembeh Photo Workshop.

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Pricing Starts at USD $1790 per person based on twin/double share

Package includes:

  • 27 July – 3 August 2019
  • 7 night/17 day dives
  • 17 nitrox tanks
  • 3 meals per day, coffee, tea, snacks and towels
  • Return airport transfers
  • Photo Tuition and Digital Copies of Presentations


Package Does Not Include:

  • Extra nights before or after listed days (please ask us if you would like to extend)
  • Extra dives
  • Night or Mandarin Dives
  • Soft Drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Larger tanks
  • Dive Gear Rental
  • Camera Gear Rental
  • Dive or Travel Insurance
  • Flights or Excess Luggage Fees


Upcoming Diving Trips

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