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Komodo and Alor on the Damai II November 13-25 and November 27-December 11 2013

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Komodo and Alor on the Damai II November 13-25 and November 27-December 11 2013


Join Backscatter Owner Berkley White on this special return trip to the wild adventure of Komodo and Alor Islands of Indonesia.
The incredible lush reefs of Indonesia by Berkley White



A special return trip to Komodo with Berkley White

Imagine islands where every dive features reefs teeming with life and some of the world's most unique and tiny creatures, where dragons roam the beaches, and where local villagers free dive with you. This is what you will experience on an epic adventure to Komodo and Alor.

Berkley first explored Komodo in 1995 when dives sites had no names and some "dive boats" still had live goats for morning milk and dragon food. His images were some of the first extreme macro and wide angle scenics to come from an area that many consider the homeland of Indonesian underwater photography.

Berkley now has logged hundreds of dives and years of boat charter experience across the Indonesian archipelago from Bali to Raja Ampat. With all of this experience, Berkley specifically chose to return to Komodo and Alor for his Indonesian adventures in 2013.



Young villager of the Alor region by Berkley White

"Other regions such as Raja Ampat are stunning and rightfully in the travel spotlight, but the diversity of Komodo and the human element of Alor makes these waters the greatest visual inspiration for me. Areas such as Horseshoe Bay, the dragons of Komodo, and the villages of Alor offer an image maker everything from grand scale reefs, to mantas, to tiny critters of the muck and prehistoric dinosaurs on the beach. I'm always asked of my favorite dive site. I always respond... Komodo." - Berkley White



View Berkley's Sport Diver Magazine Feature on Komodo

Berkley's work from his Indonesian travels have been published widely, including a feature article in Sport Diver Magazine. Download a copy to see what's in store for your adventures abaord the Damai.




Not your typical trip to Indonesia

While it might seem impossible to have a generic dive trip to Indonesia, it's indeed what most people experience. Berkley will customize the trip day by day based on his experience with local knowledge and weather patterns to maximize water time and photo opportunities. These trips will not only hit the legendary sites of Komodo and Alor, but will also dip into new sites that have yet to be famous.

A very small group with private one-on-one photo/video instruction

With a limited group size of 10 guests, Berkley will be available to work with each shooter one-on-one throughout the trip. From focusing techniques for macro, to lighting a perfect wide angle scene, Berkley can help you see the image you want to make and help you overcome the mechanical difficulties of the equipment. Berkley will also share his in-depth experience on shooting DSLR video.

"Most shooters have great images in their head. We see a great shot unfolding before our eyes, but sometimes the gear gets in the way. While most cameras seem to have 100 buttons, I find I only need two or three controls. I guess the secret is just knowing which three you need to get the job done. I love sharing my techniques with others. It's magic when I hear them say, 'Wow, I never thought it could be this simple.' An artist is born when they can get technology out of their way."- Berkley White


An opportunity for Lightroom Mastery

Berkley has teamed up with Erin Quigley to bring you the ultimate in learning during your photo dive adventure. Erin Quigley is an Adobe ACE certified expert specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides custom tutorials and one-on-one instruction specifically developed for the underwater photographic community. She is a regular presenter at film festivals and dive organizations, and along with her private consulting business, runs the Go Ask Erin digital help desk online and at The Digital Shootout.

Each of the 10 guests on this exclusive trip will have access not only to Berkley's extensive and inspirational photographic techniques, but also to personalized one-on-one editing and workflow sessions with one of the world's top Photoshop and Lightroom gurus.

Before the trip, Erin will be available for a private consultation with each guest, in order to answer any software, hardware or workflow questions in preparation for boarding the Damai II. After returning home, she'll be available to each guest for follow-up and assistance in merging catalogs or backing up images from laptops to home computers.

Maximize the artistic potential of your images and video by having an expert at your fingertips, from the moment you set up your camera gear all the way through to the final tweaks on your favorite shots and clips.

We've selected the best boat and crew in the region

We have selected the best boat and crew in the region. Dive Damai is redefining the concept of liveaboards. Specializing in small groups of 10 guests, guests on the Damai II will receive personalized service on a built-for-the-purpose, traditional wooden schooner with a dive guide to guest ratio of 4 to 1 in the world's best diving location. Equipped with the latest navigation, communication and safety equipment, the Damai II sets a new standard for safety as well as comfort, service and passenger amenities. Dive Damai II offers you the perfect platform for from which to experience the variety of Komodo and Alor.

Dive Damai II is the perfect boat to explore Komodo and Alor


November 13 " 25th, 2013 (12 nights)
Alor (Maumere - Maumere)

Standard Package Includes:

  • 12 nights aboard the Dive Damai II
  • All meals, snacks, tea & coffee, soft drinks and beer
  • Free rental of all dive gear
  • Tanks and weights
  • Access to Backscatter pro photo instructor for imaging and technical support

  • Price:
    $6,900 Single cabin
    $6,300 Double / Twin cabin
    $7,500 Master Stateroom

    Additional costs:
  • Airfare to Bali, (DPS)
  • Round trip airfare from Bali to Maumere
  • Accommodations before and after cruise.

    November 27 " December 11th, 2013 (14 nights)
    Komodo (Maumere " Labuanbajo)

    Standard Package Includes:

  • 14 nights aboard the Dive Damai II
  • All meals, snacks, tea & coffee, soft drinks and beer
  • Free rental of all dive gear
  • Tanks and weights
  • Access to Backscatter pro photo instructor for imaging and technical support

  • Price:
    $8,050 Single cabin
    $7,350 Double / Twin cabin
    $8,750 Master Stateroom

    Additional costs:
  • Airfare to Bali, (DPS)
  • Airfare from Bali to Maumere, and from Labuanbajo to Bali
  • Accommodations before and after cruise.

    We hope you will join us on this incredible journey!




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