Underwater Photography Articles & Tutorials

Dive Travel Tips

Underwater photography is a travel-intensive activity. In this section we offer tips on everything from picking an international dive destination to packing your underwater camera gear and avoiding airline baggage fees.

At UWPG we constantly publish new articles on all aspects of underwater photography and video. We cover macro, wide-angle, dive destinations, gear reviews, tutorials and techniques, post-processing, marine life, photo essays, dive adventures, dive travel tips and other useful info for underwater photography.

Liveaboard Customizations for Photographers
By UWPG Editors, December 12, 2016
A quick guide to conveniences and features to look for on your next underwater photo and video liveaboard cruise
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Get the Most from your Photo Workshop
By Pam Murph, June 20, 2016
Tips to improve your photography and maximize the experience of underwater photo workshops
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Top 10 Macro Photography Destinations
By Brent Durand, November 13, 2014
New Survey: Top 10 Underwater Macro Photography Destinations, conducted by UWMP
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Don't Melt Your Lens - Literally
By UWPG, August 11, 2014
From the Field: Photos of a Melted Lens & How to Avoid Frying Yours
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Advance your Skills with Underwater Photography
By Ron Watkins, June 30, 2014
Tips to Get the Most out of your Next Underwater Photography Workshop
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The Packing Guide for Underwater Photographers
By Brent Durand, January 8, 2014
Strategies for Bringing all the Gear you Need and Avoiding Excess Fees
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Must-Pack Items for your Underwater Photo Trip
By Scott Gietler, April 30, 2013
Not your regular packing list - these are essentials you may need and others may not have
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Top 5 Big Animal Encounters
By Travis Ball, March 5, 2013
A Guide to the Best Big Animal Dives for Underwater Photographers
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Our Favorite Dive Destinations, Part 1
By Travis Ball, January 17, 2013
An ongoing article list of our favorite places to dive
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Underwater Photography On A Non-Diving Vacation
By Brent Durand, July 17, 2012
Don't leave your housing at home, take it with you and get some great shots on your next non-dive vacation!
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Top 10 Tips for Dive Travel
By Carin Kiphart, February 9, 2012
Experienced traveler shares her most useful travel tips for divers and underwater photographers.
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Packing Strategies for Traveling Photographers
By Mark Strickland, August 10, 2011
An approach to packing your checked and carry-on camera gear
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Dive Travel: Making a List
By Ridlon Kiphart, May 29, 2011
Dive Travel: The Importance of a List Make sure you have everything for your next underwater ...
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Is a liveboard right for you?
By , November 11, 2010
Liveaboards & Resorts for Underwater Photographers By Ridlon Kiphart   ...
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Etiquette on Liveaboards and at Resorts
By Ridlon Kiphart, September 7, 2010
 The Chef is Spitting in Your Soup Etiquette on liveaboards and at diving resorts By...
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Beating Airline Baggage fees, part 2
By Ridlon Kiphart, July 23, 2010
Essential guide for underwater photographers, on beating the airline's bagage fees
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Liveaboard or Resort Diving?
By Randy Harwood, June 16, 2010
Liveaboard Diving vs. Resort Diving What’s better for underwater photography, land-base...
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Baggage Fees
By Ridlon Kiphart, June 16, 2010
Baggage Fees for Underwater Photographers and Dive Travel A very brief history of airline bag...
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Choosing a Dive Destination, Part 2
By Ridlon Kiphart, May 26, 2010
Ridlon shares his thoughts on how best to choose your next destination
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