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Photography Holidays

Escorted Photography Holidays

The world of underwater photography never stays still. Technologies evolve, new destinations make a name for themselves and the exciting encounters come in thick and fast. We organise workshops for all experience levels and budgets put you and your camera in front of the action. Our divers have gone on to win awards and competitions all over the globe! Scuba Travel are privileged to work with award winning photographers across the board. Sail away with Alex Mustard, Martin Edge, Martyn Guess and Mario Vitalini and take your photos to a whole new level.

Escorted Photography Holidays

Underwater photography is a journey. There is a holiday for everyone. Alex Mustard and Martin Edge are the UK’s leading lights and their books our bibles! These trips are best suited to experienced shooters or those looking to hone advanced techniques. Martyn Guess runs workshops for those who are fairly confident that the have the basics covered, but want to focus on intermediate techniques and lighting. Mario Vitalini is your go to man if taking a camera underwater is new for you or if you’ve been diving with a camera for a while, but are frustrated with the results. No matter whose workshop you pick, these are experienced teachers, who are are well known for their quality tuition as they are the relaxing, fun atmosphere on the trip.

Scuba Travel have worked hard for a over a decade to earn our reputation for photography holidays and workshops. This isn’t by chance. We’re divers just like you - and for many of us diving with a camera is an integral part of our enjoyment underwater. From planning with our pros where and when through to the the dive guides and local operators who know just where to find the beasties and critters, it’s a true team effort.


From individuals looking for the next great shot in a hot photo destination to groups needing a custom itinerary for their next photo adventure, talk to us. We’ve got the know how to put you in the right place at the right time for that magic encounter to happen. Grab your camera- it’s time to take the plunge!

Dates: 13 Mar 2021 - 22 Mar 2021

Socorro Vortex | Giant Mantas of Socorro

Our photographer Says...Manta diving in Socorro is special, first, because the rays seem as keen on encounters as us. These giant oceanic mantas come right up to you and stare you in the eyes. You make a connection and this makes for an incredibly rewarding experience. Add to this the remoteness of the place, the size and black colour of the mantas and the vibrant orange Clarion angelfish cleaners and you have an intoxicating mix. I am excited to be going back, especially with just a small group of photographers on the fabulous new liveaboard the Socorro Vortex. MORE

Dates: 20 May 2021 - 27 May 2021

Hurricane | Corals, caves & critters

Our photographer Says...Mario Vitalini will teach you to work with natural light and wide angle photography, as well as show you the secrets of amazing fish portraits and using strobes. He will help you build a stunning selection of classic Red Sea images MORE

Dates: 28 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021

Solitude One - Philippines | Tubbataha

Our photographer Says...This is one of the best places I have been to photograph classic coral reef scenery in with clear water and sunny conditions. There are loads of mighty schools, turtles galore and the place has a reputation for providing encounters with whale sharks and plenty of other big stuff. This is one a few locations in the Philippines where you can reliably dive with the big stuff and typically in 30m+ visibility, ocean water. Mantas, mobulas, reef sharks, eagle rays, tuna and dolphins all pitch up in this oasis of life in the middle of the Sulu Sea. Equally attractive are the thriving corals, especially hard coral and soft coral gardens and attractive sea fans. MORE

Dates: 19 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021

Whirlwind | Red Sea Photography Workshop

Our photographer Says...NOW FULL - Although I have been doing Northern Red Sea photographic liveaboard trips every summer since 1998, I love the diving so much I can never wait for the next one. And I am not the only one, my workshops tend to book up quickly because experiencing it once is never enough.
My workshops are not aimed at absolute beginners and most people have SLRs, but cameras snobs are not allowed! All I ask is that you are enthusiastic. MORE

Dates: 26 Jun 2021 - 03 Jul 2021

Whirlwind | Red Sea Photography Workshop

Our photographer Says...NOW FULL - Although I have been doing Northern Red Sea photographic liveaboard trips every summer since 1998, I love the diving so much I can never wait for the next one. And I am not the only one, my workshops tend to book up quickly because experiencing it once is never enough.
My workshops are not aimed at absolute beginners and most people have SLRs, but cameras snobs are not allowed! All I ask is that you are enthusiastic. MORE

Dates: 03 Jul 2021 - 10 Jul 2021

Whirlwind | Red Sea Relaxed Photo FINish

Our photographer Says...This is a great trip for anyone interested in underwater photography (or if you are just not feeling confident about using your camera!). Martyn will cover key photography principles to get you up and running in no time, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced shooters. We pick this time as there will be no shortage of great subject matter to shoot, from impressive wrecks to huge schools of fish, especially at Shark and Yolanda reef! MORE

Dates: 08 Aug 2021 - 18 Aug 2021

Scuba Seraya Resort | Best of Bali with Martyn

Our photographer Says...Bali is an amazing and relaxed place and Scuba Seraya is a fantastic and well-run diving resort right on the beach. The house reefs - Seraya Secrets and Noisy reef - are probably the best that I have dived with excellent macro subjects to photograph, the first early morning dive on the Liberty wreck is superb wide angle and the reefs at Ahmed blew me away! This trip to Bali has been planned to visit Bali at its seasonal best. Fancy a longer trip? I highly recommend Pemuteran extension for the perfect combo of diving and photography MORE

Dates: 05 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort | Photo FINish Malapascua

Our photographer Says...Mario says... I love the Philippines. Its hugely diverse diving makes it heaven with a camera. And the warm welcome you are guaranteed just tops off one of my favourite places to run a workshop. Relaxing pace with superb subjects. Perfect combo. Malapascua has thresher diving. which is an amazing way to start your morning. Then we move onto the reefs for close focus wide angle and macro photography. Donot miss the night dives on the house reef! MORE

Dates: 11 Sep 2021 - 16 Sep 2021

Socorro Vortex | Great Whites in Guadalupe

Our photographer Says...Quite simply they are the most famous fish in the sea, a subject that deserves to be in any portfolio. The aim of this special workshop is to give you the best chance of fantastic photos of great white sharks. The small number of guests on the luxurious, fast, and new Vortex liveaboard greatly enhances the experience and productivity of this trip, both above and below the surface. MORE

Dates: 12 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021

Kasai Village Dive Resort | Photo Finish Moalboal

Our photographer Says...Join Mario Vitalini to shoot lavish reefs in a fun, relaxed photo workshop at Kasai Village, Moalboal inc 12 boat dives, 2 night dives, 2 bonfire and 2 black water dives, plus free nitrox and unguided house reef diving. Ask for a quote to add flights MORE

Dates: 14 Sep 2021 - 28 Sep 2021

Lembeh Resort | Best of Manado with Martyn

Our photographer Says...There is a multitude of weird and wonderful critters to photograph and nobody will be disappointed with the portfolio of images I will help them to build. Bankga is a place that I went to when I first started travelling around the world with my camera and the combination of macro and wide angle opportunities give this location a point of difference and a great combination with muck diving in Lembeh. There are coral reef wide angle opportunities for some great scenic shots as well as blue water for macro subjects. I cant wait to help people with their photography and have no doubt that participants will return with an improved skill set. MORE

Dates: 30 Sep 2021 - 12 Oct 2021

Oceania | Signature Itinerary

Our photographer Says...NOW FULL - PNG has always had the most incredible reef diving, but the liveaboards working have not boasted the same standards of accommodation that divers enjoy elsewhere. MV Oceania totally changes that and this trip was planned back in 2018 when the boat was still being built, allowing us to reserve an October trip, right at the peak of the best diving season. The workshop will be based on MV Oceania, taking in their Signature Itinerary covering their three most popular diving areas of Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Fathers Reefs. The trip will start and finish directly at Walindi resort, the cruise preceded by a two night official pre-trip warm up MORE

Dates: 18 Nov 2021 - 25 Nov 2021

Hurricane | Corals, caves & critters

Our photographer Says...Mario Vitalini will teach you to work with natural light and wide angle photography, as well as show you the secrets of amazing fish portraits and using strobes. He will help you build a stunning selection of classic Red Sea images MORE

Dates: 04 Feb 2022 - 12 Feb 2022

Siladen Resort and Spa | Best of Bunaken with Martyn

Our photographer Says...Join photo pro Martyn Guess on a workshop in the the heart of the coral triangle, the Bunaken Marine National Park with Siladen dive resort. The workshop package includes 8 nights garden view villa on an full board basis - optional room upgrades available - with 21 nitrox boat boat dives. Local taxes are prepaid, but to pay locally are extras such as special trips to Bangka or Manado, kit hire, private guides and land tours/spa treatments. Water, tea, and coffee is available free of charge, and fresh juices also free of charge during breakfast. wifi is free throughout the resort. Return airport transfers in Manado are included. MORE

Dates: 06 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022

Whirlwind | Wrecks and Reefs

Our photographer Says...I am excited to be on board, back to Sharm for this classic itinerary! I cannot wait to spend time in Tiran - Jackson is still one of my favourite reef dives - and of course Ras Mohammed and the Thistlegorm. The sites are lovely and quiet at this time of year, and the trip is the ideal way to kick off your diving year MORE

Dates: 01 May 2022 - 12 May 2022

Atmosphere Resort | Master Macro with Martyn

Our photographer Says...I cant wait to go back to Dumaguete. A really well run resort and dive staff that know intimately what subject is hot and where to find them. For our first dive we were advised that Frogfish were in abundance and boy they were not exaggerating! An hour later and we had literally filled our boots with subjects ranging from a tiny pink example to hairy, painted and warty frogfish. One of the guys found 21 frogfish in an hours dive! The trip in early May should guarantee similar opportunities. The trip will enable attendees to brush up on and learn new macro skills, including various lighting techniques, snooting and super macro as well as hopefully compile a collection of turtle images. With hands on instruction through group image reviews and evening presentations as well as underwater instruction for those needing it everyone will have the opportunity to return with a great portfolio. MORE

Dates: 23 May 2022 - 01 Jun 2022

Socorro Vortex | Giant Mantas of Socorro

Our photographer Says...LAST 2 SPACES JUNIOR DOUBLE CABIN ONLY. Manta diving in Socorro is special, first, because the rays seem as keen on encounters as us. These giant oceanic mantas come right up to you and stare you in the eyes. You make a connection and this makes for an incredibly rewarding experience. Add to this the remoteness of the place, the size and black colour of the mantas and the vibrant orange Clarion angelfish cleaners and you have an intoxicating mix. I am excited to be going back, especially with just a small group of photographers on the fabulous new liveaboard the Socorro Vortex. MORE

Dates: 26 Jun 2022 - 03 Jul 2022

Whirlwind | Wrecks and Reefs

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Dates: 01 Dec 2022 - 12 Dec 2022

Misool Eco Resort | Misool Photography Workshop

Our photographer Says...NOW FULL - Alex says at the start of 2019 Martin Edge and I jointly ran a workshop at Misool Eco Resort that is remembered so fondly by all lucky enough to be there. I am very excited to announce we are going back! The big change this time is my co-host. From an underwater photography perspective Martin is irreplaceable, so to serve up something rather different, but hopefully equally enticing, I have persuaded author, teacher, coral reef expert and Professor of Marine Conservation, Callum Roberts to come and share his knowledge and perspective. Callum has huge coral reef knowledge and I feel he will be a perfect fit with the ethos of Misool and his wise words will encourage us to photograph these richest of reefs with a really fresh perspective. MORE

Dates: 07 May 2023 - 13 May 2023

Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort | Philippines Go Diving

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Alex Mustard

Scuba travel has been running photography workshops with Alex Mustard since 2009. In that time hundreds of divers have travelled the globe, visiting the world’s top diving destinations with this master photographer. We work carefully to build each trip around the timing for the best possible encounters. Alex’ workshops are always popular, aimed at enthusiastic underwater photographers. They are not competitive - it’s as important to have fun as it is to improve your skills and learn new techniques.MORE

Martyn Guess

Martyn has been taking underwater photographs for nearly 20 years having first learnt some basic skills on a holiday in Grand Cayman. Whilst the images were pretty awful he was completely smitten with the UW Photography bug and with his love of diving set out to learn how to improve his fledgling knowledge.MORE

Mario Vitalini

Mario has been involved in photography since his earliest years, starting on land. His first underwater camera was a Nikonos V in the late 1980s, and he’s been diving with a camera ever since. The technology has come a long way since then! MORE

Martin Edge

Now retired, however still very much part of the Scuba Travel family - watch out for news of his book launch in 2020. Mentor, coach, facilitator, educator. Whichever words are used to describe him, there is no doubt that Martin Edge is the most experienced and gifted instructor of underwater photography there is.MORE