Photography with Lars Kirkegaard - Puerto Galera - April 2022

International photo trip with Lars Kirkegaard. Dive the beautiful coral reefs of the Philippines with lots of life, wrecks and world class macro!

Rejseperiode

1st April - 11th April 2022

Varighed

11 days

Kalender

Best season for weather and diving in the Philippines

Highlights

Grouptrip for all who are interested in photography & video
Fra
19.999,00 DKK

(Inkl. fly)

Jeg er interesseret i Photography with Lars Kirkegaard - Puerto Galera - April 2022

Når nedenstående er udfyldt og sendt, vil en af vores rejseagenter kontakte dig.

Du er altid velkommen til at ringe til rejseafdelingen, alle hverdage mellem 10-18, på: 33138383

General info

Photo trip to the Philippines / Puerto Galera with Lars Kirkegaard

This diving holiday takes place in collaboration with Lars Kirkegaard and offers a unique journey to the Philippines focusing on photo & video. Lars Kirkegaard is one of Scandinavia's most experienced underwater photographers and teachers, holds lectures and workshops every year and participates as a judge in photo competitions.

About the photo trip

The trip is for people with a particular interest in photography and film shooting and it’s aimed at anyone who wants to learn how to improve their underwater photography in an informal, friendly and non-competitive environment.

Lars will be helpful every day throughout the trip and ready with good advice. The level of knowledge is high, and the trip is for anyone who wants to combine learning with diving. It doesn’t matter as whether you only have a GoPro or an old camera as it is the person behind the camera that is most important to Lars and his team.
The whole trip is intended to "be a good holiday" and to get the best pictures. It is our experience that it will make it easier for you to precisely achieve that when you are around a lot of people who all have that same goal. All enthusiasts are welcome!

About Lars Kirkegaard

Lars has taken underwater pictures for more than 25 years and has a background as Commercial Studio Photographer and Graphic Management expert. Besides doing a lot of TV work for both Danish and German channels, he also owns his own online store, FOTOGRAFIT.eu, where he sells underwater photo equipment all over Europe.

During the last 10 years, Lars has also held underwater photo courses throughout the Nordic region. He has previously arranged several photo tours – a number of those with some of the world's most recognized underwater photographers, such as. Alex Mustard, Keri Wilks and the Norwegian macro expert Christian Skauge.

World class macro and lots of wide angle

Puerto Galera used to be a small fishing village, but the area around is now declared marine reserve, to protect and maintain the diverse marine life.

The diving offers beautiful coral reefs with a large fishing life and is also known for no less than world-class macro diving with all the smaller creatures such as: octopus, toadfish, nudibranchs and seahorses of all sizes. In addition, you can look forward to diving on the wreck that lies only a few minutes from our diving resort as well as everything from vertical coral walls to large beautiful coral blocks that together make up a beautiful and varied underwater landscape for anyone looking for beautiful tropical diving. The diving is generally easy and with more than 30 dive sites within only 15min there are plenty of good experiences in lovely warm and blue water.

Program of your photo and diving trip


Day 1: Departure from Denmark.
Day 2: Arrival in Manila. After approx. 3 hours drive and boat trip we arrive at our delicious diving resort and can relax with a swim in the pool.
Day 3-7: Five diving days with up to 5 guided dives / day incl. night dive (up to 25 dives)
Day 8: Day trip to Verde Island with 3 dives & BBQ on the beach.
Day 9: The day is for free use. More diving, sightseeing, relaxation ... you decide.
Day 10: After a fun morning, we go to Manila and fly home.
Day 11: Arrival in Denmark

Diving - 6 diving days with up to 29 dives

We have included 6 days with up to 5 dives / day incl. night dive. One of the days include a day trip to Verde Island - which is a must-dive on your diving trip to Puerto Galera.

Puerto Galera - dive with more than 1700 fish species

Over 30 dive sites within only 15min boat trip. The area is known for its large species diversity with everything from great schools of fish to world-class macro diving and in the marine reserve over 1736 different fish species have been observed. Puerto Galera also offers a beautiful and varied underwater landscape where you can dive on everything from coral walls to large beautiful coral blocks in both deep and low water. The area is ideal for experienced as well as beginners.

Verde Island & Canyons - experience great schools of sweetlips and barracuda

This offers some of the best diving in the area and it’s a must-dive on your diving trip to Puerto Galera. These signature dives allow you to experience great schools of everything from sweetlips to barracuda and trevally at "The Canyons". You can look forward to a day trip to the nearby "Verde Island" which offers great beautiful coral walls and giant schools. Between the dives we relax with a delicious BBQ on the island. These dive sites requires an advanced certificate.

World-class macro life - seahorses, octopuses and nudibranchs

Year after year, underwater photographers from all over the world are returning to Mindoro because of the extraordinary macro life found here. There are pygmy seahorses, common seahorses, giant seahorses, a myriad of different cephalopods, nudibranchs, crustaceans, squid and lots of different toad fish, all of which are so well camouflaged that you almost think they have dressed for costume party. The area probably offers the very best macro diving in the Philippines.

Wreck dive with frogfish and scorpion fish

You can also look forward to wreck dives. "Wrecks of Sabang" is a special dive of 18 meters which is definitely worth a visit on your holiday to Mindoro. Here you dive on 3 smaller wrecks located within a small area, but with a rich fish life and good chance to see frogfish, batfish and scorpion fish. The recent wreck of "Alma Jane" was sunk in 2003 and is located at 30 meters just off the coast. The wreck has quickly become the home for a lot of fish with good schools.

Good visibility & lovely temperatures

In March you can expect approx. 20m visibility and a water temperature of about 26 degrees celsius.

Accommodation - Luxury diving resort right on the beach

On this photo trip we stay at the Atlantis Dive Resort, located right down to the water in the small town of Sabang and only a few miles from Puerto Galera. Atlantis is perhaps the area's best dive resort of high standard with a well-functioning photo equipment room and the resort's own "Restaurant Toko" known for really delicious food. You are in the middle of a large selection of restaurants and shops, but inside the resort is peaceful and there’s a good diving atmosphere. We live in lovely deluxe rooms.

Stay surrounded by beautiful beaches and palm trees

The area around Puerto Galera is surrounded by beach, sea, mango trees, coconut and banana palms and offers much more than all the great diving we have planned the group trip. You can also look forward to jungle treks and swims in waterfalls for example.

Atlantis Dive Resort - Puerto Galera

Roligt luksuriøst dykkerresort i Puerto Galera og perfekt designet til UV-fotografer

Vis detaljer

Atlantis Dive Resort - Puerto Galera

Generelt

Hér får du luksus og høj komfort i verdensklasse på et resort som ikke ses andre steder. Atlantis Dive Resort er på en smuk måde bygget ind i bjergsiden og omgivet af en frodig tropisk skov lige ned til stranden. Mange rejseguider kalder dette for et af de allerbedste resorts i Filippinerne, som en sand rolig og luksuriøs oase midt i Puerto Galera. Også kaldet "The Flintstone House" blandt kendinge. Atlantis Dive Resort byder også på nogle af de absolut bedste faciliteter, især for entusiaster indenfor UV-foto, og der er kælet for enhver detalje. Alle værelserne er unikke hver især og, bogstaveligt talt, hugget i sten. Restauranten "Toko's" kræser også for dig med deres "fine dining". Hér får du virkelig gourmet mad på den helt store klinge, med retter fra hele verden og en ugentlig Mongolian Wok buffet. Derudover er det også hér du får byens bedste kaffe (med alt fra espresso til cafe latte og cappucino) og kulørte cocktails til at afslutte en perfekt dykkerdag. Der er en grund til at "Toko's" i Lonely Planets guidebog bliver kaldt for "world class cuisine".

Derudover er Puerto Galera selvfølgelig også kendt for de utallige dykkersteder der ligger lige ud for resortet og her finder du en utrolig diversitet i undervandslivet, der er svær at finde andre steder. Der dykkes op til 5 gange om dagen, og hér på Atlantis Dive Resorts er alle dykkerguiderne håndplukkede og særligt udvalgte for deres fremragende evne til at finde selv de mest usynlige skabninger. Alle guiderne er Filippinere og har ofte mangeårige erfaringer ved de lokale rev. Snyd heller ikke dig selv for en dagstur til Verde Island, som er et mekka for koraller og fiskeliv samt ikke mindst massivt makroliv.

Værelser

40 værelser og suiter, air-condition, minibar, tv, safetybox, kaffe og te station, wifi, dvd. Flere af værelserne har en lille terrasse/patio, og alle suiterne har en balkon/tagterrasse med fremragende havudsigt. Flere af værelserne kan huse op til 3-4 personer, og der er ligeledes Family Rooms med soveværelse til forældre + 2 børn i tilstødende afdeling. Alle værelser og suiter er store og rummelige med en helt fantastisk og dekorativ indretning.

Faciliteter

Pool, Gourmet Restaurant, Strandbar, Spa & Welness, Butik, Fotoudstyrsrum, 5 stjernet PADI dykkercenter, masser af ture og udflugter og meget meget mere.

Fotoudstyrsrum

Atlantis Dive Resort er særligt populært blandt UV-fotografer, og det er der en grund til. Her på resortet bliver man som UV-fotograf nemlig særligt forkælet med et rum kun for fotografer og deres udstyr. Rummet ligger lige ned til vandet, og er airconditioneret for at holde udstyret tørt og køligt i den tropiske varme. Samtidigt er der hele 30 opbevaringsrum samt omkring 12-15 arbejdsstationer. Der er ligeledes flere opladningsstik fordelt rundt på arbejdsstationerne samt faciliteter til rensning samt skiftning af feks O-ringe. Derudover er der også en disk med 2 PC'ere med internet til gennemsyn og evt uploading af billeder. Atlantis Dive Resort er dermed det helt rigtige resort, hvis du er UV-fotograf med meget udstyr som kræver særlig opmærksomhed.

Departure & prices - photo tour to the Philippines with Lars Kirkegaard

Included:

- Flight (return): Kastrup - Manila (or departure from an airport near you)

- Lars Kirkegaard as a tour guide

- 8 nights in deluxe room with bath / toilet & A/C

- 6 days with up to 5 guided boat dives / day (up to 29 dives)

- Day trip to Verde Island with 3 dives and BBQ on the island (as one of the above diving days)

- Night dive

- Breakfast every day

- Drinking water at the resort

- All transfers in the Philippines

- Tanks & weights

- Fee for the Travel Guarantee Fund

- Full package trip (Advantages of the ‘package travel law and the Travel Guarantee Fund’)

Not included:

- Additional expenses from flights elsewhere than from Kastrup (we are happy to help with this)

- Unspecified activities

- Nitrox

- Drinks

- Equipment rental

- Visa & insurance

- Local airport taxes (approx. 20 USD)

Film of the diving near Puerto Galera

Atlantis Dive Resort and the diving around Puerto Galera


Slideshow from Puerto Galera


Movie clips from Puerto Galera


Practical information about your photo tour

Below we have summed up more details about what makes this trip very special.

How the trip will work

This trip is not a workshop, but a regular diving holiday with the overall theme: Photo, video, light and editing. The diving at Puerto Galera makes it easy to work with the camera, and the guides are really good at finding special animals, so you will always have new challenges and animals to work with. The location is perfect for this purpose so even if you have been here before, don’t let that stop you and this will be a whole new experience.

During the week there will be several sessions where we evaluate pictures and talk about some of the questions and issues that may arise. This gives you a unique opportunity to collaboratively improve your knowledge, learn how to use your camera while having a great trip. There will be different nationalities participating in the tour, so the sessions will be in English, but we can certainly hold some smaller sessions for just a few if there is a need for this.

Which camera do I need?

Everyone is welcome and for us it doesn’t matter what type of camera you use. Whether you have a GoPro or an old camcorder, we’ll figure it out! The team is more interested in the person behind the camera.

It is a good idea to bring a laptop, as we are going to do a lot of editing in the evening. It’s at this time you’ll get feedback from both Lars and the other divers during the holidays.

Rejsen kort fortalt

Egnet til begyndere
Koralrev
Store dyr
Vragdykning
Snorkling
Hvorfor vælge Kingfish
  • Alle vores rejsemål har vi selv besøgtAlle vores rejsemål har vi selv besøgt
  • Rejser tilpasset jeres ønsker og drømmeRejser tilpasset jeres ønsker og drømme
  • Engageret rådgivning af passionerede dykkereEngageret rådgivning af passionerede dykkere

Har du brug for hjælp?

Kontakt os

Har du spørgsmål til nyt udstyr, dit næste dykkerkursus eller vil du ud at rejse? Vores ekspert team sidder klar til at hjælpe dig. 

Ring op Send email

Spring køen over!

Book en tid til rådgivning der passer dig og vi står klar til at hjælpe. Har du lyst til at komme forbi på Scandiagade til en personlig samtale, eller måske ønsker du at vi ringer dig op på et bestemt tidspunkt. Det er op til dig, vi er klar!

Vi fandt andre produkter du måske kan lide!

Lær at dykke med Kingfish

Anbefalet dykker erfaring

PADI Open Water certifikat (eller tilsvarende). Ca. 10 loggede dyk. Dertil skal du have dykket indenfor 6 mdr. før afrejsedato eller eventdato.

Se mere om PADI Open Water kurset