“There’s no better place for divers to learn more about the art of underwater photography,” says Karolin Troubetzkoy, Executive Director of Marketing and Operations at Anse Chastanet, a Travelife Gold-certified resort.
Additionally, while honing their skills, divers will enjoy a stay at the high-end Anse Chastanet property, described as one of the best in the Caribbean, with enchanting views of the UNESCO-designated twin Piton volcanic mountains.
Divers will have the opportunity to explore coral reefs filled with tropical fish and macro life as they develop their skills in ambient light use, model photography, macro photography, animal portraits and general composition.
The itinerary includes two morning dives in and around dive sites such as the Pinnacles and Superman’s Flight. These sessions are followed by afternoon seminars led by Bernd Rac, a professional underwater photographer and videographer for more than two decades. He will discuss reviewing photographs, editing and preparing for the next day’s dive with participants.
A photography contest will be held throughout the week and prizes awarded during the closing ceremony. Social functions for divers, including cocktail parties and dinners are arranged; for non-diving spouses or partners along for the trip, there are numerous entertainment options, ranging from tours to spa visits.
The Underwater Photography Week program starts at US$3,169 per person and packages are available for the following remaining dates this year: August 10-17; October 5-12 and December 7-14. A certified diving card is required to participate.
For more information about Anse Chastanet, Scuba St. Lucia or the photography training, call +1 758 459-7755 or email [email protected]. For more information about Sealife Cameras visit www.sealife-cameras.com.
About Anse Chastanet
Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia’s twin Pitons mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amidst St. Lucia’s lush tropical beauty, activities range from jungle biking, hiking and bird watching to snorkeling on the reef within swimming distance of the beach. The environmentally friendly, award-winning resort comprises 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 that are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level. It offers innovative menus, one entirely vegetarian, in four different locations and features fresh produce served up from the resort’s organic farm. Guests can take in interactive chocolate-making classes in the resort’s chocolate laboratory and a variety of water sports are also on offer.
For more information, visit www.ansechastanet.com.