Passport to Paradise with Alex Tattersall and Ultimate Diving

Passport to Paradise with Alex Tattersall

Dr Alex Tattersall has teamed with Ultimate Diving to offer a fantastic Photography Workshop taking place at the amazing Lembeh Straits, Manado and Bangka Island. Alex is an very active and award winning underwater photographer and the founder of Underwater Visions. Being the importer and distributor of the excellent Nauticam range, Alex is in the perfect position to assist with both the technical and artistic elements of your underwater photography.

His enthusiasm for creatively capturing the underwater world and sharing his techniques and ideas with others has become the signature of his underwater photo workshops. On his trips, Alex carries an extensive bag of underwater toys for all to play with including fluo filters, close up lenses, light shaping devices, laser snoots, etc.

Alex’s Photography Workshops

Alex’s photo workshops are designed for the intermediate/advanced UW photographers and, alongside the exploration of ‘technical’ areas of photography such as exposures, compositions and camera settings, will impart how a greater understanding and sensitivity to the behaviour of marine life can enable anyone to take award winning photos.

Joining this trip will give you the opportunity to try some of the latest photo post-processing software to get the best final results from the shots you take. The workshop is open to anyone seriously interested in improving their photography skills in an informal, friendly and non-competitive environment.

Alex will be on hand every day throughout the day to offer individual advice about any aspects of your photography and you will finish each day with a discussion and constructive criticism of a selection of shots from each participant.

  • Day 1-2: Fly to Manado from the UK on 28th April 2019, departing Heathrow 09:15 arriving Manado 13:05 +1 (via Singapore) Transfer (approximately 1 hour) to the Murex Manado and check-in for your 4 night stay.
  • Day 3-5: 3 days diving at the Murex Dive Resort in Manado – Enjoy the classical wall diving of Bunaken a with up to 3 dives per day, with possible night diving available
  • Day 6: Diving transfer from the Murex Dive Resort in Manado to Murex Dive Resort in Bangka – Enjoy 2 wall dives en-route. Look out for dolphins on the way. Check-in at Murex Dive Resort in Bangka for 3 nights, afternoon at leisure
  • Day 7-9: 3 days diving at the Murex Dive Resort in Bangka – Up to 3 dives a day including stunning pinnacles and coral reefs, rich in diversity and colour
  • Day 10: Diving transfer from the Murex Dive Resort in Bangka to Lembeh Resort in the Lembeh Straight – Enjoy 2 reef dives en-route alongside stunning scenery. Check-in at Lembeh Resort for 5 nights, afternoon at leisure
  • Day 11-14: 4 days diving at the Lembeh Resort – Up to 3 dives a day exploring the weird and wonderful creatures in the critter capital of the world
  • Day 15: Transfer to the Airport (approximately 1 hour)Depart Manado 13:50 to the UK via Singapore, arriving Heathrow 05:55 on the 12th May 2019

Date in Resort: 29th April to 11th May 2019

Tour: 4 Nights Murex Manado -> 3 Nights Murex Bangka -> 5 Nights Lembeh Resort – 30 Guided Boat Dives with NITROX

Price: £2995 per person (excludes flights)

Deposit: £600 at the time of booking

Package Inclusions:

  • 4 Nights’ Accommodation in a Deluxe Cottage at Murex Manado
  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation in a Deluxe Beach Front Cottage at Murex Bangka
  • 5 Nights’ Accommodation in a Garden View Room
  • 30 Guided Boat Dives with NITROX (including 2 dives per boat transfer)
  • Arrival airport escort service (upon exiting terminal)
  • Round Trip Airport Transfers
  • Boat Transfers between Resorts with 2 dives on the way
  • All meals & snacks; free-flow drinking water, coffee & tea; taxes and Free Wi-Fi

Please note: The 30 dives are spread at all the 3 locations. You can do the dives whenever and at whichever location you would prefer. You can transfer the day dives into Night dives with surcharge of IDR 210,000 per person per night dive at Murex Resorts and IDR 250,000 per person per Night Dive in Lembeh.

Package Exclusions:

  • Airport departure tax
  • Tips
  • International flights

Trip options and upgrades for the duration of the trip:

  • Flights – Between £599 and £799 per person (Flights need to depart the UK on the 28/04/2019)
  • Single Supplement – £425
  • Upgrade to Deluxe Ocean View Cottage at Lembeh Resort – £350
  • Upgrade to Cliffside Suite at Lembeh Resort – £920

To book call 02086556452 or email [email protected]

Company Overview

Ultimate Diving arranges top quality diving holidays to over 35 destinations around the globe and offer a wide range of shore-based diving holidays, liveaboards and tailor-made dive trips including excursions. We are all experienced divers ourselves and understand what makes a supreme diving holiday. We choose our products selectively to create an extensive range of resort, hotel and diving options to suit our valued customers who are looking for that truly special diving holiday.

Our mission statement: “To be held in the highest regard by the customers of the diving holiday industry for offering safe, exciting diving holiday experiences using good quality partners whilst focusing on delivering excellent value for money and a personalised customer service”