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Underwater Photography Dive Trips

Taking the guesswork out of your underwater photography journey!

Join us for an incredible underwater photography dive trip!

If you are an underwater photographer, chances are your dive trips are planned around underwater photography.

There are so many places to visit, but are they the right destinations for what you want to shoot – and are the operators photographer-friendly?

You spend a lot of money travelling and you need to be sure you’ll be visiting the right destination and using the right operator.

That’s where we come in! We offer group dive trips tailormade for underwater photographers – to the right locations, using the best operators.

We’ve done the research, chatted to our extensive international network of underwater photographers and have often already visited the destination to make sure it is the best option for you.

You might find space is limited on our trips, but that is to ensure that the resort can realistically handle our group, ensuring that everyone has a great time.

That being said, although our destinations are chosen with underwater photographers in mind, all divers are welcome to join us.

Why join one of our underwater photography dive trips?
  • Our hosts have been chosen to ensure you have the best photo opportunities at that specific destination.
  • We do our research in advance, oftentimes visiting the destinations by ourselves in advance, to ensure you have the best underwater photography experience and dive trip.
  • We select dive resorts and operators who have knowledgeable dive guides who practice ethical spotting.
  • You will be diving with fellow underwater photographers, which means you won’t be racing around the reef, but can take your time getting the shots.
  • We include informal workshops prior to and during the trips to help you with your underwater photography techniques. 
  • Our trips are relaxed and non-competitive, to ensure you have fun whilst getting the photos you’re after.

Upcoming Trips

Romblon - 25 May to 8 June 2023

Package includes return bus and ferry transfers (Manila – Romblon), full board and 26 dives

(above dates include travelling to and from Cape Town)

Nestled in the heart of the Philippines is an island rich in biodiversity and geological wonder. Lush rainforests paint the landscape and rare, alien-like creatures traipse below the shifting surface. Romblon boasts magnificent marble boulders, stretches of powdery sand beaches and an endless supply of peculiar creatures for marine lovers and macro enthusiasts. 

Romblon Province is located at the end of the Verde Island Passage between Luzon and the Visayan Islands – not only at the geographical centre of the Philippines, but also at the “centre of centre of biodiversity” and known to be one of the richest areas when it comes to marine species.  New species are constantly being discovered here.

Romblon Island is not bigger than 50 square kilometres and is famous for its authentic charm and friendly people. The dive spots are highly diverse. From hard coral formations, soft coral gardens, caves and cliffs with large gorgonians to sand/muck and colourful shallow water dive sites.

You can explore these numerous underwater landscapes often without any other divers around, and will find in Romblon a serene underwater haven. Most dive sites are suitable for all levels of experience with none to very little current. Water temperatures are usually between 26 °C and 30°C. The visibility under water is usually at least 20 metres.

You can find one of the richest marine biodiversity in the world in Romblon. On vertical walls and colourful reefs, you may encounter numerous sponges, giant gorgonian fans, corals and anemones, together with rare and unique tropical reef fish, sea slugs, snails, crabs and numerous other reef inhabitants. There are soft coral spots, caves, cliffs, canyons, muck and macro dive sites and so much to discover in over 40 dive sites in Romblon.


All rooms are en-suite with AC, marble floors, large camera table with charging area and a king-size bed or two twin XL beds. All outlets are good for central European and US-American plugs.

Marine Life:

Romblon is renowned for its rare macro species, including the following:

  • Cyerce nigra
  • Cyerce bourbonica
  • Cyerce elegans
  • Cyerce ssp.
  • Phantom nudibranch (Melibe colemani)
  • Ghost nudibranch (Melibe engeli)
  • Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus pontohi)
  • Severnsi Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus severnsi)
  • Denise Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus denise)
  • Braun’s Pughead Pipefish (Bulbonaricus brauni)
  • Glittering pipefish (Halicampus nitidus)
  • Japanese Dragon Shrimp (Anachlorocurtis commensalis)
  • Chocolate Shrimp
  • Sashimi Shrimp
  • 5 types of hairy and algae shrimp
  • Rare octopus species
  • And… 500+ species of nudibranchs and sea slugs
  • And many rare and unusual fish species
Blackwater Diving:

Blackwater diving is simply a night dive over deep water. This form of scuba diving brings you far off the shore of Romblon Island into the Romblon Pass. Holding onto weighted down lines you can encounter life forms you cannot see anywhere else. The diurnal migration brings up countless species from deep water close to the surface. You can observe pelagic sea slugs, cephalopods, crustaceans, salps, jellyfish and numerous juvenile fish, crab and shrimp larvae. For this unique experience, good buoyancy and around 50 completed dives are required.

Price (please contact us for pricing) Includes:
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Unlimited drinking water, coffee and tea
  • Return airport transfer from Manila airport to Batangas Port and shared air-conditioned room in overnight ferry from Batangas to Romblon
  • 26 guided day boat dives
  • Hire of 12 litre cylinders and weights
  • Dive guides
  • WiFi in public areas
Price Excludes:
  • Flights to Manila
  • Fees at the Port
  • Single Supplements: You would need to add a single supplement if you are a single traveller and do not want to share a room with anyone; or if there are no other singles to share a room with you.  If you would like to share, please let us know upon booking. Singles will be placed together on a “first-come first served” basis. Please note that if you do want to share, we cannot guarantee that there will be anyone to share a room with you.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • 15L cylinders (needs to be pre-booked) $2 per dive (paid by you on checkout).
  • Discretionary gratuities for staff
  • Rental of any additional dive gear (needs to be booked in advance but paid at the resort)
  • Night dives, Blackwater Dives and Bonfire Dives 
  • Romblon is world renowned for its marine diversity and as the resort is very small, it can only accommodate a few guests at a time.  Because of this, the resort tends to book up well in advance and very quickly.  We therefore need to book our space at the resort as soon as possible (and this is why we are already promoting our trip!). 
  • Please contact Deon on 082 268 1852 or Kate at info@underwaterphotocompany.com to book.
  • A deposit of R12 500 would need to be paid as soon as possible in order to secure your spot.
  • Deposits are non-refundable unless we have to cancel the trip.
  • Divers from other parts of the world are welcome to pay in US$ or EURO.


Please note the following:
  • Prices are subject to change in the event of a price increase and / or exchange rate fluctuations.
  • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date.
  • The price quoted is based on a group tour and there will be additional charges for any breakaways or extensions to this itinerary (where possible).
  • The above prices are based on EFT payments.
  • All guests (divers and non-divers) will need to supply a copy of their dive certification card for divers as well as complete our medical questionnaire and waiver upon booking.
  • To join this trip, you must be physically able to make your way easily around a moving deck and climb up and down ladders and over rough terrain unassisted.


More details

For more details and the full itinerary, please contact Kate and Deon on info@underwaterphotocompany.com


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