Underwater Photography Dive Trip to Galapagos | $4.250 p.p

Join and learn how to become a better underwater photographer in 12 days

U/W Photography in Galapagos

Learn more about wide angle and big marine life photography in strong currents

Dec. 1st - Dec. 12th 2016

Follow u/w photographer Janice Carter to the protected waters of the Galapagos Marine Park

Silberstein Dive Resort

Hotel Silberstein is located on the central Island of Santa Cruz, in the town of Puerto Ayora.

Underwater Photography with Big Marine Life in Galapagos

If you wish to become a better underwater photographer and want to learn how to make fantastic underwater photos from big marine life in challenging dive conditions in the Galapagos National Marine Park with fellow underwater photographers, this is the trip for you.

 

Our underwater photography workshops are designed to help you learn how to take great underwater photos. We will discuss everything from safety while taking photos underwater, to composition and lighting.

 

By the end of our specialized photography trips you will understand the techniques of taking underwater photos and producing a higher quality end product that you will be proud to show your friends and family.

 

Join our underwater photography dive trip to Galapagos in December 2016

Featured underwater photographer Janice Carter will be your host during these seven days, and she is dedicated to making you a better underwater photographer within the week.

 

Janice will give two workshops, and you may expect a few presentations and lots of valuable group feedback from fellow underwater photographers. These workshops will focus on the learning objectives you shared with us before.

12 Scheduled dives over six days + 2 landtours

Typically, diving in Galapagos is more appropriate for advanced divers, those who feel comfortable in deeper waters with changing currents and conditions. We will show you amazing drift dives, deep dives, reef dives, and, of course, the famous hammerhead sharks at Gordon Rocks.

 

You will dive with many shark species, turtles, sea lions, marine iguanas, eagle rays and with a bit of luck we find a manta ray or even a school of Mobula rays. Each dive site we visit will give you enough to fine tune your underwater photography skills.

Where Will You Stay?

Before you start your adventure in Galapagos, you will stay two nights in Quito. We do this, so you do not have to stress about catching a connecting flight or have to worry about any issues with your scuba gear getting to the same place as where you are.

 

In Quito, you will stay at City Art Hotel Silberstein, which is from the same owners of the hotel you will stay in on Galapagos. The Hotel is located on a quiet street in the old district of “La Mariscal”, near the “Casa de la Cultura” and the very well-known park “El Ejido.”

 

On Galapagos, you will stay seven nights at Hotel Silberstein in Puerto Ayora on the Island of Santa Cruz. This small family-run hotel is located only a few blocks from the Charles Darwin Station and has 22 rooms with AC and ceiling fans, as well as private bathroom with hot water and shower.

 

The beautiful endemic garden surrounds the pool and relaxation area, and is always filled with native flowers from Galapagos, and leafy trees to shade some of our outdoor patio areas.

 

This eleven-night underwater photography dive trip to Galapagos will undoubtedly become a memory of a lifetime for those who are looking for an exciting, off the beaten track adventure, with some of the best underwater photography options you will find in Galapagos

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USD $4250 p.p.d.o

Including:
Underwater photography workshops

12 dives and free Nitrox
2 full day land tours
Professional and personal photos of your trip

We are standing by to answer any questions you might have about this amazing underwater photography dive trip to Galapagos in 2016 or any other trip we host. We will reply within 24 hours via e-mail.

Rutger Thole

Chief Amazement Officer

What Is Included And What is Not?

  • 2 nights accommodation at City Art Hotel in Quito + breakfast
    YES
  • Quito City tourYES
  • 9 nights in a double room at Hotel Silberstein in Galapagos + breakfast
    YES
  • 6 days of diving with 2 dives per dayYES
  • Free Nitrox for certified divers YES
  • 2 scheduled underwater photography workshops and presentations YES
  • A set of professional and personal photos of your trip YES
  • Daily photo review sessions with the group YES
  • Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station
    YES
  • Water & snacks on the boat
    YES
  • 2 full day land tours
    YES
  • All transfers
    YES
  • Free WIFI
    YES
  • National park fee and Immigration fee ($120)
    NOT
  • Lunch on dive days and dinner
    NOT
  • Equipment rental
    NOT
  • Round trip domestic flights (approximately $500 p.p
    NOT

Package Details

DAY 1 - transfer into Quito, check-in and meet and greet at City Art Hotel

Before we embark to Galapagos we gather in Quito. This will give you time to acclimatize and it will give us time to solve any luggage problems if they occur.

DAY 2 - Private (group) City tour in Quito

Visit the “Mitad del Mundo”, the centre of the world, located about 40 minutes outside of Quito, passing small villages on the way. Here you will find various shopping opportunities for handicrafts, as well as cafeterias and restaurants that offer local and international menus.

 

You have the option of entering the ethnographic museum, which is in the interior of the monument and shows the different ethnicities that Ecuador has to offer. Another option is to visit the Intiñan Museum, where you will be shown various types of experiments that show that you are standing in the middle of the world.

 

Additionally, you will be able to see an exposition of different Ecuadorian indigenous cultures.

 

Departure time: 09H00 – Return: 17H00

DAY 3 - Transfer to Galapagos

After breakfast, your private guide will take you to the airport for the domestic flight to Galapagos. This flight will take approximately 2hrs. In Galapagos, you will be picked up by another private guide who will show you around at the Charles Darwin Research Station before checking in at Hotel Silberstein.

DAY 4 - 2 dives and afternoon workshop

2 dives in the Galapagos National Marine Park. The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before. These will be easy dives so you can prepare your equipment for the dives in the coming days.

The workshop will prepare you for the incredible photo opportunities waiting for you in the Galapagos Marine Park.

 

The first scheduled workshop will be about:

  • Safety
  • Image composition
  • How to set up your lighting
  • Understanding your manual settings

Subjects will differ and depend on individual and group learning objectives.

DAY 5 - 2 dives, presentation and photo review

Practice what you learned after the 1st workshop and shoot amazing pictures on the 2 dives in the Galapagos National Marine Park. The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before.

 

In the afternoon, we will organize an informal get together where we will review and discuss each others pictures. These are great opportunities to learn from other group members.

A presentation will be given on the subjects like:

  • Camera Limitations
  • Night photography
  • The Importance of Diver Buoyancy

Subjects will differ and depend on individual and group learning objectives.

DAY 6 - 2 dives, and photo review

2 dives in the Galapagos National Marine Park. The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before.

In the afternoon, you can join another get together where we review and discuss each others pictures, or you can go out and explore Galapagos’ amazing top side or just relax at the pool.

DAY 7 - 2 dives, and photo review

2 dives in the Galapagos National Marine Park. The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before.

The afternoon is all yours, you can join another photo review session, or you take a bike or a taxi to go out and about to explore local Galapagos. It’s all up to you.

DAY 5 - Non Diving Day Trip to Plazas South

We plan to go to Plazas South which is an uninhabited Island where you can see and photograph the famous Blue Footed Boobies, Frigate birds and the Land Iguanas. The exact location of the de day trips will be confirmed before travel.

DAY 6 - 2 dives and afternoon workshop

2 dives in the Galapagos National Marine Park. The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before.

The content will be adjusted based on individual and group question, but you may expect subjects like:

 

  • Exposure and using your histogram
  • Macro photography
  • Wide-angle photography
  • Post-production
  • Camera maintenance

Subjects will differ and depend on individual and group learning objectives.

DAY 7 - 2 dives, presentation and photo review

Practice what you learned after the 2nd workshop and shoot more amazing pictures than ever before.

In the afternoon, we will organize the second presentation where we will tap in on individual and group questions.

DAY 8 - 2 dives, and photo review

2 dives in the Galapagos National Marine Park. The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before.

 

The afternoon is all yours, you can join another photo review session and learn from hands-on tips and tricks from Janice, or you can take your camera to one of the beaches to shoot some epic landscape pictures.

DAY 10 - 2 dives, and photo review

2 dives in the Galapagos National Marine Park. The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before.

The afternoon is all yours, you can join another photo review session and learn from hands-on tips and tricks from Janice, or you can take your camera to one of the beaches to shoot some epic landscape pictures.

DAY 11 - Non Diving Day Trip to Bartolome and end party

We plan to go to Bartolome, which is also an uninhabited Island where you can see and photograph the volcanic landscape, Penguins and Sea Lions. The exact location of the de day trips will be confirmed before travel.

DAY 12 - Check out and transfer back to the airport

Check out and the transfer to the airport will be around 12:00.

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