Red Sea Photography | Red Sea Diving Holidays

Red Sea Photography - Red Sea

  • Water temp 19 - 28 C
  • Air Temp 19 - 35 C
  • Visibility 15 - 25m
  • Good for... Dedicated photo itinerary brings home real results
  • Suitable for beginners All levels of certified diver - with good buoyancy control
  • Highlights This is a great course for anyone interested in underwater photography (or if you are just not feeling confident about using your camera!). Mario will cover the basic principles to get you up and running in no time, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced shooters. Let Mario demystify the techniques needed to enable you to take home some great shots. We pick this time in June as there will be no shortage of great subject matter to shoot, from impressive wrecks to huge schools of fish

About 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 Sea holiday? Are you plagued by washed out blue pics of fish tails? Still unsure if you really need a strobe... or how many? Then this is the itinerary for you.

Scuba Travel's photography specialist Mario is to hand to make your journey easier than ever with complete photographic support, from the moment you make your first enquiry to editing and landing back home. Your home for the week is one of Scuba Travel's luxurious Red Sea liveaboards. in the company of like minded divers. This is a relaxed and fun way of taking underwater photography to the next level. Where possible, the boat will run an open dive deck so you can really maximise your in water time!

Goals of the trip

The Red Sea Photography itinerary with Mario will take your underwater photography to the next step. Our photo itineraries are not about flashy kit or spending a small fortune to get great results... No matter if you are a complete beginner with a camera, or more experienced photographer that wants to hone a particular skill, Mario will make developing your photography fun! Armed with his hints, tips and help, you too can take photos that sparkle. There will be daily presentations, opportunities for 1:1 sessions and even assistance with photo editing (Lightroom & Photoshop).

Diving Highlights

The Northern Red Sea is one of the best photo destinations with undeniably vibrant reefs, a wide range of macro subjects and outstanding wide angle opportunities. Discover the schooling snapper, barracuda and bat fish at Yolanda's drop off. Dive the luscious coral gardens of Jackson or Thomas in Tiran. Multiple dives on sites really makes a difference. Hunt out some of those rarer sightings (did you know there is an ornate ghost pipe fish at Jackson?). Massive morays, stone fish, cardinals, nudibranch... Gubal, the Ulysses, Kingston wreck.. These are just some of the excellent sites for photographers. Then there are the wrecks too. The Thistlegorm, Giannis D and Carnatic are endlessly photogenic. Just jump in and enjoy. Our trips are scheduled for the maximum variety of subjects and when the conditions are optimum with long days and lots of light. The warm water and great viz just make the photography all the more satisfying. Careful attention is paid to the selection and timing of dive sites so you can really conquer specific aspects of your photography.


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Flexible itineraries
One of the big advantages of joining a dedicated photo itinerary is the flexibility! Our on board pros will usually opt to focus on an area for multiple dives. Depending on how the shots are going and how much divers are enjoying a site, you will have the chance to repeat dive sites - shoot the same subject in different light or go back in and try again those shots that were not quite picture perfect. You might not cover as many dive sites in a week but the chance to repeat sites means you can really hone shots you are proud of.

As individual trips can vary on their focus, please speak to your travel consultant for more specific info about the proposed highlights.

The Northern Photo trips broadly follow the Wrecks & Reefs itinerary, starting in Hurghada and covering Ras Mohammed, Tiran, Ab Nuhas, Gubal and everything in between. The Alternatives, Jackson and Shark And Yolanda are exceptionally good dives for photographers and many trips spend several days here. Some trips may not cross over to Abu Nuhas so if you are really interested in wreck photography (eg. Carnatic) do consider joining our dedicated Get Wrecked Photo itinerary.

Are you part of a group that loves photography? Why not speak to Caroline about taking a full charter. We can custom build your photo itinerary and bring one of our pros on board to assist.

All liveaboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions and changes in local Government approval. Whilst our boat operators make every effort, we cannot guarantee diving at specific sites. In adverse weather conditions, the guides and captain of the boat will have the final decision about which dive sites to visit to ensure that the safety of guests, staff and boats is not compromised in any way.