Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2022

Underwater Photography Trip to Critter Wonderland – Dumaguete, Philippines!


Would you like to improve your underwater photography skills? Do you feel like you got all this gear for nothing and not even sure how to use it properly? Maybe you just feel like you don’t get enough time to take good photos when diving with a group of non-photographers on regular dive trips?

Underwater photography experts Pauline Wong & Zul NG will be leading this trip and teaching you first hand how to nail those shots, get amazing colors, and capture the photos you’ve always dreamed of!

Pauline’s true passion is teaching. She is an experienced UW photography instructor, trip leader, as well as a yoga and meditation instructor!
Her love for macro photography shows in her beautiful gallery of critters, which you can find on her Instagram page, along with other highlights from her UW adventures.
The 2nd instructor for our group, is the underwater lighting master Zul NG, founder of the Art of Luminance movement which relies on continuous lighting (aka video lights) as your main light source, rather than strobes.
Zul will be teaching creative lighting techniques that can be achieved with any type of torch or video light to create stunning results.
Both Pauline and Zul have extensive diving experience in the Philippines so they will make sure you go to the very best sites for photography.

The Coral Triangle

The Philippines are a part of the Coral Triangle, an area with amazing biodiversity, 500 species of coral, and over 2000 species of fish! For divers and especially underwater photographers, this is paradise! Your head will literally spin from all the beautiful marine life around you.

The Package

We got an amazing deal for your Philippines dive trip – 2 FREE nights for the same price as the standard 8-night trip! Join us for 10 nights (8 nights + 2 free) at the luxurious diver’s resort – Atlantis Dumaguete on November 30 – December 10, 2022!

Special payment and cancellation terms due to COVID-19!

Enjoy up to 5 dives per day, a special day of diving at Apo Island, all meals, swimming with Whale Sharks, UW Photography Workshop with an emphasis on Macro Photography, and much more!

See what a great time we had on our previous trips to the Philippines!

Atlantis Resort

Atlantis is a beautiful resort, perfect for divers. It has a great dive shop on the premises, a personalized dive gear storage area, large, secure, airconditioned camera room, and a big screen to watch all the awesome photos you took on your last dive.

They also have a beautiful spa that you can relax in between dives, a bar to have a drink in after a long day of diving and exceptional chef-prepared meals in the restaurant. What more can you ask for?

UW Photo Macro Workshop

Throughout your Philippines dive trip, Pauline Wong & Zul NG, our photo experts, will share their experience with the whole group, with an emphasis on getting to know your personal camera system and using it to its maximum potential. The classes will take place in the classroom at the resort. Each day we will review the awesome photos we’ve captured and learn how to improve our shots for the following day.


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  • November 30 – December 10, 2022
  • $3245 USD – deluxe room.
  • Based on double occupancy divers.
  • Non-diver rates and single occupancy available.
  • Non-Photographers receive a $150 discount.
  • Upgrade to an ocean view room – $205 USD
10 nights accommodation.
All meals at Toko’s Restaurant.
Coffee, tea & filtered water.
Unlimited internet access.
Unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 5 dives a day including night diving).
Tanks and Weights.
Roundtrip airport transfers.
4 UW photography classes.
One Apo Island day trip.
One day Oslob Whale Shark dive.
Dive gear rental.
Marine park fee of $216 USD.
Payment Details
  • $750 USD – Required upon booking to secure your spot.
  • $750 USD – March 31st, 2022 or when Philippines borders reopen (whichever comes first)
  • The full balance of the trip – By August 1st, 2022.
  • Payment method – credit card or wire transfer.
COVID-19 Policy 1. If the Philippines are still closed, the entire group trip will be moved to a new date. Most likely roughly the same date for 2023.

2. If there are people in the group who cannot make that new date, they will be given a future travel credit for Atlantis for 24 months, which may then not be a group trip/Underwater Photography course

3. If the Philippines are open, but the country of residence still has travel restrictions, we will also give a future travel credit for Atlantis for 24 months, again, may not be a group trip/Underwater Photography course

4. If someone has contracted COVID, and cannot travel, we will also give them a future travel credit for 24 months. We will need to see the test results.

6. The future travel credit will have to be traveled on within 2 years from 2021 travel date.

7. Country of residence travel restrictions include a 14/10 day quarantine and travel advisory against non-essential travel

8. We cannot be held responsible for airfare. We recommend to not yet book any flights




  • Flight to Dumaguete.
  • Transport from the airport in an air-conditioned van to Atlantis resort.
  • Check-in at Atlantis Resort in Dumaguete.
  • Group Dinner in the Resort.

Day 2 - 9

  • All meals.
  • Up to 5 dives per day.
  • 4 photography classes.
  • Photo review each day.
  • 1 day of diving at Apo Island.
  • One day Oslob Whale Shark dive.

Check out

  • Check-out from Atlantis resort.
  • Transport from the resort to the airport.
  • Flight back home.
Pigmy Sea Horse on a coral
Blue coral macro Philippines
Crab on coral macro
Manta swimming in the philippiens
Wale shark swimming with diver
Diving Panglao Island in Bohol, Philippines
Coral reef in the Philippines
Mantis shrimp protecting eggs
Sun Spot in the ocean
Horns Nudi Philippines
Cow Fish in Puerto Galera
Fish Swimming in the Philipines
Sea Turtle looking at the camera
Blue and Yellow Fish
Nudibranch Philippines

Trip Reviews

January 15, 2020

I had hoped to spoil Ran’s 100% 5-star rating record, but I couldn’t work out how to award his Puerto Galera photography course 6 stars… it was immensely helpful, and lots of fun to boot.
Our group were a mixed bunch, ranging from people who had been taking photos underwater for a long time, to mad-keen divers who hadn’t tried UW photography before; Ran’s classroom presentations gave something to everyone – helpful revision and new ideas for the more experienced, and a whole (slightly scary) new view of how to take photos rather than snapshots for the less experienced.

Ran is wonderfully good-humoured – even when he’s exhausted by looking after us all – and his critiques are always positive and helpful.

Thank you!

January 15, 2020

I had the good fortune to join a Dive and More trip to Puerto Galera and loved every minute of it. Ran was our trip leader and did an excellent job of organising a trip with the perfect balance of comfort, adventure and discovery. The selection of Atlantis Dive Resort was superb, offering spectacular diving and great facilities for photography and classes, as well as great food!

Ran held 4 very informative tutorials to help us improve our photography techniques, with a bonus one on one session for some personalised development. He made himself available throughout the trip and especially during dives to troubleshoot issues and provide tips for ongoing improvement. I will be keeping my eye out for more great trips and would recommend Dive and More if you want a diving holiday combining fun with learning where everything is taken care of for you.

Thanks Ran and Danielle for an amazing experience.

January 15, 2020

Dive and More made my trip to the Philippines absolutely wonderful! From the beginning to the end / Airfare, Lodging, Diving. I’m a GoPro beginner stepped up to a mirrorless Sony A6500 and had very little knowledge about my camera/underwater photography.

With the three day workshop/classes/the 1 on 1. I better understand my camera and settings. Thanks Dive And More. knowledgeable, friendly, helpful in every way.
Sea 🙂 you all on the next trip.

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