Alor Photo Trips: Oct 2017

 SPECIAL 2017 ALOR SMALL Group PHOTO TRIP! 

 

2 Options - 7 Nights or 10 Nights Trip

October 15 - 22, 2017 (7 Nights)
Shared - $1,299
Single - $1,499

 

October 15 - 25, 2017 (10 Nights)
Shared - $1,799
Single - $1,999

*Rates are based in USD

 

Why Join this Trip 

  > The best time of year to enjoy abundant macro life and pelagic encounters in great weather!

  > Flexibile schedule designed to dive the best sites at the best times
  > Personal photo instruction, including afternoon house reef dives designed to practice techniques
  > Pristine and colorful wide-angle reefscapes
  > Excelent muck dive sites, featuring unusual critters like Rhinophias, nudibranchs, devil fish, hairy frogfish, sea moths, snake eels, zebra crabs, coleman shrimp, solar powered nudibranchs, harlequin pipefish, velvet and robust pipefish, different seahorses and many more! 
  > Max 4:1 diver to guide ratio
  > Trip accomodates a maximum of 14 guests
  > Unlimited house reef dives included

 

About the Trip

  > Accommodation, all meals.
  > Tea, coffee, drinking water, fruits, light snacks
  > 2 guided boat dives /day
  > Unlimited shore dive ( including night dives )
  > Airport transfers in Alor
  > Marine park entrance fee
  > Laundry
  > Wi-Fi at the lounge ( good for emails only )
  > All government taxes

 

  Exclusion

  > International and domestics flights, airport taxes, transit hotels
  > Rental diving gear
  > Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks ( only beer is available at the moment )

 

About Alor Accomodation

Alor Divers provides 7 bungalows on a 450 meter long beach.  The facilities includes:

  > Hot water
  > Fan
  > Electricity 220V/24h
  > Drinking water, coffee, tea
  > Mosquito net
  > Soap, shampoo, towels
  > Free laundry service
  > Camera table with several sockets
  > Private bathroom, western standard 

 

Flight Information

It is possible to reach Alor everyday from Bali or Jakarta, Indonesia. We recommend routing through Bali and spending some addtional time their either before or after the trip if you have the time!  All domestic flights (whether starting from Bali or Jakarta) will entail a layover in Kupang, Indonesia.  Transfer between Alor airport and Alor Divers is included, their staff will welcome you upon arrival at Alor airport. 50 min car drive from the airport is followed by 20 min boat ride across Pantar Strait to reach the resort.  Contact us for further details if you have any questions.

 

Payment Schedule

  • $800 due upon booking
  • Remainder due July 1, 2017
  • We HIGHLY recommend purchasing trip insurance within 7 days of making deposit. 
 

About the Trip Leader 

Brent Durand is a weekend wanderer and story teller from California. Brent is editor and manager of the Underwater Photography Guide and works in various capacities with Bluewater Photo and Bluewater Travel.

Brent's work has been published online and in print worldwide. He leads several photo workshops and small group photo expeditions each year with Bluewater Photo and Travel.

Learn more about Brent in his Bluewater Travel Advisor profile.

 

Trip Leader Testimonials

"If you haven't been to a Bluewater Photo workshop you need to go. My wife and I attended the Anilao Philippines workshop and not only had a great time diving but the help with our photo equipment and fine tuning of settings from Brent Durand and Tommy Stylski was extremely helpful. Brent has a great talent of critiquing your photos that is both helpful and fun. We will be going to this workshop again." - Barry Cline 
 
"I had planned to tag along to the May 2016 Anilao photo workshop as a critter spotter. However, after sitting in on the first day of the workshop sessions I was inspired to use my husband's backup camera and take some shots myself. Brent's critiques were both helpful & artistic and the art aspects got me hooked. Tommy was a great help in the camera room. We had a fabulous time & hope to dive with Bluewater again soon!" - Jody Cline
 
"Brent was a great trip leader as well as dive guide… he was incredibly flexible and easy going. He helped with everything from arranging flights, carrying luggage, as well as setting up cameras…
The trip was well planned and Brent always was open to suggestions. He is an amazing photographer and is always willing to share his knowledge and skill. He really made the trip rewarding and fun..." - Susan Scheer
 
"Last May 2016 we joined an amazing group of UW photographers to attend the workshop that you guys and Mike Bartick at Crystal Blue Resort Anilao in Philippines organised. We had the great pleasure to deal with two amazing, professional group leaders who are Brent Durand and Tommy Stylski. We had the privilege to share many dives with those two amazing guys. Brent directed the workshop most days and certainly the hours spent learning more about UW photography were really worth it. Always a smile on his face, always grateful but so humble. His way of interacting with the group was second to none. His advise, critics, comments led us to such an improvement in our way to see UW photography, that everything became easier. He had no hesitation to be hands on underwater and helped in the position of the photographer, the settings of the camera and strobes, the thinking beyond the subject, the thoughts about the goals when taking a photo. 
 
His knowledge is so deep that nothing was a problem, always a solution to offer, and a lot of dedication for the beginners we are. 
We will not hesitate to join him again in the future as he made our trip an unforgettable one." - Serge Bonnafoux

 

Contact Us

  • Email info@bluewaterdivetravel.com for more info and to book your spot!
  • Call  us at (310) 915-6677
  • Stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230

 

Photos Taken on Previous Trips

 

Photos of Accomodation

Alor Divers Room
 
Alor Divers Bungalow Alor Divers Room
 

 

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