Paul Duxfield

Escorted Photography Holidays

Duxy has been the Scuba Travel in house photo pro since 2012, running regular workshops in some of our favourite photo destinations around the world. His popular holidays are suitable for all levels and beginners are welcomed warmly on board. Many people are using compact or mirrorless cameras - you don’t need anything more than a basic camera set up to get going. Start your journey with Duxy and in no time you will be be taking better pictures… he can even help you get to grips with photo editing.

Paul (Duxy) Duxfield

Duxy is a familiar face for many Scuba Travel customers, as our Photography Travel Specialist Duxy is a regular fixture on our dive holidays with a friendly smile and ready to share his passion for underwater photography. He's on hand for one to one tuition, to sort out camera rental hire and give you a chance to try out kit underwater before you buy. His popular photo trips are suitable for all levels and when you join there will be chances to explore all aspects of photography, and not just underwater!

Like so many of the Scuba Travel team, Duxy started his love affair with diving as a dive guide and videographer. Having worked for five years in Sharm el Sheikh, Duxy returned to the UK and has worked for both Cameras Underwater and Ocean Leisure Cameras. From here he started to really make his mark on the world of underwater photography, writing a popular column in DIVE and Sport Diver magazines, helping divers who were just starting to get to grips with underwater photography. Today Duxy is well known for his honest and fuss free advice to help divers get the most out of their kit. He presents ever popular and often lively talks at both the London and Birmingham Dive Shows and many UK dive clubs have enjoyed Duxy's club night presentations. And for the past 3 years Duxy has brought his travels full circle, hosting photography workshops back in the Red Sea but also in diverse locations such as the Maldives and Indonesia.

As Scuba Travel's Photo Travel Specialist Duxy will be not only be found on board our award winning holidays or escorting specialist photography trips throughout the year. He will also be at your disposal from the very beginning of your enquiry right the way through to the editing suite back home. Start your journey with his unbiased and experience led advice on all the latest underwater photography kit, and how best to use it, right through to post processing (photo editing is a particular speciality of his)... he can even offer guidance on what sort of dive gear to buy to minimise your baggage requirements. So if you have any questions for him or want to find about future trips, don't hesitate and get in touch -

Great itinerary - Open Deck was fantastic - Lynne and I had the barge to ourselves on one dive - how cool is that? Duxy's advice was invaluable but not forced. - Chris

Dates: 04 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017

Whirlwind | Duxys Winter Warmer

Duxy Says...This is going to be a great trip to pin down those skills necessary to allow your underwater photography to progress. Maybe you've just got some new kit, and you want to iron out the wrinkles, or you've always wanted to master wide angle strobe positioning. A trip like this gives us enormous freedom to try out things repeatedly, and this is the best way to ensure that the learning sticks, and with every little milestone your confidence will grow, exponentially! MORE

Dates: 13 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Whirlwind | Red Sea Relaxed

Duxy Says...A very rewarding, but more relaxing and slower paced alternative to the more usual wrecks and reefs itinerary. With the same amount of dives available but at fewer locations, allowing you to see the best sites at different times of the day, this works brilliantly for photographers but is also proving to be a big hit with people that prefer to take things easier and with less rushing about. MORE

Dates: 10 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017

Mistral | Red Sea Photography

Duxy Says...This is a great course for anyone interested in underwater photography (or if you are just not feeling confident about using your camera!). Duxy will cover the basic principles to get you up and running in no time, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced shooters. We pick this time in mid summer as there will be no shortage of great subject matter to shoot, from impressive wrecks to huge schools of fish MORE

Red Sea Relaxed

Not all dive holidays are restful! That's why we created the Red Sea Relaxed itinerary, a very rewarding, but more relaxing alternative to the more usual scuba diving itinerary. Do as much or as little as you like! Enjoy a mix of on board activitie... MORE

Duxys Winter Warmer

Are you looking to shake off those winter blues? Then why not come along with Duxy on his Winter Warmer getaway to the Red Sea for some much needed winter underwater photography! This is a dedicated a photo itinerary in the Northern Red Sea and we h... MORE

Red Sea Photography

From small pocket sized compact cameras to huge SLR rigs with multiple strobes, divers have never invested more time or money into taking underwater photographs. Yet, do you go home disappointed when your images fail to convey the beauty of your Red ... MORE

Caymans Photo workshop

Goals of the trip Join Scuba Travel's in house photo pro Duxy on a dedicated photo workshop to Grand Cayman. Superb wall dives and the famous Kittiwake wreck and Sting Ray city await! This trip is all about getting the best images possib... MORE