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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 have included a Wide Angle week at the all new 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 wide angle and advanced techniques while diving the walls of Bunaken along with the wonderful reefs closer to the resort. 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 contact us for more information and booking details at email@example.com Or visit our website at www.underwatertribe.com as well as our Facebook Page
I'm looking for advice about where to stay in North Sulawesi following 10 days of muck at the Lembeh Resort? My focus is on the diving & photography (rather than resort facilities), ideally staying close to the dive sites. I want a nice place with a quality dive operation. I'm looking for lots of fish, pretty reefs or walls (vs muck). Should I focus on Gangga or Bunaken National Park? Siladen Resort and Gangga Resort both look great - but I doubt I'd take advantage of any of their (or anyones) resort facilties. If Bunaken National Park is the answer - should I stay on the island or mainland? Which resort? Murex, Cocotinos, Minihasa Lagoon, Siladen Resort and Spa, Tasik Ria Resort, Bunaken Island Resort, Two Fish Divers? Other?? Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom.
Some shoots from Bangka Island close to Bunaken, Indonesia. I'm a beginner, I've used a camera of a friend of mine, Sea&sea DX-2G with YS-01 flash, any advice will be highly appreciated! I bought a G12 some months ago, I'm thinking about a second flash, any suggestion? thanks to everyone!
Join Jason Isley, Stephen Wong & Takako Uno for a free underwater photography workshop at Eco Divers Want to take your underwater photography to the next level? Three world-renowned photo geniuses will be sharing their secrets for FREE in Manado this November. This special event is part of Minahasa Lagoon Resort’s 10th birthday celebrations. Every night a presentation will be given and individual guests will also be able to get one-on-one advice on any aspect of their photography. Jason, Stephen & Takako will also join the daily dive trips throughout the week. Even if you’re a complete beginner you won’t be made to feel out of your depth - the majority of people attending won’t be experts. It's not a competition and the atmosphere will be fun. You’ll get a relaxing holiday with a bonus of leaving with added photography knowledge and experience, not to mention great memories of diving with these three hugely entertaining & generous people. All are welcome, irrespective of skill level. Guests will dive the spectacular walls, coral gardens and critter sites of Bunaken National Park. The week will be rounded off with a Gala Dinner. Plenty of diving, learning and underwater fun! Dates run from 24th November to 1st December. To join this free workshop just book a standard 7-night Dive Package with Eco Divers Manado. Cost is just US$ 1381/person and includes 7 nights' accommodation in a twin or double Gardenview Room at Minahasa Lagoon Resort, 6 days of diving with up to 3 guided day-dives per day, free internet access, full board, airport transfers, tax & service. Visit http://www.eco-diver...ecial-trips.php for further details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking enquiry. Stephen Wong & Takako Uno Jason Isley Bunaken