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Ambon Photo Fun Week 2016

Camera RoomWe are proud to announce our second Ambon Photo Fun Week at the wonderful Maluku Divers Resort in Ambon, Indonesia!

Drawing on the success of our Ambon photo event this past March, we are continuing our series of “Underwater Photography Workshops with the Underwater Tribe” in March of 2016.  Join us 15 – 22 March 2016 at Maluku Divers Resort, located at the heart of Ambon, just minutes away from the top critter dives in eastern Indonesia.  Long known as “Critters Without Crowds”, Ambon is one of the top areas in Indonesia for serious photographers.

As with any Underwater Tribe Photo Workshop, we will have professional photography instructors on location who will join the students in the water with slates in hand in order to give “one to one” instruction underwater.  Our package consists of 7 nights and 18 dives during the best time of year for diving the area.  A typical day will consist of two morning dives followed by lunch, an afternoon talk, a third dive in the afternoon, and then our “open table” critiquing sessions where the instructors will make themselves available for one to one critiquing as well as answer any questions that participants may have.  After dinner, the instructors will continue with another presentation and discuss plans for the following days’ schedule.  Evening mandarinfish dives or night dives are also available for those who are interested but this needs to be discussed with the on-site resort managers as we won’t preplan any night dives.

ambon2016 (6 of 6)Although macro and critter photography are the highlights of diving in Ambon, there are also wide-angle photography opportunities available and we will be discussing several wide-angle photography techniques during the week, but the main focus will be on critter photography.  Topics that will be discussed include:  “The Basics of Lighting”, “Pursuing Portraits”, “Close Focus Wide Angle”, “Black and Blue Macro Backgrounds”, “Composition” as well as the effective use of Lightroom as well as other subjects as time provides.  Students will all receive PDF copies of all of the presentations to take home.

Our philosophy for Photo Workshops is that keeping the groups small works best, this allows everyone to enjoy the optimal amount of time with the instructors both underwater and on land, therefore, we will have a maximum of 12 participants for this workshop along with two instructors.  Please email us for the price for the “Underwater Tribe/Maluku Divers Photo Workshop 2016”  based on twin occupancy in a bungalow and includes airport transfers, 18 dives, and 7 nights with all meals, drinking water, and snacks on the boat.  We strongly recommend that participants arrive on the Garuda or Lion Air flights that land in Ambon at approximately 7am on the 15th of March via Jakarta in order to settle in and start diving.

Please send us an email at for further information about this workshop, we are positive it will be a great success!

ambon2016 (5 of 6)Summarized:

Maluku Divers 7 nights/18 day dives
15-22 March 2016
Email for price based on twin/double share

Arrival and Departure from Ambon, Indonesia

Recommended to arrive in Ambon 7am on 15 March
Departure on 22nd March in the morning

Pricing Includes:

7 nights and 18 day dives in twin or double occupancy
3 meals per day
Drinking water, boat snacks, brewed coffee and tea
Boat towels, 12 L/80 CF tanks
Photo Workshop Notes in digital format
Diving with Photo Instructors
Transfers from and to Ambon airport

Pricing Does Not Include:

Night dives or additional dives
Domestic or  International Flights
Nitrox or larger tanks
Canned drinks, alcohol, fresh juices, espresso machine
Rental dive gear
Rental camera gear
Indonesian Entry visas or Airport Taxes
Park Fees (If any)
Excess Baggage Fees
Any hotels or transfers prior to arriving in Ambon

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