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Lady Elliot Island – Underwater Photography & Freediving

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$4,385$3,480

7th June to 12th June 2020

Lady Elliot Island is located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ‘Green Zone’, the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 different  marine species including mantas, dolphins, turtles, and even whales that passes through during the months between May and October. The water surrounding the island has fantastic clarity with unspoilt coral reef that is renowned to be one of the best spots in Australia for snorkelling and scuba diving, with excellent visibility and bright sunny sky that makes
it perfect for underwater photography. Not only home to marine life, the island attracts a fascinating mix of vegetation, birds and other wildlife, from octopus bushes, cassuarinas, pisonia and other herbs and shrubs, to numerous birds such as buff banded rails, ruddy ternstones, silvereyes, and even frigate birds.

This island has just one Resort, an award winning Eco Resort with excellent facilities for our guests to enjoy a comfortable stay under their state of the art solar panel design that generates almost 100% of energy entirely by the sun.  There are a limited amount of people allowed on the island each day to ensure minimal impact to the environment and a premium experience is provided to all participants. Maximum spot for this tour is 6, so book your spots early!

Kohei is an international award winning photographer from Japan, specialising in freediving and underwater photography. He picked up his first camera in 2014 when he quit his job at Google to travel the world, capturing images along that way that won him 1st place at the 2016 Sony Alpha Art House Competition. This helped him get his first underwater housing as well as a trip to Tonga to swim with whales, a perfect gift for someone who was already a passionate freediver with an obsession for the ocean.

Since then he’s won multiple awards with numerous work published locally and abroad. Most recently in 2019 he was awarded IPA Sports Photographer of the Year, as well as 2nd place at the Sony World Photography Awards with his work on freediving. Today he continues to spread the beauty of the ocean and the intricacy of this sport as a freedive instructor, freedive photographer and athlete, inspiring more people to get in and start exploring, not only deep into the ocean, but deep within themselves.

 

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Diving, Freediving, Underwater
    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    • Group Size Small Group
      6
    All about the Lady Elliot Island – Underwater Photography & Freediving.

    SIGNATURE HIGHLIGHTS

    ● Swim in the Great Barrier Reef with unspoilt coral reef in crystal clear waters
    ● Photograph Manta Rays, dolphins, turtles, and if we are lucky, Whales!
    ● Learn how to hold your breath longer, and take a crash course in freediving
    ● Glass Bottom Boat Tour + Night Tour with with UV lights
    ● Daily bird photography as well as astrophotography opportunities at night
    ● Sunset cruise

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    ● 5 nights accommodation in private room with aircon and private bathroom (twin-sharing basis)
    ● Return Domestic flights from Hervey Bay to Lady Elliot Island
    ● Full buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
    ● Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit)
    ● All national park admission and conservation fees
    ● Freediving lesson (theory + practical)
    ● Snorkel lesson (if required)
    ● Glass bottom boat/guided snorkelling tours
    ● Environmental management & conservation fees

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    ● International flight (return) to Hervey Bay, Australia
    ● Excess baggage fees (if applicable)
    ● Visa processing fees (if applicable)
    ● Cancellation, baggage or medical insurance
    ● Comprehensive personal travel insurance
    ● Mobile network or internet data connection on the island
    ● Any damage or loss of loaned cameras and other equipment
    ● Any additional items not listed in the above itinerary

    1. Day 1 (L, D) 7th June 2020

      ● Meet at Hervey Bay airport at 9:30am (the flight is at 10.30am and check in is half an
      hour before, please don’t be late!)
      ● Take Scenic flight over to Lady Elliot Island and look out for whales!
      ● Introductory briefing of the Island by resort staff
      ● Check-in to rooms
      ● Buffet Lunch
      ● Briefing, followed by introduction to Freediving & Underwater Settings
      ● Afternoon dive from shore OR Glass Bottom Boat Snorkel (depending on tide)
      ● Afternoon Lightroom Editing Session
      ● Sunset Photography
      ● Buffet Dinner (weather permitting)
      ● Astrophotography (weather permitting)

    2. Day 2 (B, L, D) 8th June 2020

      ● Morning Dive in reef from shore
      ● Buffet Breakfast
      ● Bird watching/Photography
      ● Buffet Lunch
      ● Afternoon dive from shore OR Glass Bottom Boat Snorkel (depending on tide)
      ● Afternoon Lightroom Editing Session
      ● Sunset Photography
      ● Buffet Dinner
      ● Night Boat Tour (Weather & sea conditions permitting)
      ● Astrophotography (weather permitting)

    3. Day 3 (B, L, D) 9th June 2020

      ● Morning Dive in reef from shore
      ● Buffet Breakfast
      ● Afternoon dive from shore or Snorkel Safari (shark/manta/turtles)
      ● Buffet Lunch
      ● Bird watching or Low Tide Beach Walk
      ● Afternoon Lightroom Editing Session
      ● Advanced Freediving Techniques for Underwater Photography Class
      ● Buffet Dinner
      ● Sunset cruise (Weather & sea conditions permitting)

    4. Day 4 (B, L, D) 10th June 2020

      ● Morning Dive in reef from shore
      ● Buffet Breakfast
      ● Afternoon dive from shore or Snorkel Safari (shark/manta/turtles)
      ● Buffet Lunch
      ● Bird watching or Low Tide Beach Walk
      ● Afternoon Lightroom Editing Session
      ● Buffet Dinner
      ● Sunset cruise (Weather & sea conditions permitting)

    5. Day 5 (B, L, D) 11th June 2020

      ● Morning Dive in reef from shore
      ● Buffet Breakfast
      ● Buffet Lunch
      ● Afternoon Editing Session
      ● Buffet Dinner
      ● Sunset cruise (Weather & sea conditions permitting)

    6. Day 6 (B) 12th June 2020

      ● Morning Dive in reef from shore
      ● Buffet Breakfast
      ● Scenic flight to Hervey Bay at 9:30am
      ● End of trip briefing and farewell at airport
      ● International Departure – the earliest flight back to Singapore is at 12pm noon, followed by 3pm.

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    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

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