Every wreck holds a story.  Each inch of underwater ruins bears a history.  They hold visions of a past life, and journeys once ventured.  As photographers, we have the amazing opportunity to bring these wrecks back to life. Join us on Sunday, November 22 as we learn how to capture a story among the wreckage.

See underwater wrecks through a different perspective as you dive alongside Photo Pro Andrea Whitaker.  Understand the history behind some of Palm Beach County’s most fascinating shipwrecks and artificial reefs.  By learning its story, you will gain unique insight into how to photograph the site.

The same ship, The Danny, photographed before its sinking (above) and brought back to life through underwater photography (left).

Learn what settings to use for wide angle, or macro photos on a wreck. Then, hit the water to practice diving in drift conditions on a wreck.  Understand how to position your body to move with or against the current.

This workshop consists of a 3 hour classroom session at Pura Vida Divers, beginning at 9 AM.  Zoom is available for those who prefer to tune in online.  We will break for lunch around noon, and then head out for an afternoon dive.  The charter departs at 1:30 PM.

Although wide angle is the most common choice for wrecks, macro photographers are also welcome!  Wrecks harbor so much marine life that there is plenty to capture as a macro photographer.  Brightly colored corals, sponges and animals hiding in nooks and crannies are some of our favorite subjects to photograph on a wreck.

A Story Among the Wreckage Photo Workshop Pre-requisites:

  • PADI Open Water certified (or equivalent)
  • Nitrox certification is recommended
  • Must be comfortable drift diving to depths of 70′ – 90′

Required Equipment:

  • Standard scuba equipment
  • Underwater Camera Kit (macro or wide angle)
  • Strobes or Video Lights are recommended

Please be sure to have a laptop or tablet available if you plan to attend the classroom session via Zoom.

Ready to go? Call us at at 561-8408750 to sign up for the Story Among the Wreckage Photo Workshop!

Questions? Contact reservations@puravidadivers.com.

A diver hovers above a Rolls Royce that now sits on the ocean floor.  The vehicle is covered with marine life, and is now home to ocean wildlife. 


Prepare to take your best photos yet by perfecting your buoyancy.


Just us to learn about amazing underwater archeology projects.