Award-winning diving tour operator, blue o two, are delighted to announce their brand NEW In Focus Indonesia itinerary, ‘Bangka and Lembeh’.
Following the success of the In Focus Indonesia trip in June 2016, blue o two are pleased to bring an exclusive photographic workshop in North Sulawesi, Indonesia hosted by photo-pro Saeed Rashid, but with the added dive destination of the Murex Resort, Bangka. The plethora of stunning dive sites surrounding both Murex Resort, Bangka and Lembeh Resort make both resorts the perfect base for an unforgettable Indonesian diving holiday.
Saeed Rashid of ‘Focus Visuals’ will run this exclusive ‘In Focus’ photography workshop in Indonesia, from 29th June – 10th July 2017, as well as two Red Sea trips in June and September 2017. Saeed shares blue o two’s commitment to education, quality of service and respect for the oceans. A seasoned diver and an award-winning, published photographer, both above and below the water, Saeed is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher who is committed to helping divers get the most out of their camera and pass on some ‘tricks of the trade’.
A lecturer at Bournemouth University and popular speaker at UK dive shows, Saeed will guide guests through the underwater photography process from start to finish. He will not only help divers to develop their skills to spot and frame their subject to its full potential underwater, but will also teach how to polish images using a variety of simple post-production techniques when back at the resort.
Saeed says; “Lembeh truly is a wonder and is surely on the bucket list of every photographer, as this small stretch of water contains some of the weirdest critters you will ever be lucky enough to see.
Due to its calm shallow water, it offers one of the best locations to practice and hone your skills as an underwater photographer. Team that up with some of the best resources at Critters @ Lembeh; this really is some of the best diving you will ever do.
Sitting just to the north of Lembeh straight, with its palm trees and fringed beaches, is Bangka Island. The sea around Bangka teems with life, giving you a never ending supply of colourful photographic subjects. Bangka is the perfect contrast to Lembeh’s muck diving, with clear turquoise water and lots of small gulleys, pinnacles and swim-throughs to explore.“
Divers can explore the distinctive dive destinations of Murex Resort, Bangka and Lembeh in one dive holiday. This itinerary allows you to visit North Sulawesi’s fascinating underwater world at two different sites; from a kaleidoscope of reef colours in Bangka, to the macro-lover’s paradise of the Lembeh Strait, providing some of the best underwater photographic opportunities in Indonesia.
This diving adventure is a must for anyone wanting to improve their underwater photography at the same time as experiencing some of the most fantastic diving Indonesia has to offer. Over the course of the holiday, there is plenty of time to learn new skills and the warm, critter-filled waters of the Indonesia provide the perfect environment to practice!