Photography Tours & Workshops

Welcome to Scubabo, the ultimate destination for photography enthusiasts looking to explore the mesmerizing underwater world. As part of our commitment to providing exceptional experiences, we are thrilled to offer a range of photography courses and workshops that will elevate your skills to new depths.

Photography Workshop (2 hours)

Underwater Lens

*This workshop is subject to change based on the knowledge and skill level of the participant*

Our first workshop, held at the Scubabo dive center, is a comprehensive two-hour session focusing on the general basics of photography. Led by our expert instructors, you’ll learn essential techniques and principles to capture stunning images beneath the surface. All workshops and courses include the use of our professional cameras.

  • Introduction and theory – Learn about the equipment and techniques of underwater photography
  • Camera settings – Our expert will guide you through understanding aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and more, ensuring you have a solid foundation for your future endeavors
  • Composition and lighting – Learn how to position yourself, frame your shots, and utilize natural and artificial light to create stunning visual narratives. We will dive into the basics of strobe use and how to avoid backscatter 
  • Techniques and tips – Our expert photographer will give you a wealth of knowledge on ways to enhance your underwater photography skills
  • Post production – Discover how to enhance colors, adjust exposure, and make your images truly pop using popular editing software. Our expert will provide guidance on workflow and best practices
  • Q&A and Discussion: Engage in an interactive Q&A session where you can clarify any doubts and delve deeper into specific topics of interest.
Classroom & Pool Workshop for Stunning Underwater Photography (full day)

Dive & Click

Dive into the fascinating realm of underwater photography and embark on a transformative journey with our immersive one-day workshop. Designed for both aspiring and experienced photographers, this comprehensive program offers a unique blend of classroom learning and practical application, providing you with the essential skills and knowledge to capture stunning underwater images.

Morning Classroom Session:

The workshop begins with a captivating morning session held in a comfortable and inspiring classroom environment. Led by our expert underwater photographer and content creator, you’ll dive deep into the theory, techniques, and best practices of underwater photography. Through engaging presentations, live demonstrations, and interactive discussions, you’ll gain a solid foundation in underwater photography principles, enabling you to understand the unique challenges and opportunities presented beneath the surface

Topics covered: 

  • Equipment essentials
  • Composition and lighting
  • Underwater techniques
  • Post production editing
Afternoon Pool Session:

After a scrumptious lunch break, the workshop transitions to the practical application phase as we move to a controlled aquatic setting in our pool that we have modified for underwater photography. Equipped with underwater props, the pool serves as an ideal environment to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. Under the guidance of our experienced instructor, you’ll have the opportunity to explore various underwater scenarios, experiment with different techniques, and refine your skills. You’ll receive personalized feedback and guidance throughout the practical session, ensuring you gain confidence and proficiency in capturing mesmerising underwater photographs.

Join us for this transformative one-day workshop and unlock your full potential as an underwater photographer.

Underwater photography tour (full day)

Capture the Reef

For a more immersive experience, join our full-day workshop aboard the vessel, Reef Experience, accompanied by our professional photographer. This exclusive session combines in-water photography with post-production editing guidance, ensuring you master the art of capturing and refining breathtaking underwater shots. As an added bonus, this one-day course includes a prestigious certification through SSI (Scuba Schools International) as an underwater photographer, validating your newfound expertise.

Our expertly crafted itinerary ensures a comprehensive learning experience combined with practical hands-on sessions. Get ready for a day filled with exploration, creativity, and the art of capturing stunning underwater images.

  • Full day experience on a large vessel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Use of our professional camera, housing, strobes and equipment(or you can bring your own)
  • Lunch on board
  • SSI Underwater Photographer Certification
  • In water photography training (up to 2 dives or snorkels)
  • Post production editing training  (using our macbook and lightroom software)
  • Tips and techniques to improve your photography skills

7:30 AM – Meet at the Reef Experience Boat: Begin your day of photographic discovery by meeting our team of professionals at the Reef Experience vessel, where an exciting adventure awaits.

8:00 AM – Depart the Jetty: Head out to the reef and embark on a journey that will transform your photography skills. Our knowledgeable instructor will commence the workshop by providing you with a solid foundation in the basics of underwater photography, ensuring you understand the fundamental principles and techniques required to capture exceptional images.

10:00 AM – Dive into the Water with Our Experts: Equipped with newfound knowledge, it’s time to apply what you’ve learned. Under the guidance of our expert photographer and dive instructor, immerse yourself in the underwater world. Whether diving or snorkeling, you’ll have the opportunity to explore different photography styles, including macro and wide-angle, to capture the mesmerizing marine life.

11:30 AM – Surface Interval and Photo Editing: After an exhilarating session in the water, take a break to regroup and prepare for the next phase of the workshop. Join us in the comfort of the boat’s designated area as we delve into the art of post-production. Learn how to import your photos into Lightroom and embark on a workshop dedicated to editing techniques. Discover the secrets behind transforming your raw captures into stunning, vibrant images that truly showcase the underwater world.

12:00 PM – Lunch on Board: Savour a delicious onboard lunch as you recharge and connect with fellow participants. Share stories, insights, and experiences, fostering a sense of camaraderie among fellow photography enthusiasts.

1:00 PM – Optional In-Water Practice: For those eager to continue refining their skills, you have the option to dive back into the water and practice capturing more captivating images. Utilize the guidance and feedback of our expert instructor to further enhance your underwater photography abilities.

2:00 PM – Continued Photo Editing and Advanced Techniques: Return to the editing station for a deeper exploration of post-production techniques. Delve into advanced topics such as white balancing, colour correction, and file management. Gain invaluable insights and insider tips that will elevate your editing process and transform your images into masterpieces.

At the end of this immersive workshop, you will emerge as a more confident and skilled underwater photographer, equipped with a range of techniques and knowledge to capture stunning images that will leave a lasting impression. 

Diving and Photography Workshop Masterclass (2 days)

Depth & Focus

For those seeking a deeper dive into the world of underwater photography, our two-day, one-night masterclass is the perfect choice. Embark on an unforgettable journey aboard our boat, spending two full days immersed in both practical shooting exercises and comprehensive theory sessions. Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, you’ll refine your technical skills, explore advanced techniques, and delve into the intricacies of composition and storytelling. This masterclass also encompasses post-production editing sessions, ensuring your final images are truly remarkable. At the culmination of the course, you’ll receive a prestigious SSI certification as an underwater photographer, further enhancing your professional credentials.

  • Two full days on a large liveaboard vessel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Use of our professional camera, housing, strobes and equipment (or you can bring your own)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner on board
  • SSI Underwater Photographer Certification
  • In water photography training (up to 6 dives)
  • Post production editing training (using our macbook and lightroom software)
  • Tips and techniques to improve your photography skills
  • Use of our dive equipment (or can bring your own)

Our philosophy

At Scubabo, we believe in empowering photographers of all levels to capture the wonders of the underwater realm. Join us for our photography courses and workshops, and unlock the secrets to capturing awe-inspiring images beneath the waves.

Feeling Creative?


Unlock your potential as an underwater photographer with our diving internship program! Designed for those who already hold an open water certification, our program teaches you everything you need to know to become a professional underwater photographer.

But that’s not all – we also teach you the ins and outs of diving, so that you can acquire your dive master certification and take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive deep and explore the beauty of the underwater world while developing valuable photography and diving skills! 

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