Introducing a New Concept in Group Dive Trips

Create A Dive Trip With A Photo Pro (For dive shops and trip organizers)

DIve Trip With a Photo ProYou create the dive trip for your photographers to your standards

  • You chose the destination
  • You chose the time
  • You chose the participants
  • Sandy provides the photo course and support

For all experience levels from "I got this compact camera last week" through very good SLR shooters

Evening presentations highlight specific skills and techniques followed by:

  • Practicing those techniques during the following morning's dives
  • Reviewing results during lunch
  • Fine tuning results during afternoon dives
  • Group review of photos from that day highlighting good results or difficulties to help participants find solutions

Costs pre-calculated and included in trip cost. The cost per person remains low while the value per person is high

Focus is customized to the brands and types of equipment participants have Equipment recommendations based upon what the shop sells and has available creating shop sales and product support

The week is structured following this general format:

  1. A presentation early in the evening (usually before dinner so that people can concentrate, but during "cocktail hour" so everyone is relaxed).
  2. Morning dives concentrate on the subject of the previous night's presentation.
  3. At lunch, they look at the photos that were shot in the morning, either on camera or on computers.
  4. People use noon-time feedback to fine-tune their afternoon shooting.
  5. At the end of the day, people download photos and bring Sandy a thumb drive with examples that they want to show or talk about.
  6. At the beginning of each evening's presentation sample photos shot during the day are reviewed so that everyone (as a group) can see and learn from each others' work.
  7. The presentation for the next day's shooting follows.

No identify as to who shot which sample photo is given, to encourage people to contribute photos for the discussions; that way there is a nice mix of great shots and ones for which the shooter had problems or questions.

Sandy is in the water whenever participants are, to provide coaching. They also know that whenever they see him, whether on the boat, on the dock, in the hotel lobby, in the bar or wherever, he is always available to them.

Prior to the trip, Sandy downloads the camera manuals for all the cameras that are being shot during the trip so he is conversant with every camera being used.

During the trip, Sandy always presents the brands of camera equipment that your shop sells as being available for equipment selections.

We handle cost by estimating what it will cost Sandy to go (plus a small profit) and divide that cost among the participants. It is added into the cost of the trip and so becomes "painless" for the participants.

You can use marketing of the trip to encourage divers to begin shooting (and thus sell them cameras and photo gear without needing to stock it not knowing whether you can sell it or not).

This is a trip that will set you apart from the other shops in your area as well as creating another dive trip opportunity for your divers.

Week end shop courses and presentations can also be arranged.

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Lembeh Indonesia

Indonesia: Dive into Lembeh

20% discount!*

$1264 pddo

Travel window: 1 July-31 July 2019

Price includes: 7 nights accommodations, round trip airport transfers, 3 meals daily, 6-3 tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving during shop hours (10am-6pm), Nitrox, tanks and weights. Book by 31 May 2019. *Already calculated in price.

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Catalonia Resort

Riviera Maya: Catalonia Resort

Whale Sharks!

$1445 pddo

Travel window: 1 June-31 August 2019

Price includes: 7 nights accomm., round trip airport transfers, tax, all meals and beverages, 3-2 tank reef boat dives, 1-2 tank cenote dive, tanks, weights and whale shark excursion. Book by 30 May 2019.

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Scuba Club - Cozumel

Cozumel: Scuba Club

Summer Fun!

$555 pddo

Travel window: 1 June - 31 July 2019

Price includes: 5 nights accommodations, breakfast and lunch daily, 4-2 tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving, tanks and weights.

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Sunbreeze Hotel - Belize

Curacao: Sunscapes

Dive Festival 2019

$1333 pddo

Travel window: 29 September-5 October 2019

Price includes: 7 nights accommodations, room & sales tax, round trip airport transfers, all meals & beverages, 5-2 tank morning boat dives, 6 days unlimited shore diving, 1 Coral Restoration foundation Curacao Nursery afternoon dive, tanks weights and choice of 1) 1 special trip upgrade (mushroom forest or Klein Curacao) or 2) free Nitrox during boat dives.

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Fort Young Dominica - Roatan

Dominica: Fort Young

Free night & room upgrade!*

$958 pddo

Travel window: now-30 November 2019

Price includes: 5 nights accommodations, tax, round trip airport transfers, breakfast daily, Marine Park fees, 3-2 tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving, Nitrox, tanks and weights. *Already calculated in price; room upgrade based on availability; book by 31 August 2019

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Sunset House - Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman: Sunset House

Sizzling Summer Special! 1/2 price diving!!

$1405 pddo

Travel window: July-October 2019

Price includes: 7 nights accommodations, all taxes & service charges, round trip airport transfers, welcome drink & gift, breakfast daily, 6-2 tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving, tanks and weights

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All West Apartments - Curacao

Curacao: Lions Dive

Dive Festival 2019

$1117 pddo

Travel window: 29 September-5 October 2019

Price includes: 7 nights accommodations, room & sales tax, round trip airport transfers, 5-2 tank morning boat dives, 6 days unlimited shore diving, 1 Coral Restoration foundation Curacao Nursery afternoon dive, tanks weights and choice of 1) 1 special trip upgrade (mushroom forest or Klein Curacao) or 2) free Nitrox during boat dives.

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