Divequest's New Underwater Photography Trips to Indonesia
For divers interested in underwater photography, Divequest has planned two incredible new Indonesian trips that are tailored-made for shutterbugs. Both trips offer unparalleled opportunities to not only shoot some of the most photogenic dive spots on the planet, but also learn tricks of the trade from two world-class photographers.
Damsels and Dragons with Mustard
Dates: Sunday, September 18th to Saturday, October 1st 2011
This trip features a 12-night cruise to Komodo and Rinca aboard the liveaboard Indo Siren. The cruise will be led by world-famous photographer and marine biologist, Dr. Alex Mustard. The trip has been specifically planned for the benefit of underwater photographers, and guests will get to visit dive sites not available on standard Komodo cruises. The cruise is also longer than standard charters, so guests will have time to reap the photographic benefits. The plan is to find sites that are really hot, and then stay there and dive them repeatedly. With such a richness of subjects, one dive is never enough on the best sites in Komodo. The trip is also timed for the dark phase of the moon, which many critter-lovers believe always leads to the richest sightings.
Underwater photographer and marine biologist, Dr Alex Mustard will lead this trip, drawing on his extensive experience across Indonesia. There will be no formal photographic teaching during the trip, but Alex will always be on hand to give informal advice on underwater photography techniques and information on the marine life.
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The Raja Ampat Photoquest
Dates: Friday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 18th 2012
The Raja Ampat Photoquest will take guests to the world-renowned Misool Eco Resort in the Raja Ampat Islands, where professional photographer Martin Edge and his wife Sylvia will provide hands-on tutorials and presentations for guests looking to enhance their photo skills. The Photoquest isn’t about how much you know about photography, how much equipment you use or even how much experience you have. It’s about shooting wonderful images, achieving your potential and, ultimately, having fun. Being amongst a group of like-minded friends who are also eager to improve their photography is a huge advantage over taking a trip with the general diving public.
Martin and Sylvia have worked with Divequest from its inception and have many years of experience developing the most stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable trips. Your photography skills will be propelled towards that ultimate, perfect underwater image. Martin is a great underwater photographer, for sure, but what really drives him and stimulates his interest more than anything else is teaching others. Little wonder that Martin’s students refer to him as their “guru!”
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Photos by Alex Mustard and Martin Edge