Join us this August for a 5 day trip to the Dry Tortugas aboard the Mighty Vessel Spree. The trip includes 5 days of diving in the Dry Tortugas Ecological Preserve, the Fort Jefferson National Park, and the USNS Vandenberg. We’ll have plenty of Nauticam demo gear on hand to try at no extra cost, nightly seminars, a nightly photo presentation, and an opportunity to show off your images. Whether you are well versed in all things underwater photo and want to try the latest Nauticam gear, or are a novice interested in getting started, this trip is for you. No passport is required!
Who: Chris Parsons and Ryan Canon from Nauticam USA are your hosts, not to mention the fine crew of the MV Spree
What: Trying out Nauticam photo gear
Where: Board the M/V Spree in Key West, Florida
When: Boarding at 8pm on Monday August 1st. We arrive back in Key West on the afternoon of August 6th, in plenty of time for the Sunset Celebration and Duval Crawl.
How much: $1250 includes your bunk, meals, Nitrox fills, and up to 5 dives per day
Memory Cards: You must bring your memory cards, at least 1 SD card and 1 CF card, 4GB or better is recommended. Class 6 or better to shoot video. We’ll have a few extra to sell but they will be painfully expensive, so please bring your own.
Laptop: Yes, bring your laptop. The Spree is laptop friendly and you’ll want it to process some images.
Cell Phone: There’s no cell service in the Dry Tortugas, so plan on shutting it off. The Spree has a satellite phone that is available.
Diving: Diving will be conducted in the Dry Tortugas Northern Ecological Reserve, The Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Key National Marine Sanctuary and the USNS Vandenberg, conditions permitting. Typical dives will be 50-70 feet, some more shallow, some deeper. We’ll be trying to optimize the diving around good sites for photography. Dry Tortugas has a nice mix of reef scenery, some large animals including the namesake turtles, tarpon, sharks, and grouper including Goliath Grouper. With a very healthy gorgonian and hard coral population, the macro opportunities are abundant. Night diving will be available as well which can bring out another cast of macro subjects.
More info about Nauticam: http://NauticamUSA.com
More info about the Spree: http://SpreeExpeditions.com
To Book: Spree Website
Other questions: innovation @ nauticamusa.com