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Join Alex Mustard and Scuba Travel in 2017 on a liveaboard for an Underwater Photography Workshop in Cuba



underwater photography workshop

Scuba Travel new logoAlex Mustard continually raises the bar in underwater photography and divers travel from all over the globe to learn from the master himself.

2017 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for worldwide workshops with Alex. In addition to his regular Red Sea summer events, Alex will be jetting off to Cuba in August.

“I have long been excited about running a workshop in Cuba,” says Alex. “Now with the launch of the Jardines Aggressor in summer 2016, there is an international quality liveaboard experience to match the diving.”

Your adventure starts in Havana for 2 nights before you jump on board your luxury liveaboard for 7 nights.  There’s never been a better time to dive Cuba.  This is virgin territory with vast swathes of pristine reefs, steep walls and caves. Expect to find a healthy shark population and huge schools of fish. The stunning viz makes it ideal for underwater photographers. The trip has also been timed to coincide with potential mass coral spawning. Alex will be on hand throughout with nightly presentations, image reviews and 1:1 tuition.  This trip is fully available to all nationalities, including US citizens through the Cuba Travel Program. There is no minimum camera requirement, although the trip is aimed at enthusiastic underwater photographers.

The workshop runs from 10 -19th August 2017.  Your holiday package includes all meals and accommodation for 9 nights, 2 full days land activities in Havana, transfers, all diving, prepaid park & conservation fees and Alex Mustard’s workshop. For UK divers, the cost per person is £4750 in a deluxe or £4950 in a master cabin. Flights are excluded, but Scuba Travel is able to add flight arrangements from the UK.

  • Thursday 10th August: Arrive Havana. Transfers from Havana José Martí International Airport to Iberostar Parque Central Hotel in Havana.
  • Friday 11th August: Meeting with Cuban scientists and biologists speaking on ocean conservation and research, visit to Fortress of El Morro, Habana Vieja, lunch and dinner at a local Cuban restaurant.
  • Saturday 12th August: Transfer from Havana to Jucaro for boarding of the Jardines Aggressor liveaboard (5 – 6 hour drive, lunch included)
  • Sunday 13th – Friday 18th August: Diving Jardines de la Reina, Underwater Photography workshop with Dr Alex Mustard and meeting with Cuban biologists
  • Saturday 19th August: Disembarkation and transfer to Havana International Airport (Arrival at the airport will be at approximately midday)

See Scuba Travel’s website for all of Alex’s 2017 trips released so far here.

Call 0800 072 8221 or email today to book your space – there will be no more than 19 participants on this trip so don’t delay.


Nauticam announce NA-A7C Housing for Sony a7C Camera



Sony’s latest full frame mirrorless camera, the a7C offers the underwater image maker one of the most compact and travel friendly full frame systems available on the market today.  The a7C features Sony’s latest stellar autofocus and a much improved battery life thanks to its use of the larger Z series battery. The BIONZ X processor delivers superb low-light performance and faster image processing. For video shooters, the a7C features internal UHD 4K capture in the wide-dynamic range HLG image profile at up to 30p.

Nauticam has housed more mirrorless cameras, and more Sony E Mount cameras than any other housing manufacturer. This experience results in the most evolved housing line with broadest range of accessories available today.

Pioneering optical accessories elevate performance to a new level. Magnifying viewfinders, the sharpest super macro accessory lenses ever made, and now the highest quality water contact wide angle lenses (the WWL-1B and WACP-1) combine with the NA-A7C housing to form a complete imaging system.

Nauticam is known for ergonomics, and an unmatched experience. Key controls are placed at the photographer’s fingertips. The housing and accessories are light weight, and easy to assemble. The camera drops in without any control presetting, and lens port changes are effortless.

NA-A7C features an integrated handle system. This ergonomic style provides exceptional control access, even with thick gloves, with ideal placement of the shutter release and a thumb-lever to actuate the AF-ON button from the right handle.

Nauticam build quality is well known by underwater photographers around the globe. The housing is machined from a solid block of aluminum, then hard anodized making it impervious to salt water corrosion. Marine grade stainless and plastic parts complete the housing, and it is backed by a two year warranty against manufacturing defects.

For more information in the UK visit the Nauticam website by clicking here.

For more information in the USA visit the Nauticam website by clicking here.

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BLUE EARTH – Future Frogmen Podcast Series – The Next Generation of Ocean Stewards: Lauren Brideau



A series of conservation educational podcasts from Future Frogmen, introduced by Jeff Goodman.

The Next Generation of Ocean Stewards: Lauren Brideau

We have a new host, Dr. Colleen Bielitz, and today we’ll be interviewing a recent college graduate as part of our once-a-month episode that focuses on students: the next generation of conservationists, researchers, and activists.

What are the next generation of ocean stewards doing to protect our Blue Earth? Join us as we find out by speaking to Lauren Brideau, a recent graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. Lauren started as an undeclared major but soon found her calling, now she is part of a research team conserving life below water.  She is a prime example that if you want to defend our oceans and the creatures that depend on the sea to survive, now is the time to become part of the solution.

Richard E Hyman Bio

Richard is the Chairman and President of Future Frogmen.

Born from mentoring and love of the ocean, Richard is developing an impactful non-profit organization. His memoir, FROGMEN, details expeditions aboard Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s famed ship Calypso.

Future Frogmen, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and public charity that works to improve ocean health by deepening the connection between people and nature. They foster ocean ambassadors and future leaders to protect the ocean by accomplishing five objectives.

You can find more episodes and information at and on most social platforms @futurefrogmen.


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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email to book your spot!

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