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Anilao Photo Workshop & Clinic Group Trip - Crystal Blue Resort - Anilao, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 18, 2013 15:26

Philippines Underwater Photo Clinic - March 2014

Crystal Blue Resort – Anilao, Philippines

Your hosts are Mike Bartick, Anilao expert and owner of Saltwater Photo.com, and Liquid Diving Adventure's owners Greg and Gail Carter. Mike knows the Anilao reefs inside and out, and will show you where to take that perfect wide-angle, macro or critter shot. This amazing photo clinic will provide new photographers and experienced photographers alike the opportunity to work and learn with Mike. With his skills as a naturalist knowing the critters, and as a photographer understanding composure, lighting, exposure, and how to capture critter behavior, every diver will benefit from this trip regardless of their experience level. 

Why are we diving in March...? March is a bit cooler in the Philippines and offers some great diving. Water temps range around 78-80 degrees F which is too cool for the locals, so the dive sites are our to enjoy. Expect to see tons of nudibranches, octopus activity is higher then normal and we see rhinopias too. In fact, all of the most sought after critters are present from November through May, at different times.

Anilao boasts some of the richest reefs in the world. You will be overwealmed with photo opportunities that will fill up your camera's memory card. Mike's favorite critterscan be found in Anilao - rhinopias, blue-ring octopus, hairy frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish & Bobbit worms, along with huge schools of jacks, great barracuda, sharks, and beautiful soft corals. Anilao is also the nudibranch capital of the world!

Crystal Blue Resort features 17 well-appointed air conditioned rooms, an excellent chef, wi-fi service, nitrox blending, and a photo facility with 25 camera bays (called one of the best in the world by guests and Undercurrent). This is an intimate resort that caters to divers and underwater photographers.

  • $1899 includes an amazing 10 nights, 8-1/2 dive days, 34 dives, all meals, nitrox, and night dives. Ground transport to/from Manila (add $75pp shared van) and international air fare to Manila is not included. 

  • Deluxe accommodations in rooms with air-conditioning

  • Small 4:1 diver to guide ratios and long dives

  • Daily photo workshops to help you improve your photography

  • Most sites are just 10-20 minutes from the resort

  • March is a great time to dive Anilao, with cool water, great visibility, tons of critters

  • Single rooms are available, please email us for rates

  • 7 night stays are available for $1,475

 

Anilao Photo Workshop Itinerary

Day one of the trip will include two dives in the afternoon. It is recommended that you arrive either the day before and spend the night at an airport hotel, or arrive before 10am on the morning of the first day. Sorry, we can't offer refunds for missed dives if you arrive late!

Each subsequent day of the trip includes four dives, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. There will be underwater photo seminars in between dives. On the last day there will be two morning dives and departure from the resort will be on the following day.

Kungkungan Bay Resort - Lembeh, Indonesia - Dive Show Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 17, 2013 14:26

If you are ready for some fin-tastic muck diving in Indonesia, Kungkungan Bay Resort is a great choice. This is were muck diving began in Lembeh. For the Beneath the Sea Dive Show, we are offering a great special at KBR. Save $300 per person on a 7 night dive and accommodation package and the longer you stay, the more you save...!

A 7-night package with accommodations, meals, 18 boat dives is $1560 pp - Save $300 pp

A 10-night package with accommodations, meals, 27 boat dives is $2230 pp - Save $418 pp

A 14-night package with accommodations, meals, 39 boat dives is $3060 pp - Save $698 pp 

 

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete - Dumaguete, Philippines - Dive Show Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 5, 2013 13:21

Just in time for the Beneath the Sea Dive Show, we have a fantastic special that includes a combo deal at both the Atlantis Dumaguete and Atlantis Puerto Galera. You may also choose either resort and a combo with the Atlantis Azores liveaboard, or better yet, you can book the "7 + 7 + 7" package with a week on the Azores and a week at both Atlantis Resorts. This is diving the Philippines at its best. We current have package special rates for groups and for individuals.

Atlantis Dumaguete

Just a thirty minute drive from the local airport (only a sixty minute flight from Manila), on a long peaceful stretch of beach, lies the lush and luxurious Atlantis Dive Resort. Surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines it is just a short trip to some of the most renowned dive sites in Asia - Apo Island, Siquijor and of course the local Dauin Marine Sanctuaries.
 
The forty (40) guest rooms offer comfort, privacy, and relaxation. There are five (5) categories to satisfy every dive traveler's need. All rooms feature air conditioning, a mini-bar, inroom safe, Wi-Fi, cable TV and flat screen TV's. Enjoy the Spa, Toko's Restaurant, the fresh-water pool, a boutique for casual purchases, classroom facilities for dive instruction, and a great photo and camera room for underwater photographers. 
 
Groups Resort Combo 7 Nights at Both Resorts:
June 1 to August 31, 2013 - $2,544 ppdo   September 1 to December 21, 2013 - $2,944 ppdo
 
Contact us for Group Free of Charge spaces and other discounts.