For over 12 years the Sea Dog Divers & The Lifenet team have been traveling around the world producing underwater documentary travel videos. Now for the first time, we take you behind the scenes to learn their secrets of underwater video, directly from the production team. Join us this December 4-12 on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, known as "Diver's Paradise", for the ultimate hands-on underwater video course. Join us for this return to one of our all-time favorite resort and host to the 2010 Video Workshop, "Captain Don's Habitat" in the wonderful Dutch Antilles.
About the course:
The one week, hands-on course will cover concepts in planning, gear selection, storyboarding, composition, lighting, shooting for editing, and digital editing. We will take you through the entire production of an underwater documentary travel video. Students will learn the essential shots to get and how to get them. Since this is a hands-on course, each participant can also tailor the course to focus on what skills are important to them.
The course is broken into three different daily sessions - a lecture session, a shooting session and an editing/review session. The lecture involves 1-2 hours per day of classroom instruction followed by a shooting assignment and then later, an editing/review assignment. Each day, the class reviews editing assignments for group feedback. At the end of the week, there will be a "film fest" where all the students will show off their best video. The schedule is busy, but integrated into your Bonaire dive vacation, so participation is both fun and educational.
What to bring:
Students will need to bring their own cameras/housings/lights/tapes. If you are thinking about picking out gear, drop us a line and we can help you select what is right for you. If you would like to focus on editing, bring your laptop and software - we will also have a laptop available to share. Everyone needs to be a certified, competent diver, with at least 50 dives completed. Upon signing up, a complete gear list will be provided as well as a course outline.
About the trip:
This special Underwater Video Course includes the following:
- 8 days/7nights at the world famous Captain Don’s Habitat – the home of 24hr diving freedom
- Special Round-Trip Group Airfare from Chicago (contact us for prices w/o air from other cities)
- Round trip airport transfers on island
- Welcome cocktail
- Rum Punch party w/live music - Meet Captain Don himself
- Daily full buffet breakfast
- Hotel taxes & service charges
- 6 - 1 tank boat dives
- Unlimited 24 hr. shore diving on the fantastic house reef (only 90 ft from shore)
- Tanks, weights & belts included
- Gear lockers provided
- Private "Green Flash Sunset" sail charter on an authentic Siamese sailing junk.
- Video course participants will receive a copy of the trip video (a $50 value)
Diver, Dbl Ocp in Deluxe Ocean View $1955 Diver, Sgl Ocp in Deluxe Ocean View $2155 Diver, Quad Ocp in 2 bedroom/2 bath Bungalow $1895 (Rates do not include; annual marine park fee($25), lunch, dinner, drinks, tips, personal items or departure tax)
But wait, there's more - some options to customize your trip:
- Unlimited NITROX Pkg. available on-site
- Special pricing for an on-site NITROX course or Night Diving Specialty & Navigation course (must be arranged in advance)
- Trip Insurance Available
This promises to be another sold-out expedition and space is limited so don't delay.....reserve your place today! Feel free to invite your family & friends - just don't miss this great adventure in the Caribbean with Sea Dog Divers! Contact us regarding pricing for non course participants as well as our non-diving friend & family.
Call or email us ASAP with any questions and to arrange your deposit and reserve your place.
What better way to end the day than under red sails at sunset. Search for the elusive "Green Flash", a phenomenon that occurs with regularity on Bonaire... wind down with our famous "Samur Smash" rum punch, beer, wine, fruit juice and sodas.
The Samur is a one of a kind vessel. An authentic Siamese Sailing Junk built in Bangkok, Thailand in 1968, she is built by hand from the highest quality oriental hardwoods, with a carved dragon figurehead and carved panels on her exterior and adorned with Thai antiquities below deck. With a capacity of 45 passengers, her wide decks and stable characteristics allow passengers a safe and comfortable cruise. She is 56' long, 16' wide and has a 6' draft.