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Dear Avid UW Photographers,

We're much honored to be able to offer you a fabulous Photography Workshop @ Manado/Lembeh with award winning UW photographer Mr. Aaron Wong.

Please kindly see Aaron's profile, Workshop/Accommodation details with promotions & Flight details below.
About Aaron Wong:

For over a decade, commercial photographer Aaron Wong has shot for fashion magazines, celebrity profiles, and advertising campaigns all over the world with clients like Leviís and Elle, and with celebrities like Gong Li and Mandy Moore.

No stranger to water, the native Singaporean has been going out to sea since he could remember. But it wasnít until 2004 that he took the plunge into the world of underwater photography. Since that momentous date, heís garnered several international underwater photography awards including BBC wildlife photographer, Our World Underwater, and Through the Lens.

In 2006 Aaron merged his two greatest passions by bringing fashion photography underwater in his ongoing "WATER.COLORS" project. Images from WATER.COLORS have won awards, fronted ad campaigns, and featured prominently in fashion magazines. Recently, Aaron had wrote a piece on his signature style of underwater photography and authored the guide to shooting sunbursts for the Dive Photo Guide technique section.

Aaron now divides his time between studio work and the exploration of Asia's tropical waters with Scuba Diver AA as their field editor, while dreaming of crazier ideas to shoot.

For more of Aaron Wong's photography please visit:
Workshop Details:

Workshop will be conducted over a 6 Days 5 Nights diving trip to both Manado & Lembeh(1 day).

With 12 (day) dives, there are ample opportunities for participants to test their underwater photographic skills by employing their own UW photography equipment. Aaron will be leading all workshop discussion everyday during the trip with participant's images.

Workshop will cover the following:

* Principle of Photography
* Understanding your Camera Equipment's limits
* Simple Shooting Skills
* UnderWater Etiquette
* Lighting Techniques (Aaron's Forte)
* Discussion on Framing a Shot & Image Composition
* Slide Show Discussion after Selecting Participant's Best Shots
* Simple Macro/Wide Angle Photoshop Skills


Twin Sharing Duplex Villa Room Accommodation @ Cocotinos Manado

~~~Cocotinos Manado is a boutique beach resort located within Wori Bay in the heart of Kima Bajo, a fishing village overlooking the Bunaken National Marine Park, world famous for its rich and astounding, wall and macro scuba diving.

A mere 25-minute drive from Manadoís Sam Ratulangi International Airport brings you to the resort, nestled on a chocolate-coloured beach in full view of Siladen Island and Manado Tua, a majestic dormant volcano across the Sulawesi Sea.

Through the use of selected hardwoods, stone, and other ecologically friendly building materials sourced from the region, the resort blends seamlessly with the surrounding village and coconut grove

At Cocotinos Manado, you will enjoy fabulous diving, spectacular sunsets, delicious local and international cuisine, and our signature warm and personal service service that is now much talked about among our loyal guests.

Besides Bunaken Marine Park, a 90-minute drive will bring you to Lembeh Straits on the other side of North Sulawesi, the "capital" of muck diving in the world~~~.
Workshop Package & Special Promotion:

Workshop Package @ US$1050/- only

Package Rate above Include:-

* 12 Dives based on 3 guided Boat Dives a Day (Tanks & Weights Provided)
* Return Manado, Sam Ratulangi Airport/Resort Transfer
* Twin Sharing Duplex Villa Room Accommodation @ Cocotinos Manado
* Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Meal Plan
* Tea- Time Snacks with Coffee & Tea Every Afternoon after Dives
* One Day of Diving @ Lembeh with Return Transfer
* Workshop Fee

Package Rate Above Essentially Excludes:-

* All Airfares (please see flight details below)
* UnderWater Photography Equipment
* All Equipment Necessary for Diving except Tanks, Weights & Belt
* Bunaken Marine Park Fee & All Other Park Fee(s) if Applicable
* Gratuity
* Additional Diving Excursions
* All Other Consumptions Besides Served during Standard Meals as Included
* All Other Items NOT Mentioned as Included

Package Promotion:

* One Free Night @ Odyssea House Reefs - Min 2 to Dive OR 45 mins Laleina Spa Traditional Massage Per Person for all Signed Up Participants.

* 10% Discount on All UW Photography Equipment @ Divers Outfitter for all Signed Up Participants.
Flight Details:

* 17th September 2010

Departing on SilkAir Flight No. MI 274 - ETD @ 0925 / ETA @ 1305

* 22nd September 2010

Arriving on SilkAir Flight No. MI 273 - ETD @ 1350 / ETA @ 1705

SilkAir is currently having a flight promotion, above return flight tickets are going for S$405/-. If keen on the above workshop package, please kindly book your flight tickets as soon as possible.

For more information & further enquiries, please kindly write us at OR call us @ +65 6222 3257.

Hope to be hearing from you soon.

*Trip Arrange By Arena Travel Pte Ltd (TA1792)
+65 6222 3257