Photography Holidays

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 in 2017 and take your photos to a whole new level.

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: 20 Nov 2017 - 03 Dec 2017

Maluku Resort and Spa | Dive into Ambon

Our photographer Says...Ambon is a dream diving destination, particularly because the diving comes in two flavours. The protected waters of Ambon Bay are famed as a muck diving mecca, rich in rare and fascinating critters, and referred to as Lembeh without the crowds. This is the place that the famed psychedelic frogfish turns up from time. It is also known to be a great location for Rhinopias, as well as tonnes of froggies, nudis, octopus, pipefish, seahorses and all the typical muck diving creatures. The plan is to spend the first half of the workshop focused on critter diving and macro. MORE

Dates: 30 Nov 2017 - 07 Dec 2017

Whirlwind | The Winter Warmer

Our photographer Says...This is going to be a great trip to enjoy diving from the fabulous Whirlwind at a relaxed pace. We will be having our open deck policy on the best dive sites so you can really concentrate on your photography skills.. 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: 05 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017

Lembeh Resort | Lembeh Go Diving

Our photographer Says...the Lembeh Capturing Critters Workshop with myself, Alex Tattersall, Ethan Daniels, Dimpy Jacobs and Sascha Janson later this year in December. It is a dedicated workshop with on the spot tuition and when you are diving with me, as usual I will be by your side to help you (underwater) at the time. Very excited about this workshop in particular. Hope to see some of my regulars there too! MORE

Dates: 07 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017

Whirlwind | Shark Quest Photography

Our photographer Says...I have timed this trip to coincide with what is, in my experience of the Red Sea, the best time of year for the oceanic white tips on the big walls. With strong sightings, we have the time and chance to repeat dive sites - these are key to getting the very best possible shots of some of my favourite pelagics. MORE

Dates: 21 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018

Cyclone | The Winter Warmer

Our photographer 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: 16 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018

Carpe Diem | Best of the Maldives

Our photographer Says...The Maldives has a special place in my heart. I learned to dive in the Maldives and I won my first major photo competition (Young Amateur Photographer Of The Year!) with a photo taken there, so returning is always special. This trip promises to be even more so, because we are doing the Maldives in Style. We have chartered the luxurious Carpe Diem liveaboard, but I am only taking 12 guests on a boat that sleeps 20. That means loads of space aboard, and most importantly lots of photographic space underwater. Alex is debuting a new workshop on this trip called Wet And Dry, that is divided 50:50 between underwater and post processing techniques. The workshop will cover the photographic techniques to capture the subjects we are focused on as well as a detailed Lightroom post processing workflow to help get the most from your shots. says Alex. MORE

Dates: 17 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort | Photo FINish Malapascua

Our photographer 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 subject. Perfect combo. MORE

Dates: 05 May 2018 - 15 May 2018

Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort | Anilao Critter Hunt

Our photographer Says...Anilao has fast become one of the must do Macro destinations for underwater photographers. In my view, it is on a par with places like Lembeh and Ambon for macro critters. Anilao hosts annually one of the biggest Global underwater shoot out competitions for macro photography for one reason, the wide range of resident critters! And easy diving! I have had some of his most productive photography here. MORE

Dates: 30 May 2018 - 06 Jun 2018

Hurricane | Shark Quest Photography

Our photographer Says...I have timed this trip to coincide with what is, in my experience of the Red Sea, the best time of year for the hammerheads and manta encounters at Daedalus Reef. With strong sightings, we have the time and chance to repeat dive sites - these are key to getting the very best possible shots of some of my favourite pelagics. MORE

Dates: 14 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Lembeh Resort | Lembeh Go Diving

Our photographer Says...It is back and it is serious! Back in 2016 Lembeh Resort recovered from being 0-1 down to win the shootout 2-1. Round two is scheduled for June 2018. Two teams of photographers will again gather at Gulen Diver Resort, Norway and Lembeh Resort, Indonesia to compete for individual and team glory. Guided and mentored by professional and acclaimed underwater photographers, the teams will strive to produce amazing imagery in a three categories. Alex who will captain the Lembeh team says you can be part of this fun event, joining Alex Mustard in Lembeh or by booking up with our friends in Gulen MORE

Dates: 30 Jun 2018 - 07 Jul 2018

Whirlwind | Red Sea Photography Workshop

Our photographer Says...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: 07 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

Cyclone | Red Sea Photography

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!). Mario 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 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: 16 Jul 2018 - 30 Jul 2018

Nabucco Island - Kalimantan | Martin Edge Wide Angle Masterclass

Our photographer Says...The diving in Nabucco, Kalimantan is reminiscent of Sipidan, a place Martin considers his underwater happy place. Nabucco has been chosen as a host for the workshop, not just because of the superb wide angle diving, but thanks to the team. Martin has known dive centre managers Kathrin and Tarkan for many years - this dynamic duo understand the needs of underwater photographers. MORE

Dates: 01 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018

Whirlwind | Red Sea Photography Workshop

Our photographer Says...This Red Sea workshop trip is planned to focus on the reef diving around Sharm and enjoy the end of summer sightings. 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.
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Dates: 08 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

Hotel Faial Resort | Azores Blue Sharks with Martyn

Our photographer Says...Having experienced the blue sharks first hand, I am excited to run this workshop in 2018. The chance to dive with these magnificent sharks is a must do for any photographer. The reef diving is rewarding, and I have chosen the sites carefully for their photographic value, with a range of wide angle opportunities as well as macro life. The islands themselves are very photogenic too, and the land tours are are excellent addition to the underwater elements. MORE

Dates: 16 Oct 2018 - 28 Nov 2018

Bunaken Oasis Resort | Martin Edge Indonesia photography

Our photographer Says...Bunaken has everything you would want to create stunning wide angle images, but that's only half of the story! There's also some great macro critters. It's a flexible program which will make the difference and this flexibility will provide us with the opportunities. This is totally the opposite of the usual regimented dive profile - enjoy dive flexibility in this stunning national park MORE

Dates: 24 Oct 2018 - 04 Nov 2018

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. MORE

Dates: 15 Nov 2018 - 22 Nov 2018

Hurricane | Shark Quest Photography

Our photographer Says...I have timed this trip to coincide with what is, in my experience of the Red Sea, the best time of year for the oceanic white tips on the big walls. With strong sightings, we have the time and chance to repeat dive sites - these are key to getting the very best possible shots of some of my favourite pelagics. MORE

Dates: 17 Aug 2019 - 28 Aug 2019

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. MORE

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

Martin Edge

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. His latest book ‘The Underwater Photographer – Digital and Traditional Techniques’ was published in April 06 and has taken the underwater photographic world by storm. 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