Dumaguete Photo Workshop: July 2023

Join Bluewater Photo in July 2023 for some amazing muck diving and an up-close look at Apo Island's coral reefs!
 

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Bluewater's 2022 Dumaguete Photo Workshop

Join Bluewater Photo in July 2023 for some amazing muck diving and an up-close look at Apo Island's coral reefs! 

 

July 22 - 29, 2023 (7 Nights)

Trip Leader: Mark Strickland

$2,669 Deluxe Room, double occupancy

$2,879 Oceanfront Room, double occupancy

$3,180 Deluxe Room, single occupancy

$3,593 Oceanfront Room, single occupancy

Early bird discount: Save $100 per person 

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 Optional Add-Ons:

Additional 3  nights at Atlantis Dumaguete: $1,152 per person based on double occupancy

7 Nights at Atlantis Puerto Galera: $2,430 based on double occupancy in a deluxe room

Snorkeling with whale sharks in Oslob*: $170 per person (must be booked in advance)

Travel Insurance is not included: click here to learn more about our preferred plan
*Optional excursion on the last day, which is a non-diving day (July 28)

  

 

Why Join This Trip?

 ✓ 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo

 ✓ Leaders who care about their guests' experiences

 ✓ Stunning night dives 

 ✓ Opportunities to photograph rare critter action

 ✓ Amazing muck diving and an up-close look at Apo Island's coral reefs!

  

Inclusions

 ✓ 7 nights shared accommodation in a Deluxe Room

 ✓ All meals at Toko's Restaurant (chef-prepared breakfast and 3-course lunch & dinner)

 ✓ Coffee, tea, and filtered water during restaurant operating hours (breakfast drinks, Italian, and specialty coffees are not included after breakfast) 

 ✓ Unlimited internet access

 ✓ Unlimited scheduled boat diving (typically 5 dives per day including night diving)

 ✓ Free photo workshops and tutorials

 ✓ One free day trip to Apo Island

 

Exclusions

 ✗ Unlimited Nitrox ($216 for the week)

 ✗ Marine Park Fee ($164 - subject to change)

 ✗ Round-trip transfer from Dumaguete Airport to Atlantis Resort ($18 per person based on 4 sharing)

 ✗ Dawn dives

 ✗ Rental equipment

 ✗ Land excursions

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete Atlantis Resort Dumaguete
 

To get a little insight as to what the waters around Atlantis Dive Resort are like, see our Guide to diving Dumaguete.

  
Dive Overview

The resort's instructors and guides are highly trained and know how to get you to fantastic dives. They offer small group diving and the guests' requests are accommodated within safety limits. They also offer flexible dive options. 

At Dumaguete, you can take full advantage of some of the world’s best scuba diving. The world-renowned Apo Island with its walls, stunning coral, and schooling fish is a short boat ride away. Some of the world’s rarest critters compete for the underwater photographer’s attention along the Dauin coastline near Dumaguete in the Philippines, where the Atlantis Dive Resort is situated. The area is often frequented by underwater photographers in search of exquisitely rare shots. 

The night dives are also stunning, as are the mandarin fish dives at dusk and the fluoro dives where you can see the underwater world in a completely new light.

 

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete

 

About Atlantis Dive Resort

Atlantis Dive Resort in Dauin, Dumaguete, is a beachfront luxury dive resort located within a short trip to some of the best dive sites in the Philippines including Apo Island, Siquijor, and of course Dauin Marine Sanctuaries, where you can find some of the world's best macro photography opportunities. 

Find out why Atlantis Dive Resorts & Liveaboards are our Preferred Partners in the Philippines. 

Deluxe Room Atlantis Resort Dumaguete 

Deluxe Room & Oceanfront Room

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Restaurant & Pool 

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Spa & Boutique

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Dive Facilities 

Read the reviews of the Atlantis Dive Resort Dumaguete here.

 

About The Trip Leader

Mark Strickland’s life-long interest in the sea has included over 10,000 dives and careers as a lifeguard, boat captain, and scuba instructor. His passion for underwater photography has led him to many top dive locales, including the Virgin Islands, Australia, and Thailand, where he spent 17 years as Cruise Director on a series of liveaboards. Mark now resides in Ventura County, California.

An avid marine naturalist, Mark has discovered several nudibranch species. He is co-author and principal photographer for Lonely Planet’s award-winning book, “Diving and Snorkeling Thailand”, and his work appears in many magazines, books, and displays around the world. Currently, Mark leads several dive trips each year to his favorite destinations, while working on a career-spanning large-format pictorial book.

Mark's photos and articles have appeared in magazines and books around the world, including Action Asia, BBC Wildlife, National Geographic World, Natural History, Scuba Diving, Skin Diver, Sport Diver, Sportdiving, Unterwasser, and many others.

Read more about Mark here.

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How To Get There

Trip attendees should fly in and out of Dumaguete through Dumaguete  Airport (airport code DGT). Flights may arrive any time on July 22. Return flights should be made at any time on the last day of the trip (July 29). Airport transfers are included and travel time is about 20 minutes each way.     

DOMESTIC FLIGHT & TRANSFER OPTION ($242 per person)

Private round trip transfers between Manila and Dumaguete (rate based on 4 or more people traveling together, otherwise, a different rate applies)
 
Includes:
  • Roundtrip domestic economy airfare between Manila and Dumaguete with 30kg/66lbs checked luggage
  • Private air-conditioned van between the international terminal and domestic terminal in Manila if required
  • Round-trip private air-conditioned transfers between Dumaguete Airport and the resort
  • Personal airport ‘meet and greet’
  • Luggage assistance
  • Arrival: For a same-day connection to Dumaguete, guests are advised to land in Manila no later than 12 noon.

 

Departure: On your departure from Manila we recommend flights that depart after 3 pm.

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Payment Schedule

Deposit: $800

Payment 2: $1,000 due Jan 1, 2023

Payment 3: Balance due May 1, 2023

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Want To Extend Your Trip

We can help with that! See more of the Philippines before or after your workshop in Anilao with Bluewater. Flying all that way merits a multi-destination vacation! Puerto Galera is an amazing destination nearby that offer a range of additional unique experiences. Here are some examples of packages we can add on to your workshop reservation:

*Rates are subject to change at any time; please contact us(link sends e-mail) for the most updated pricing. 

 

Additional 3 Nights in Dumaguete

Price: Starting at $1,152 per person*

*based on double occupancy and mid range room pricing. Room upgrades are available and additional peak season rates may apply for certain dates

A few hours' car and boat transfer from MNL, Atlantis Dumaguete can offer you abundant corals and fish diversity and an inexpensive all-inclusive dive package.

  • Additional 3 nights' accommodation in a deluxe room

  • All meals at Toko's Restaurant

  • Coffee, tea and filtered water during restaurant's operating hours (breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are not included after breakfast)

  • Unlimited Internet access

  • Unlimited scheduled boat diving (typically 5 dives per day including night diving) 

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete Atlantis Resort Dumaguete

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7 Nights in Puerto Galera

Price: Starting at $2,430 per person*

*based on double occupancy and mid range room pricing. Room upgrades are available and additional peak season rates may apply for certain dates

A few hours' car and boat transfer from MNL, Atlantis Puerto Galera can offer you abundant corals and fish diversity and an inexpensive all-inclusive dive package.

  • 7 nights' accommodation in a deluxe room

  • All meals at Toko's Restaurant

  • Coffee, tea and filtered water during restaurant's operating hours (breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are not included after breakfast)

  • Unlimited Internet access

  • Unlimited scheduled boat diving (typically 5 dives per day including night diving) 

Atlantis Resort Puerto Galera Atlantis Resort Puerto Galera
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Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Oslob

Price: Starting at $170 per person* (must be booked in advance)

*Optional excursion on the last day, which is a non-diving day (July 28)

Fishermen in the province of Oslob started feeding whale sharks in 2011. Since then the sharks have become regular visitors to the area and sightings are almost guaranteed on a daily basis. Over the last 10 years, the local Oslob community have developed a carefully monitored whale shark snorkelling experience which is sufficiently managed to allow for safe whale shark interactions, both for the whale sharks and for visitors.


Example schedule for the day:

05:00am Breakfast available at the resort

06:00am Depart from the resort

07:30am Ferry from Dumaguete to Oslob

08:30am Beach set-up for snorkel

09:30am Snorkel with the whale sharks

11:00am Lunch break at the beach (BBQ)

13:30pm Ferry from Oslob to Dumaguete

15:00pm Arrival back at the resort


You will be given a detailed briefing before your trip, but please be aware that you will be asked to leave the water if you touch the whale sharks and that flash photography, the wearing of sunscreen, or the use of gloves is strictly prohibited.

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call Bluewater Travel at +1-310-915-6677 or email trips@bluewaterdivetravel.com and let them book your dream vacation at the best price!

 
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Photos courtesy of Atlantis Dive Resort Dumaguete. 

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