28th April 2019

12 Nights

Walls, Reefs & Macro

From £2995

Passport to Paradise with Alex Tattersall

Dr Alex Tattersall has teamed with Ultimate Diving to offer a fantastic Photography Workshop taking place at the amazing Lembeh Straits, Manado and Bangka Island. Alex is a very active and award-winning underwater photographer and the founder of Underwater Visions.

Tour Price

  • Excluding flights twin share from £2995
  • Deposit: £600 at the time of booking
  • Flights – Between £599 and £799 per person (Flights need to depart the UK on the 28/04/2019)
  • Single Supplement – £425
  • Upgrade to Deluxe Ocean View Cottage at Lembeh Resort – £350 per person
  • Upgrade to Cliffside Suite at Lembeh Resort – £920 per person

Additional Information

Alex’s photo workshops are designed for the intermediate/advanced UW photographers and, alongside the exploration of ‘technical’ areas of photography such as exposures, compositions and camera settings, will impart how a greater understanding and sensitivity to the behaviour of marine life can enable anyone to take award winning photos. Being the importer and distributor of the excellent Nauticam range, Alex is in the perfect position to assist with both the technical and artistic elements of your underwater photography.

His enthusiasm for creatively capturing the underwater world and sharing his techniques and ideas with others has become the signature of his underwater photo workshops. On his trips, Alex carries an extensive bag of underwater toys for all to play with including fluo filters, close up lenses, light shaping devices, laser snoots, etc.

Joining this trip will give you the opportunity to try some of the latest photo post-processing software to get the best final results from the shots you take. The workshop is open to anyone seriously interested in improving their photography skills in an informal, friendly and non-competitive environment.

Alex will be on hand every day throughout the day to offer individual advice about any aspects of your photography and you will finish each day with a discussion and constructive criticism of a selection of shots from each participant.

We have limited places available on this itinerary therefore it is recommended that you book early. Call us today to reserve your place.


Itinerary Overview

Fly to Manado from the UK on 28th April 2019

Flight departs from Heathrow 09:15 arriving Manado 13:05 +1 (via Singapore)Transfer (approximately 1 hour) to the Murex Manado and check-in for your 4 night stay.

3 days diving at the Murex Dive Resort in Manado

Enjoy the classical wall diving of Bunaken a with up to 3 dives per day, with possible night diving available

Diving transfer from the Murex Dive Resort in Manado to Murex Dive Resort in Bangka

Enjoy 2 wall dives en-route. Look out for dolphins on the way.Check-in at Murex Dive Resort in Bangka for 3 nights, afternoon at leisure

2 days diving at the Murex Dive Resort in Bangka

Enjoy up to 3 dives a day including stunning pinnacles and coral reefs, rich in diversity and colour

Diving transfer from the Murex Dive Resort in Bangka to Lembeh Resort in the Lembeh Straight

Enjoy 2 reef dives en-route alongside stunning scenery. Check-in at Lembeh Resort for 5 nights, afternoon at leisure.

4 days diving with Critters@Lembeh

Enjoy up to 3 dives a day exploring the weird and wonderful creatures in the critter capital of the world

Time to say your goodbyes.

Transfer to the Airport (approximately 1 hour) to Depart Manado on the 11th May 2019 at 13:50 to the UK via Singapore, arriving Heathrow 05:55 on the 12th May 2019

Available Experiences


Friday, 06 December 2013

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

Lured by the promise of world-class reefs and adrenaline-fueled shark encounters Marcelina Jesus ventures to the wild islands of Fiji.

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Liquid Resort Dumaguete

We have just returned from two weeks at Liquid in Dumagete, the resort was excellent in every respect our room was spacious had all the facilities we required and was kept spotlessly clean. The food was excellent and the bar/catering facilities very informal with attentive and friendly service. The diving was not the most testing we have done but was very enjoyable both from the boat or from the shore, the area is certainlky worth a visit if you want to see frog fish, they are everywhere all sizes and colours not sure we had a dive when we didnt see some. Apo island was well woth bthe long boat ride the corals among the best we have ever seen. The dive centre staff, the guiodes and the boat (and Jeep) crews were all knowledgeable friendly and looked after us very well (i still find it hard to stand back while someone else insists on sorting out my gear for me). ll in all a brilliant holiday and we will be retuning. Thje arrangements by Ultimate Diving from booking up to our return home were as usualm impecable with all our requirements being met and our expectations exceeded.

Nick & Jo C

Philippines Twin Centre

We have just returned from our diving holiday in the Philippines booked through Ultimate Diving. Gail, our contact at Ultimate was extremely helpful and patient, making sure we got the right holiday planned, making brilliant suggestions and answering all our never-ending questions (sorry Gail we just couldn’t believe we each had 46KG luggage allowance).

Dwyer K

Atlantis Dumaguete

We had a fantastic 11-night stay at Atlantis Dumaguete. The resort itself was very good – lovely food, almost all waiter-served with a different menu every day; beautiful gardens and a lovely beach; and a very good and extremely reasonable spa. The dive centre couldn’t do enough for me; they were happy to run local boat dives for a single diver, were very good a critter-spotting, and did all the carrying of equipment, and washed all my gear for me at the end of the holiday.

Roberts A

El Gouna Red Sea

El Gouna was excellent, lovely marinas surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants with pavement seating, no lads culture with super diving. Excellent value for money The destination met my expectations Ground organisation went smoothly Captains Inn is the best low cost hotel I have stayed in for Egypt Dive centre was friendly and professional making the overall experience a wonderful holiday. A relaxed resort ideal for families, couples and those just wanting to dive with a noticeable reduction in bars thumping out music, live sport and stag/hen runs, let that stay in Sharm el sheikh, when it opens. An abundance of dive sites with the best reefs I have seen in a long time.

Robert F

Malapascua and Dumaguete

Our 2 centre diving holiday in the Philippines, organised by Marcelina Jesus from Ultimate Diving, was faultless and well thought out, it was only the local weather conditions, road infrastructures and our lack of speaking the local language that prevented it from being 100% for us. However the centres and Marcelina’s organisation were faultless. The things seen at the diving sites went beyond all Expectations of the diver with the dive guides pointing out small life which could easily have been missed by me.

Morgan R

Truk Master, BLR & Tokyo

Having used Ultimate Dive for many years I will never use another company. Attention to detail, accuracy, support and dedication are a few words to summarise. Marcelina is dedicated to the client and goes beyond what is expected to ensure a perfect experience.

Sandra & Kim

Cobalt Coast Resort

A comfortable, friendly hotel, and a first class dive team. The best organised boat-diving we’ve ever done. I would give the whole holiday a 9, brilliant!

Wilsher J

10 days on board the Okeanos Aggressor

If you’re looking for a tour operator who is efficient, knowledgeable and super organised, Marcelina , Ultimate Diving is the place to go! Pre-trip, nothing was too much trouble, and the trip itself? Amazing. Every little detail was taken care of, and of course, the diving was incredible.

Amy S

Truk Master and BLR

The diving. Well what can I say. For anyone who enjoys diving wrecks, I fail to see how this coud be beaten. Up to 4 dives per day, I did 30 dives John 32 out of a possible 34. Average depths 30 – 40 meters. The conditions made the diving very easy. No current, good viz, (though the sea itself was often quite milky) easy bouancy and good dive guides. All this made decompression almost a pleasure. Clarity of the water inside the wrecks was incredible and with the help of Dave our guide we penetrated deep into the wrecks including a number of enine rooms. John has become an engine room junkie. So I think you will have guessed that this was one of my best dive holidays ever.

Paul, M

10 days Shark Diving in South Africa & Mozambique

Greg and I had a great 10 days and felt that the holiday was extremely good value for money. The way that Scuba Addicts work with the two different venues really worked with the different diving and the last day also gave us the opportunity to see lists of wildlife such as hippos, giraffes, zebras, eagles, crocs and was a perfect end to the week. Everything worked very well, transfers etc. The hospitality from all the staff at all 3 venues was excellent and they went out of they’re way to keep us amused!!

Caroline, M

Enquire to find out more and personalise one of our selected itineraires, many of our itineraires are based on regular trips we offer our clients and give a good overview of what we can offer alongside our personalisation service. Speak to an expert to creat your perfect holiday including diving, experiences and stop-overs.

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