Saturday, September 23RD

Arrival day! Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel, Check-in at the Hotel and the Dive Shop (personal locker)
After dinner a get together to introduce everyone followed by:

  • THE SIX QUICK TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PICS
  • CARING FOR THE CAMERA AND BEING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WITH THE CAMERA.

Our hosts will also be helping anyone set up their camera gear that wishes to do so.

 

Sunday, September 24th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives (Participants will be sorting out both dive equipment and camera equipment. Once sorted out start of shooting (remember the six quick tips from Saturday evening)
  • Lunch
  • Single tank afternoon dive or Pool Session
  • Cocktail Talk
  • Dinner
  • DSLR & Point-and-Shoot Seminars
 

Monday, September 25th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives
  • Lunch
  • Single tank afternoon dive (optional) or Pool Session
  • Cocktail Talk
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner Talk
 

Tuesday, September 26th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives
  • Lunch
  • Single tank afternoon dive (optional) or Pool Session
  • Cocktail Talk
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner Talk

 

Wednesday, September 27th

  • Breakfast
  • One single morning tank dive
  • Lunch
  • Cocktail Talk
  • Twilight Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Dinner 

 

Thursday, September 28th

  • Breakfast
  • Three tank dive trip
  • Lunch on Boat / Island
  • Cocktail Talk
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner Talk
  • Last chance to submit photos for the contest!

 

Friday, September 29th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives (Only for those participants who fly on Saturday in the afternoon)
  • Lunch
  • Excursion through the island enjoying some land photography
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Dinner
  • Photo contest Award Ceremony
  • Farewell Pirate Party

 

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 30TH

  • Breakfast
  • Check-out Hotel & Dive Shop
  • Transfer to the Airport

 

*What themes are covered in the seminars?

DSLR Seminar

  • How to get the best shots?
  • A basic overview of macro and wide angle
  • Caring for your camera
  • Manual settings:
  • Use of Aperture
  • Use of Shutter Speed
  • Use of ISO
  • In-depth macro
  • In-depth wide angle
  • Lighting
  • Ambient light
  • Using Strobes
  • Shooting in different Environments;
  • Shoot at Night
  • Shoot in Caves/Caverns
  • Shoot inside/outside of Wrecks
  • Shoot marine Marine Mammals, etc.
  • Getting Creative

 

P&S (Compact Digital Cameras) Seminar

  • Point and shoot your way to great Photographs
  • Why don’t we just all shoot in automatic?
  • Possible adjustments for P&S cameras
  • Shooting with ambient light
  • Shooting light
  • Adjusting light
  • F-Stop
  • ISO
  • Manual White Balance
  • Add a strobe/flash
  • Water density vs. light penetration
  • Strobe positioning
  • One or two strobes
  • TTL/manual power adjustment
  • Backscatter
  • Wide Angle
  • P & S vs SLR for wide angle
  • P & S adjustments to compensate for P&S processor
  • Close focus wide angle (CFWA)
  • Close Up/Macro & Shooting at Night
  • Physically close vs. zooming in strobe power vs. camera adjustment

*Themes are not final and can change at any time