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The World's First Underwater Photography and Freediving Course

9/10 May 2009, Gosport, UK

DeeperBlue, the world's premier provider of Freediving courses are delighted to bring the world's first underwater photography and Freediving course in association with Ocean Optics!

Freedivers are more likely to get good shots of underwater life as without blowing bubbles, fish aren't scared away and come and check you out! Plus, there are many situations where it is not possible or allowed to use tanks. Our two day certification course takes place at the stunning 30m Submarine Escape Training Tank (S.E.T.T), where you can dive in 34 Celsius / 94 Fahrenheit warm water all day!

Over the weekend there are two Freediving and two Photography theory sessions and then four tank sessions where you can put what you have learnt into practice. Ocean Optics will be bringing down all the latest equipment for you to try out so you'll get hands on with the best gear and find out how to turn even

the smallest underwater camera into a masterpiece creator! There are no minimum performance requirements for entry onto the course and it is perfect for those new to underwater photography as well as those with plenty of experience as the experienced instructors will tailor make what they teach to your level.

Tuition, all equipment, manuals, certification, delicious lunch and dinner are included and spaces are limited to 10 participants. There is only one date scheduled for 2009 so early booking is essential.

2009 Workshop with Mauricio Handler

Borneo, Malaysia Oct 1-8, 2009

This years Pacific workshop will take place once again on Mabul Island, Malaysia. This will be my third workshop to this part of the world. It's that good!

The workshop will cover wide-angle natural and mixed-lighting, macro and extreme macro, composition and telling a story as well as Digital workflow. Evening image critiques and one on one reviews with me are an essential part of this week.

We will be staying at Sipadan Water Village Resort while we dive the waters off Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan. There is amazing macro on each and every dive. In addition wide-angle subjects abound including Green Turles, schooling Barracuda, Bumphead Parrotfish, Batfish and much more. Exotic and rare tropical fish surround us everywhere.

This workshop will give you the knowledge needed to create professional looking images that go far beyond fish ID pictures.

Non workshop companions welcome.

Sea Lady UW Photo Competition

UWH s.r.o. and the Sea Lady proudly presents an underwater photo contest. The competition takes place at Komodo and Nusa Penida, Indonesia from 26th of September till 10th of October 2009. The competition is international, open to amateurs and professionals.Maximum 20 (twenty) participants ONLY!

Prizes include:

- two week stay for two persons on the expedition boat Sea Lady in Indonesia. Value: 3580 EUR

- one week stay including diving for two persons on the MM Diving base on the Nusa Penida island in Indonesia. Value: 1500 EUR

- A one week stay for 4 persons in an Acistav apartment in Harrachov Mountain. Value: 600 EUR

Other prizes were donated by UWH, Sony, Ikelite, Seamaster, Anhinga, Divetravel and WaterProof companies and the Ocean magazine. Total value: 2500 EUR

Solomon Islands / Bilikiki Charter

Led by: Rod Klein October 6-20, 2009

Join Photo Pro and Diving Adventure Magazine Senior Writer Rod Klein on a "diving adventure"of a lifetime in the fantastic Solomon Islands October 6-20, 2009. Visit Rod's Solomon Island photo gallery to see for yourself what great diving is in store solomons08/index.html

This 15-day itinerary was developed with renowned photographers Chris Newbert and Bret Gilliam to offer some of the most exciting and varied diving to be found. The 130-ft. Bilikiki has earned the reputation as one of the world's best liveaboards and her 20 years of servicing the most discriminating customers has refined the operation to a science.

Unlimited diving aboard this ship means anywhere from 4-10 dives per day and night are common. Visibility can exceed 200 feet and each day offers a new adventure with giant fish schools, pygmy seahorses and other macro subjects, an unending variety of tropical fish in dazzling colorations, and the world's most perfect reef structures and soft corals. This is where mantas and whale sharks share

the sites with orcas and saltwater crocodiles. And don't miss the WWII ship and aircraft wrecks. Visit several villages for a unique cultural experience and the chance to acquire their legendary carved hardwood bowls, masks, art and craft designs. This is at the top of every diver's list. Onboard photo seminars.

All prices are per person, 15 days/14 nights all-inclusive except drinks. Stateroom (queen bed, extra upper berth, private bathroom & shower) $4999

Ocean Optics

Specialists in Underwater Photography

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