Guided Photo Workshop to Komodo on the Indo Aggressor 2017

Komodo Photo Workshop Aboard the Indo Aggressor 2017 

Join us for the Komodo Photo Workshop which will be led by Mark Strickland.  See mantas, jacks, torpedo rays, sea apples, amazing macro, stunning coral, and of course the Komodo dragon.

 

July 27 - August 3, 2017

Twin Cabin (2 twin beds) - $2,950 
Deluxe Cabin (1 double bed) - $3,050
Master Cabin (1 king or 2 twins) - $3,350
Private Cabin - $4,867.50 

*Price is based in USD

 

Why Join This Trip

  > One of the top liveaboards aboard the well-known Aggressor brand
  > Colorful reefs and great marine biodiversity
  > Small group size, max 16 divers
  > Signature land excursion to see the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard
  > Led by photo pro and Komodo expert Mark Strickland
  > Daily photo instruction and one on one photo help

 

Why Travel with Bluewater

  > We book liveaboards that offer the best overall value
  > Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about the guest experience
  > Repeat customer discounts, gear discounts and other benefits
  > Great support if flight/weather issues occur

 

About the Trip

  > Stateroom accommodations with mirrored wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, toiletries, fresh towels daily, AC units and private ensuite bath
   >Doing 3 to 4 dives per day
  > All meals onboard the yacht. The menu is varied and plentiful with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals, and juices. Lunches are buffet style featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Fruit juices, soft drinks, water, iced tea, coffee, local beer and wine (one glass of wine is served with dinner).
  > There's a variety of nightly entertainment including diving, marine life identification presentations, movies, games and more.
  > The following transfers are included: Transfer on July 27 from Labuan Bajo airport (LBJ) to Komodo Dancer. Transfer on August 3 from Komodo Dancer to Labuan Bajo Airport (LBJ).
  > Not included: international and domestic flights, National park/port fee, rental gear, nitrox

 

About Komodo

The boat embarks and disembarks in Labuan Bajo. For this itinerary, the whole of Komodo National Park including Banta Island will be covered. Diving activities will primarily be concentrated in Sape Straits (The straits separating Komodo and Rinca Island).

There will be hiking in Gili Lawa Darat and also the walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons.

Highlights of the itinerary: Manta rays in Makassar Reef & Manta Alley, variety of beautiful soft corals, schooling fishes such as Jacks, fusiliers, Eagle Rays, Napoleon and Bumphead wrasses, Oriental Sweet Lips, black tip sharks, nurse sharks, Dolphins, great macro life, The Dragon Walk.

Visibility may vary from 35 to 100 ft can be expected at most dive sites.

Water temperatures can vary greatly within the park ranging from a low of 70F to a high of 84F.

A 3-5mm wetsuit with hood is recommended.

Guests are also suggested to bring reef hooks for use at some dive spots.

 

Flight Information and Itinerary

You should plan to arrive Bali at least one day before the start of the trip. If you'd like to dive Bali (or anywhere else in Indonesia) we can book your stay/dives at a reduced cost. Contact us for flight suggestions to and from LBJ.

The boat departs on July 27 at 1pm. You will do 3-4 dives per day. The second to last day (i.e. August 2) there will be two morning dives. You can disembark August 3 between 8am - 1pm. Guests will be transported to the Labuan Bajo airport for a domestic flight back to Bali.

 

Payment Schedule

  • Deposit: $800 due to confirm your spot
  • 2nd payment: $1,000 due Dec 15, 2016
  • 3rd payment: Balance due March 15, 2017

 

Trip Leader Testimonials

"Over many decades of diving, I've gone on a number of photo workshops on liveaboard trips, but none come close to the standard set by Mark Strickland! Every day we had an hour or more discussion about some aspect of underwater photography, including some specialized topics that helped a lot, plus an image review of three or four shots each diver had taken that day. Mark's critiques were always constructive and our photos got steadily better. Mark is also a great guy, fun to travel with, fun to dive with. He never minded being asked for help, either! All in all one of the best trips ever! And we for sure will go on another of his trips soon!" - Tom Baker

"I'm a better shooter as a result of Mark's instruction" - Mark Hatter

"Mark was patient, knowledgeable, organized, and friendly. He had a concern for all of us--travel-wise and photography-wise. He was one of the best." and "Mark and Adam made me tremendous fan of Blue Water Travel and will absolutely guarantee that I will book another trip with them again. You guys more than rock." - Dr. Ray T

 

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

 

About the Indo Aggressor        

     Master Stateroom: Option of two single beds or one Asian King size bed.

 

               Deluxe Stateroom: Queen size bed.      Twin Stateroom: Two twin bunk beds (European size)

 

Photos from Previous Trips

 

 

 

 

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