Underwater photo Workshop with Rafael Fernandez

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Would you like to make the most of your camera or take up underwater photography?
Would you like to take pictures which were something more than souvenirs?
Are you ready to take the step towards the aim of understanding the world of underwater photography and learning Rafael Fernandez’s tips to take better pictures?

Go on board the Maldives Blue Force One to make the Central Atolls route and throughout the cruise you will be helped and adviced by Rafael Fernández Caballero, who will show you everything you need, from basic concepts to understand the most complex tricks to the latest techniques to take original photos and go beyond the limitations of your camera by editing them.

Rafael Fdez. Jr won the World and European Championship of underwater photography. He has won several awards in national and international photography competitions since 2012. He has been diving since he was a little child. This young man has devoted all his free time to travelling to different places, camera in hand, getting the most of every destination. All those trips have let him take lots of incredible photographs which he has used afterwards to take part in championships and even to be published in several magazines.

During this cruise will take place this interesting Underwater Photography Workshop. It is aimed to all different levels. In his scheduled daily talks and photo reviews Rafa will show not only the basic concepts of photography and photography composition but also his personal knacks and the techniques he used in his championships.  Besides, you will get familiar with a more artistic vision of underwater photography.

Thanks to living together, practicing and commenting on many different pictures, you will be able to learn in a quick, simple, pleasant and personalized way. And as we said before, learning to get over the limitations of the camera by using photography editing tools will be another aim of the workshop.

To sum up, this workshop will not only give you the opportunity to take pictures which are more than a simple souvenir, but it will give you the opportunity to take meaningful and impressive shots.

Central Atolls route

Day 1 (Saturday): ARRIVAL TO MALE – EMBARK Arrival to Male. One of our staff members will be waiting for you at Male Airport. You will then get onto our auxiliary boat Dhoni for the transfer to MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE for check-in, briefing of the liveaboard, diving, and itinerary plan. Dinner onboard.

Day 2 to 7 (Sunday to Friday): CENTRAL ATOLLS CLASSICAL ROUTE
The route will go through North and South Male Atolls, Vaavu, and Ari.Dive program for certified divers including day dives, night dives, and snorkel with Whale shark. For non-divers, we will offer different activities such as snorkel, kayak, paddle SUP…. If the weather, climatology, and logistics allow, we will visit desert islands and fisherman villages.
On Friday afternoon we will anchorage next to Male. So, we will make a guided visit to Male.

Day 8 (Saturday): MALE AIRPORT
Disembark at Male Airport at 07.00 am. Possibility to take a “day hotel” next to the airport (It does not include room butthe swimming pool, cloakrooms, baggage rooms, and food). Free time to visit Male.

Manta Expedition – Hanifaru
Day 1: MALE – CLASSICAL ROUTE & BAA ROUTE Arrival in Male, customs process. A MALDIVES BLUE FORCE staff representative welcome at the airport. Transfer by dhoni to MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE. Welcome cocktail. Accommodation. Team and cruise General Presentation.

Days 2-6: CLASSICAL ROUTE & BAA ROUTE The planned route goes over the North Male, South Male, Ari, Rasdhoo & Baa atolls. During the cruise, a 20-dive program for certified divers is developed (day and night dives & snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay) together with visits to pristine beaches and inhabited islands, snorkeling for non-divers, Kayak, paddle SUP.
Day 7: MALE Disembark at the airport at 7.00 am. Optional day hotel booking (room not included. Includes shower, pool, and lunch). Depending on the scheduled flight booking, free time to visit Male, the Capital of Maldives.

Included

  • Transfers airport – boat – airport.
  • Liveaboard in double cabin sharing on MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE in full board basis.
  • Water, Tea and coffee.
  • 18 dives with S80 tanks, weights, diving guides and Dhoni.
  • Travel, diving and cancellation insurance. (See covers in www.blueforcefleet.com).

Not included

  • Flights to Male.
  • Payments onboard: Maldives taxes 150$, Green tax 42$, Service tax 130$.
    OPTIONAL:
  • Internet access
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
  • “Day hotel ” in Male (direct payment).
  • Rental equipment and S100 tanks (it is possible to rent onboard if you book previously).
  • Nitrox USD 50 per person per week
  • Possible increases of fuel or currency exchanges.

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