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Photo Courtesy of Eric Kaye

Photo Courtesy of Eric Kaye

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINARS at BUDDY DIVE RESORT

John Wall, Manager of Buddy Dive Resort’s Digital Photoshop, hosts annual Planet Ocean Fest underwater photography seminar

From November 28th till December 18th John Wall (Manager of Buddy’s Digital Photoshop and underwater photography specialist for years) invites those divers who are interested in underwater photography to join the weekly program of Planet Ocean Fest. The weekly program includes three (digital) photo classes and photo safaris (underwater). The price for the program is only $100 for Buddy Dive Resort, Belmar Oceanfront Apartment, and Caribbean Club Bonaire’s guests (regularly valued at $225).

Planet Ocean Fest Program:

Sunday – Registration at Buddy Dive Digital Photo Center

Monday – Diving with a Digital Camera
Emphasis of this class:
•    Preparation of camera housing to insure watertight integrity
•    Personalized camera settings to facilitate colorful underwater photos
•    Proper underwater camera technique
•    Proper buoyancy control and body position to minimize harmful impact on coral reef
•    Successful techniques for approaching fish and predicting fish behavior
•    Review of images at 4 pm in classroom

Tuesday – Macro and close up photography
Emphasis of this class:
•    Preparing and using the camera in the macro setting
•    Re-emphasis of buoyancy control and body position to minimize harmful impact of coral reef
•    Successful techniques for closely approaching vertebrates and invertebrates
•    Camera angles that add impact to macro shots
•    Review of images at 4 pm in classroom

Wednesday – Advanced Camera settings
Emphasis of this class:

Thursday
Free photo day to enhance skills learned during classes conducted on Mon – Wed. Participants are to submit images for final review and inclusion in Buddy Dive CD-ROM Calendar between 4 – 5 pm.

Friday
All images submitted by participants will be displayed all day at the Digital Photo Center. An Award & Recognition Ceremony will be held during the Manager’s Rum Party.

Contact Ann Phelan at 800-219-0118 or email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

DECEMBER DEALS BONAIRE

Every Second Diver Dives for FREE at Buddy Dive Resort, Belmar Oceanfront Apartments, and Caribbean Club Bonaire!

Buddy Dive Resort, “Eat, Sleep, (Buddy) Dive!”

To celebrate our annual underwater photography event we happily offer our PLANET OCEAN FEST SPECIAL*. Book a Drive & Dive package and every second diver dives for free!

The Drive & Dive package includes accommodation for 8 days (7 nights), a RENTAL VEHICLE (double cabin pick-up truck or van) for 7 days, 6 BOAT DIVES, 6 days of unlimited air fills, FREE NITROX, daily American style breakfast buffet, a welcome drink, free “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”, airport transfer and all government taxes.

From $719 per person for the whole week (based on 6 persons in a 3 bedroom apartment)

This special is valid for travel between: November 28th and December 18th 2009.

Belmar Oceanfront Apartments, “Independent, Intimate & Inspirational”

Enjoy our DECEMBER SPECIAL*. Book a Drive, Dive & Stay package and every second diver dives for free!

The Drive, Dive & Stay package includes a fully equipped apartment for 8 days (7 nights), a RENTAL VEHICLE (double cabin pick-up truck or van) for 7 days, 6 days of unlimited air fills, FREE NITROX, free “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”, airport transfer and all government taxes.

From $498 per person for the whole week (based on 6 persons in a 3 bedroom apartment)

This special is valid for travel between: November 28th and December 18th 2009.

Caribbean Club Bonaire, “Dive, Relax & Explore”

Enjoy our DECEMBER SPECIAL*. Book a Dive & Explore package and every second diver dives for free!

The Dive & Explore package includes a fully equipped apartment for 8 days (7 nights), a RENTAL VEHICLE (double cabin pick-up truck) for 7 days, 6 days of unlimited air fills, FREE NITROX, daily American style breakfast buffet, free “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”, airport transfer and all government taxes.

From $475 per person for the whole week (based on 4 persons in a 2 bedroom apartment)

This special is valid for travel between: November 28th and December 18th 2009.

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