Underwater Photography Dive Trip to Raja Ampat | $2.999 p.p

Join and learn how to become a better underwater photographer in 10 days

U/W Photography in Raja Ampat

Become a better underwater photographer in the most bio-diverse marine region in the world.

Sept. 3rd - Spet. 13th 2017

Follow u/w photographer Janice Carter to the marine park of Raja Ampat and the Dampier Strait.

Kri Eco Resort

Kri Eco resort delivers a truly “close to nature” and “naturally relaxing” feel in Raja Ampat.

Join our Underwater Photography Dive Trip to Raja Ampat

Do you want to become a better underwater photographer and do you want to learn how to make fantastic underwater photos from Mantas at cleaning stations? Or do you want to learn how to make the perfect picture of colorful and healthy coral reefs filled with (macro) marine life with fellow underwater photographers? Then this underwater photography dive trip to Raja Ampat (the most biodiverse region in the world) is 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.

 

Follow underwater photography workshops in Raja Ampat in September 2017

Featured underwater photographer Janice Carter will be your host during these 10 days, and she is dedicated to making you a better underwater photographer within a 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.

25 Scheduled dives over 9 days + 1 full day excursion

One of the favorite dives, Cape Kri is Sordio Bay’s house reef and less than 3 minute by boat from Kri Eco Resort. This is the dive site that put Raja Ampat on the map when Dr Gerry Allen smashed his record for total number of fish species on a single tank dive: 374 different species!

 

At the Northeast point of Kri island the currents sweep into a channel between Kri and the small island of Koh. At this point beneath waters churning in the current, huge schools of Big-eye trevallies, Barracudas and Snappers can be seen hanging over the drop-off.

 

At the base of the reef at 38 meters an ancient snagged anchor rests next to a bommie with a dense school of Banded sweetlips. A large shallow coral garden crowns the reef top with blacktip reef sharks patrolling amongst the overlapping maze of hard corals with feeding hawksbill turtles.

 

If the many reefs are not enough this area also boasts some of the best manta diving in the world! There are two main manta sites just half an hour away. One, Manta Sandy, is a cleaning station where up to 10 mantas can be seen vying for a position above the two rocks where wrasses clean these giants

Where Will You Stay?

You will stay 10 nights in a Superior water cottage located along the beach, perched above the water. The Superior cottages offer sandy beach with direct access to the ocean via a natural staircase.

 

The superior water cottage is equipped with:

  • Shared bathrooms ( 4 guests max.) with western toilet and warm shower
  • Electric fan (24/7)
  • Western style bed & mattress
  • Mosquito nets
  • 24h electricity
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Soap, tissues and fresh towels
  • Camera table with several sockets
  • Free Wi-fi (250 MB per week)
  • Free Laundry service
  • Free Kayak Rental (unguided)

Contact us if you would like to upgrade to a Deluxe Water Cottage

 

The resort is made of locally sourced and low-impact materials shaped and equipped to sustain the excesses of natural forces typical of the coastal area and tropical climate; styled very much in accordance with the local tradition of architecture. The setting allows incredible views of sunrise and sunset and gentle breezes in the evening.

 

A total of 13 cottages boasts of their no-frills minimal design which facilitates one’s appreciation of nature. The use of local Papuan materials lends a truly special charm. Free Wi-fi access is available, and all cottages are equipped with electric fans for those still nights when a breeze is not strong enough.

View The Photos

USD $2999 p.p.d.o

Including:
Underwater photography workshops

3 boat dives + 1 additional dusk/night dive p.d
Unlimited unguided jetty dives
Complimentary Nitrox
1 complimentary full day excursion
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

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What Is Included And What is Not?

  • 10N in a Superior Water Cottage Double Room (Upgrade to Deluxe available)
    YES
  • Full board (all meals, snacks, free drinking water, tea , coffee)
    YES
  • All scheduled island transfers
    YES
  • 3 guided boat dives + 1 additional dusk/night dive per day (except: Friday evening and Saturday daytime).
    YES
  • Unlimited unguided jetty dives any day of the week
    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
  • 1 complimentary full day excursion
    YES
  • Complimentary Nitrox for certified divers
    YES
  • Complimentary laundry service
    YES
  • Complimentary bathroom amenities
    YES
  • Complimentary use of kayak
    YES
  • Rental scuba gear (full kit per week €215)
    NOT
  • Soft- and alcoholic drinks
    NOT
  • Marine park fee (1.000.000,-IDR p/p)
    NOT
  • Round trip domestic flights
    NOT

Package Details

DAY 1 - (Sunday) Transfer Kri Eco Resort + Check in

Scheduled transfer service is included between Sorong airport and the resort.

Guests would fly into Jakarta or Ujung Pandang (Makassar, Sulawesi can get a domestic flight to Sorong (SOQ- Domine Edward Osok airport)

DAY 2 - (Monday) 4 dives and afternoon workshop

3 guided boat dives + 1 additional dusk/night dive. 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 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 3 - (Thuesday) 4 dives, presentation and photo review

Practice what you learned after the 1st workshop and shoot amazing pictures on the 3 guided boat dives + 1 additional dusk/night dive. 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 4 - (Wednesday) 4 dives, and photo review

3 guided boat dives + 1 additional dusk/night dive. 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 the Islands’ amazing top side or just relax.

DAY 5 - (Thursday) 3 dives, and photo review

3 guided boat dives. (No night dive today) 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 kayak to explore the mangroves or you go for an unguided jetty dive. It’s all up to you.

DAY 6 - (Friday) Non Diving Day - Full day excursion

To be confirmed

DAY 7 - (Saterday) 4 dives and afternoon workshop

For those who stay with us for 7N, this is check out day. For those who stay 10 nights, there are 3 guided boat dives scheduled+ 1 additional dusk/night dive. The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before.

The content of the workshop 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 8 - (Sunday) 4 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 9 - (Monday) 4 dives, and photo review and end party

3 guided boat dives + 1 additional dusk/night dive. 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 9 - (Thuesday) 2 dives, and photo review and end party

2 guided boat dives . The exact dive sites will be determined 24hrs before.

DAY 10 - (Wednesday) Check out and transfer back to the airport

Check out and the transfer to the airport.

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