November 2012: one Free Special Event left to mark Minahasa Lagoon's 10th Birthday
Minahasa Lagoon Resort is celebrating its 10th anniversary since inception and to mark the occasion there will be two very different Birthday Party Packages, each offering many free extra activities. Book a minimum 7 nights All Inclusive Dive Package at Minahasa Lagoon/Eco Divers during any Party Week and come to join in the fun!
24 November-01 December - Learn Underwater Photography Week
Guest lecturers Takako Uno, Stephen Wong & Jason Isley
This is simply THE best opportunity this year in Asia to take your photo skills to the next level. World-renowned photo geniuses Takako Uno, Stephen Wong and Jason Isley will be sharing their secrets for free, through nightly workshops and presentations. This week is open to any and all, from beginner to accomplished photographer. The celebrations will be rounded off with a Gala Dinner & Birthday Party Night.
Minimum booking must be 7-night All Inclusive Dive Package
About our Guest Lecturers
Full time husband and wife marine photojournalists, Stephen Wong & Takako Uno's works have been published in over 20 countries and 100 individual journals & publications, including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife & GEO. Their works have appeared in more than 40 photo exhibitions, including Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History & Monterey Bay Aquarium. In 2009, both of them have been inducted as members of the prestigious "Ocean Artists Society".
Their images have received dozens of awards in international photo competitions, including four times in the renowned BBC Wildlife Photo Contests. Takako has discovered a number of new species: five Nudibranchs, one Octopus, one Snapping Shrimp & one Crab. Stephen has found one new species of Goby.
Stephen and Takako's images have appeared in over 80 books, including co-authorship of "Sipadan-Mabul Islands", "Celebrate the Sea" & "Gorontalo Hidden Paradise". The couple's signature publication, "An Ocean Odyssey", a 240-page wide blue pictorial anthology, has received broad international acclaim.
Jason Isley completed his divemaster course in Cairns, Australia in 1996 and then trained as an underwater cameraman. Towards the end of 1996 he left Australia to join Simon Christopher in Sabah, Malaysia and help create Scubazoo. Since then Jason has filmed and photographed extensively all over the world. During Jason's twelve year career as one of Scubazoo's senior cameramen he had many highlights such as overseeing the underwater logistics and filming for the two UK Survivor series and the Disney IMAX production Sacred Planet. He filmed on programmes such as Journeys of a Lifetime with Minnie Driver, Animal Planet's The Jeff Corwin Experience, Nick Baker's Weird Creatures and Perfect Predators for Discovery Channel's shark week.
Choosing to focus on his passion for underwater photography full time, in 2008 Jason stepped back from filming and is now the driving force behind Scubazoo's Publications division. He was pivotal in the production of Scubazoo's first coffee table book Sipadan-Mabul-Kapalai, Sabah's Underwater Treasure as well as Scubazoo's 2008 coffee table book reef which has been translated into 10 languages and gone on to sell over 150,000 copies worldwide. In 2010/11 he managed the production of Scubazoo's first self-published book MALDIVES - The Underwater Kingdom.
Jason's photographs and articles have been published in magazines and books around the world and his images have won several international awards.
Email email@example.com and be sure to book your place today!