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Backscatter Bonaire Expedition January 28 - February 4, 2012

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Backscatter Bonaire Expedition January 28 - February 4, 2012

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort
January 28-February 4, 2012

Hone Your Underwater Imaging Skills
With three afternoon seminars covering topics related to underwater photography technique and image editing, and unlimited diving on the house reef, this is a fabulous opportunity to take your skills up a notch. We’ll also offer a special session on wreck photography to get you dialed in before we dive Boniare’s most famous shipwreck, the Hilma Hooker. Interested in trying out the latest in underwater imaging technology? Our trip leaders will bring a selection of demo gear that will be available to check out. After each day of diving, we’ll project the group’s images and offer tips and constructive criticism.

One of Bonaire's most famous wrecks, the Hilma Hooker

About Divi Flamingo Beach Resort
The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort offers guests an amazing underwater adventure with Divi Dive Bonaire - a PADI five-star dive resort located on the property. Dive Bonaire conveniently provides five custom dive boats, guest gear storage, a fully equipped dive shop, and a dive crew with over ten years experience diving in Bonaire. Two morning boat dives are included for guests, and fabulous shore diving is available 24 hours a day from the Flamingo beach or dive dock. Grab a tank and jump in the water, whenever you feel like it. For a good idea on the types of subject you’ll be able to photograph, be sure to check out coverage of this year’s Digital Shootout.

Trip Leaders: Jim Decker & Sterling Zumbrunn

Jim Decker Jim Decker As the CEO of Backscatter, Jim is one of the top experts in the world on underwater photo and video equipment and shooting technique. From SLRs to compacts and handycams to broadcast video, Jim has shot video and photo systems from all the major underwater manufacturers and has been a consultant on many of the designs seen in the water today. Jim has also consulted with many professional photographers, production companies, resorts, and magazines including Mythbusters, Discovery Channel, Sport Diver Magazine, Scuba Diving Magazine, Into The Drink, National Geographic, Freshwaters Illustrated, and many more. Jim is a regular underwater imaging instructor and gear expert at the Digital Shootout, now in its 11th year.

Sterling ZumbrunnSterling Zumbrunn
Sterling Zumbrunn is Chief Technical Officer for Backscatter, as well as an active professional photographer, and has worked for more than a decade in digital asset management, having previously served as Conservation International’s Director of Photography. He has more than a dozen years of experience in underwater photography, having traveled to all corners of the globe and photographed many different environments. Sterling has led photography workshops to students of various skill levels around the world, most recently at the 2011 Digital Shootout. An avid computer power user, Sterling is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, and highly skilled in many other phtography and video software tools. You can view Sterling’s work on his website.

Bonaire is paradise for macro photography

Standard Package Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodations at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in Studio room
  • Breakfast & Lunch daily
  • 6 days of 2 tank AM boat dives
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Tanks and weights
  • Airport transfers
  • Taxes and service charges
  • 3 Seminars on underwater photo technique and image editing
  • Nightly critique sessions offering constructive criticism on images and video
  • Select demo gear available for use by guests
  • Access to Backscatter pro photo instructors for imaging and technical support

$1599 Double occupancy
$2299 Single occupancy

Additional costs:

  • Airfare to Bonaire (BON)
  • Additional nights
  • Dinner, drinks, extra purchases in Bonaire
  • Nitrox
  • Additional boat dives

This trip is now full. Please contact us if you would like to join the wait list, or take a look at our other exciting trips coming up later in the year.

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