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Underwater Photography weeks at Anse Chastanet and Scuba St Lucia

Underwater Life

Saint Lucia’s Anse Chastanet Resort together with their PADI 5 STAR scuba operation Scuba St. Lucia and in collaboration with SeaLife Cameras will be hosting specialty weeks dedicated to underwater photography.

Our 2021 photo weeks: Aug 07 – Aug 14, Sept 04 – Sept 11, Oct 02 – Oct 09, Nov 13 – Nov 20

Divers will be able to fine tune their photography skills with a series of seminars and dives in one of the most protected sites in the Caribbean.

Squid

Anse Chastanet boasts designated marine reserves protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish, vibrant corals and stunning macro life.

Whether you are a new photographer with a point and shoot camera, or the owner of a complete DSLR system, the week will provide you with hands on training in areas such as ambient light use, model photography, macro photography, animal portraits and general compositions.

Days will be filled with two morning dives (except on the first day) in and around St Lucia’s pristine marine reserves, including dive sites such as the Pinnacles, Superman’s Flight and various sites nestled between the two world heritage Pitons. In the afternoon, seminars will be held to review the photographs taken in the morning, work on editing and discuss the next day’s underwater challenge.

Camera Pitons

Throughout the week you will collect images from which you can submit one photo in each of the predetermined categories in our photography week photo competition! Prizes will be awarded at the end of the week in our closing ceremony celebration.

During the week seminars will be conducted by our experienced dive staff and supervised by our resident photographer, Bernd Rac. Bernd started with underwater photography and videography at UNEXSO in Freeport Bahamas in 1993 and has been taking photos and videos ever since.

He began working in 1996 at Scuba St. Lucia, which is owned and operated by the Anse Chastanet Resort, as underwater photo/video professional. Bernd won the Rodales Resort pro Photographer competition in 1998 and then expanded his knowledge in photography and videography including postproduction, wedding photography, food photography, product photography and many more areas. On your dives, you will be closely supervised underwater by Bernd and other underwater photo pros on the Scuba St. Lucia staff.

Sealife DC2000

Our underwater photography weeks will be taught using your own camera set up or your choice of one of the current SeaLife Camera set ups.

If you are a beginner or just want to learn the basics of taking underwater images and video clips, we can teach you that with either the Sport Diver phone housing (iPhone and Android) or the SeaLife Remaster 4k Camera. Each option is simple to use, and you will learn tips and tricks to deliver results you can be proud of.

For those looking for more of a challenge or looking to become a more advanced underwater photographer/videographer, we would teach the week with the SeaLife Micro 3 camera or the Sport Diver phone housing. With both set ups, we have the ability to fine tune our photos or videos through the cameras ability to override automatic settings.

For the more advanced photographer, the one who likes a challenge and wants more in depth insight into all the aspects of photography and videography, we would be teach the week with the SeaLife DC2000. With this camera set up we can dive into the F-Stops, shutter speeds and other manual settings to make changes as we see fit in search of getting that awe inspiring image.

For a more detail on the course outline contact us at scuba@ansechastanet.com

Day 1: Classroom orientation and talking about camera equipment and preparation followed by a buoyancy dive on the Anse Chastanet Reef.
Day 2 – Day 5: Two morning dives on our beautiful reef in the Soufriere Marine Reserve. This will be followed by an afternoon session off, critiquing photos and talking about next day’s challenge. We will be doing one night dive on Day 2 or Day 4.
Day 5: Two morning dives one to our wrecks and one of the reefs towards the north of island, followed by a final afternoon Session.

The rental fee for unit is included in your Underwater photography week package.

Anse Chastanet Aerial Shot

A one week stay on basis of the Underwater Photography week starts at US 2899 per person in a double occupancy room. A non-diving partner pays US 2259 per person per week in a double occupancy room.

To book, email us via ansechastanet@ansechastanet.com or call +1-800-223-1108 and refer to our Underwater Photography weeks.

The Underwater Photography week special package includes: Underwater Photography course and 7 nts run of house accommodation, airport transfers, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, all tax/service, welcome drink and culinary amenity on arrival, 12 beach or boat dives incl of tank, weights, belt, mask, snorkel, fins ( other equipment at a charge if needed, marine park fee to be paid locally ) comp non motorized watersports

A marine park fee of US 15 is to be paid locally. The package is available to certified divers. Please bring your certification cards with you.

As you are aware certain medical conditions prevent you from diving. If you have any concerns, please address them prior to travel with your diving physician or contact our scuba shop at scuba@ansechastanet.com - we recumbent that you study our pre -arrival scuba information which can be found at Diving With Scuba St Lucia - PDF

This is our most favorably priced dive package. Run of House accommodation means that no specific room category is confirmed or guaranteed to you. The assignment of a room will happen at check in and could be any of the 4 hotel categories. In most cases a superior room will be assigned.