Are you a budding photographer? Want somewhere extra special for your 2012 diving holiday? Well it is hard to beat North Sulawesi, widely recognised by underwater photographers as THE place to take your camera. So what is it that makes this such a special destination for photographers?
1. Variety of diving – Lembeh is the undisputed critter capital of the diving world. The black sands, crazy macro life and calm sees make Lembeh a must see stop off. Get your macro lens working in overdrive in shallow waters. But that is not all there is on offer here. Move over to the Bunaken national park and swap to your wide angle for some classic wall shots as you drift along in endlessly good viz. You can easily combine both trips in one single holiday for the ultimate exploration.
2. Rare and unusual species – The list of unusual sightings in Sulawesi seems never ending. You can find seahorses and nudibranchs are in abundance. Then there are the Inimicus devilfish, dwarf lionfish, scorpionfish, pufferfish, mimic octopus, pegasus sea moths, frogfish, ribbon eels and flying gunnards. And this is just the tip of the critter iceberg! On the wall dives turtles, eagle rays and napoleons are all common.
3. Dedicated photo workshops – don’t want to go to Indonesia and be disappointed with your pics? Then why not brush up your camera skills with our dedicated photography trips? Paul Duxy Duxfield of the brilliant Ocean Leisure Cameras team will be leading a trip to both Bunaken and Lembeh in September 2012. There will be 1:1 sessions, presentations and workshops along with a host of world class dives, all planned to help you get more out of your time. And of course, a lot of laughs along the way too!
Small dive groups – there is nothing worse than fighting with a camera in a crowd underwater. All of our resorts in North Sulawesi operate a strict policy, keeping dive groups often to no more than 4 divers per guide. So you can enjoy more time and space underwater as well as benefiting from the eagle eyes of your dive guide.
On site camera facilities – Eco Divers operate the Digital Centre at both of their locations. Here you can find kit to rent, computers to download, courses… well just about everything photo related! The dive boats all are camera friendly, with enough space to set up and store safely as well as rinse tanks.