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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 2022 photo weeks: June 4th - June 11th, September 3rd - September 10th, November 5th - November 12th

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.

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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.

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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 post production, 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.

Our underwater photography week will be taught using your own camera set up, or your choice of either one of the current SeaLife Camera set ups. We have designed various course options for everyone needs.

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Beginners Course

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 (find out if your phone is compatible) 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. Price for this course is US$250

Day 1: Classroom orientation and talking about camera equipment and preparation followed by a buoyancy dive on the Anse Chastanet Reef.

Day 2: Two morning dives on our beautiful reef in the Soufriere Marine Reserve. This is followed by an afternoon theory session.

Intermediate Course

For those looking for more of a challenge or looking to become a more advanced underwater photographer/videographer, we would teach 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. Price for this course is US$350.

Day 1: Classroom orientation and talking about camera equipment and preparation followed by a buoyancy dive on the Anse Chastanet Reef.

Day 2: Two morning dives on our beautiful reef in the Soufriere Marine Reserve. This is followed by an afternoon theory session off.

Day 3: Two morning dives on our beautiful reef in the Soufriere Marine Reserve. This is followed by an afternoon theory session off.

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Advanced Course

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. Price for this course is US$600.

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 theory session, critiquing photos and talking about next day’s challenge. We will be doing one night dive on Day 2 or Day 4.

For a more details contact us at scuba@ansechastanet.com. The rental fee for the unit is included in your Underwater Photography week package.

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A one week stay on basis of the Underwater Photography week in 2022 starts at US 2659 per person in a double occupancy room.

2022 Underwater Photography Week Rates

TRAVEL JAN 4 - April 15, 2022

 

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

Triple Occupancy

Beginner

3449

2919

5389

Intermediate

3549

3019

5489

Advanced

3799

3269

5739

TRAVEL APRIL 16 - MAY 31, 2022

 

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

Triple Occupancy

Beginner

2979

2599

4409

Intermediate

3079

2699

4509

Advanced

3329

2949

4759

 TRAVEL JUNE 1 - OCT 31, 2022

 

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

Triple Occupancy

Beginner

2659

2389

3959

Intermediate

2759

2489

4059

Advanced

3009

2739

4309

TRAVEL NOV 1- Dec 19, 2022

 

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

Triple Occupancy

Beginner

2979

2599

4409

Intermediate

3079

2699

4509

Advanced

3329

2949

4759

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.