Eco Divers Newsletter - February 2011
In your newsletter:
- Welcome to your February newsletter
- Still time to Buy One Get One Free! Stay before 31 March
- Underwater Festival Workshop, 02-11 Sept 2011
- Celebrate The Sea (CTS) Manado Shootout, 19-23 Sept 2011
- Lembeh Straits & Bunaken Workshop with Maria Munn
- What can the Digital Services Centre do for you?
- Want to know more about Eco Divers?
Welcome to your February newsletter
Welcome to our February Newsletter.
There's a reminder of our very special low-season offer, which still has until the end of March to run. The rest of this edition is dedicated to a focus on Underwater Photography.
To celebrate the recent launch of Eco Divers' Digital Centre, North Sulawesi's first dedicated photo/video centre, we're making sure that 2011 will shape up to be a great year for photographers with three exciting events already in our diary.
Read on and discover the great ways to join us in Photo Shoot-outs and Workshops. Lights. Camera. Action! Everyone is welcomed at all events, irrespective of your experience level. It's all about fun; and North Sulawesi's famous critters are waiting to be your perfect models.
Jim & Cary Yanny
Still time to Buy One Get One Free! Stay before 31 March
You still have time to make the most of this great value offer!
Stay before 31 March and for every dive and accommodation package you book,
we'll give you one FREE!
This offer must end 31 March and will not be repeated; this is a unique opportunity to get away for a dive holiday at unbeatable value.
Book today! Email email@example.com
Please note: This last minute offer is subject to availability and only applies to new bookings. It cannot be backdated onto existing bookings or taken in conjunction with any other special offers from Eco Divers, Lembeh Cottages or Kima Bajo. The discount applies only on the pre-booked dive packages. All in-resort purchases are full price.
Underwater Festival Workshop
02-11 Sept, 2011
The first ever Oceania Dive Expo takes place in Brisbane, Australia, this October. In connection with this special event, an Australasia-wide Shoot-Out, 2011 Underwater Festival, is taking place with the judging and awards ceremony happening during ODEX on 07-09 October. If you're interested in entering the competition, there are full details here.
As major sponsors of 2011 Underwater Festival, Eco Divers, Kima Bajo Resort, Lembeh Cottages and The Digital Centre want to assist Shoot-Out entrants to gain the very best chance of winning in the competition. Which is why we've decided to run a completely FREE photo workshop in Manado and Lembeh between 02 - 11 September. World-renowed underwater photographers will be on-hand to dive with you and to share their secrets of success. There's literally nothing extra to pay; just come and stay for as little or long as you like around those dates. Want to shoot wide-angle? Dive Bunaken by staying at Kima Bajo. More interested in macro? Then Lembeh Cottages is for you. Entering the portfolio competition? Maybe do a combo of Bunaken and Lembeh.
Book today and be in with a shot - firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate The Sea (CTS)
19-23 September, 2011, Manado Photo Shootout
This shootout competition is one of the main highlights of Celebrate the Sea 2011. Competitors stand the chance to win prestigious medals for Outstanding Achievement, Merit of Excellence awards and the coveted title for the ‘Most Influential Underwater Shoot Out Photographer 2011 with cash and holiday prize of USD 5000.
Joining the panel of speakers & judges, you will discover the splendour of underwater North Sulawesi. Oceanic walls, soft coral canyons, extensive coral meadows and intriguing muck dive locations offer unparalleled photographic opportunities found nowhere else in the world.
Join Eco Divers for our SHOOT OUT PACKAGE from 19-23 September. You can choose from a single location in either Bunaken or Lembeh or get the best of both worlds with a Combo Package for both. Prices start from just USD 692 per person per double/twin room and includes 4 nights accommodation in air-conditioned room, 3 days diving, with 11 dives as follows – 6 morning dives, 3 afternoon dives, 2 night dives , breakfast, lunch & dinner, tea, coffee, water & snacks, internet access, permits/entrance fees, tax & service and airport transfers. Note: The Combo Package offers a different dive combination.
Book your place today - it's going to be a superb experience - email email@example.com
Lembeh Straits & Bunaken Workshop with Maria Munn
27 November - 9 December, 2011
Come and join Maria Munn for an amazing 12 nights of critter shooting in Lembeh Straits and Bunaken Marine Park.
From 27 November - 4 December, you will stay at Lembeh Cottages where you will delve into the wonderful world of macro photography at its very best, taking in the stunning sites of the Lembeh Straits. Small groups ensure the maximum learning time and the Cottages now have their wonderful new outdoor lounge with a large TV to show off your pictures at the end of each day.
From 4 - 9 December, it's off for 5 nights at Kima Bajo Resort & Spa and spectacular diving off the walls of Bunaken Marine Park. Wide-angle techniques will be covered to take your underwater photography skills to perfection. Daily relaxed presentations are given as well as talks on Lightroom and PhotoShop.
Price (per person in USD, based on twin share) USD 2745
- 7 nights at Lembeh Cottages in air-conditioned room
- 5 nights at Kima Bajo Resort & Spa, in air-conditioned Kimez Studio Room
- 10 days diving (6 in Lembeh, 4 in Manado), with up to 3 guided day-dives per day, by boat, with cylinders & weights
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Free airport transfers and resort-resort transfer
- Hotel tax & service; Diving tax
Maria - solving your problems!
Maria has developed a unique way to help you master the art of your compact camera, whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced user looking to develop your techniques. She has run many successful workshops for the past 5 years helping over 10 course guests to achieve award-winning photographs.
The workshops are run in a fun and friendly way to gain great results fast. No more blue or out-of-focus pictures are guaranteed! You will learn all the different settings that your compact camera has and every participant will receive FREE tailor-made course material before the trip to help you get the best results possible before the trip. Maria will also send you a FREE copy of her new book “Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users” which features many photographs taken in both Lembeh Straits and Bunaken's Marine Park.
Course Requirements: You must be confident with your diving skills and have excellent buoyancy skills. If you would like to brush up on these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a refresher course before the course starts.
Please contact Maria at email@example.com beforehand to let her know what you would like to gain from the workshop and to receive both your FREE personal tips and a FREE copy of Maria's award-winning book.
What can the Digital Services Centre do for you?
The Digital Centre is now open at both Kima Bajo Resort & Spa and Lembeh Cottages. We are very grateful to award-winning Scubazoo for providing us with their wonderful consultancy support to ensure that we've provided everything we ought to.
Eco Divers' very own photo pro, Christian Loader, is here all year to teach you photography and videography, provide souvenir videos and help you with your rental needs. If you've got any questions about photography or videography for your upcoming dive holiday to North Sulawesi, you've come to the right place.
Find out more today - email firstname.lastname@example.org
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You'll find all you want to know about diving with Eco Divers and staying at Kima Bajo Resort and Lembeh Cottages. Or there again, you can always email us!