As snowbirds flock home, a new visitor arrives in the Palm Beaches. From spring through summer, South Florida beaches and reefs are a vacation destination for nesting sea turtles. Join us for a Sea Turtle Photo Workshop to capture stunning images of these underwater shellebrities!
Momma turtles make a long journey to lay their clutches of eggs on our sandy shores. The shallow reefs just off Florida’s east coast make the perfect resting ground for these tired ladies.
SEA TURTLE SPECIES
With the influx of sea turtles comes the opportunity to observe and photograph a range of species.
Loggerhead sea turtles are some of the most common to find during a dive. Photographers are likely to encounter Hawksbill sea turtles and Green sea turtles as well.
It’s not unheard of to find a Kemp’s Ridley, the rarest species of sea turtle, on local reefs.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Dive in with Photo Pro Andrea Whitaker during a Sea Turtle Photo Workshop. Discover why sea turtles return to the Palm Beaches time and again. Understand best practices for photographing endangered species. Find out how to better maintain neutral buoyancy and manage your camera rig in a drift environment. Learn about local and global sea turtle conservation efforts.
After a classroom session, hop aboard a 2-tank charter to dive with Andrea. Drift through shallow water as you find and photograph sea turtles slumbering and snacking on the reef. Review your images during the surface interval, then fine tune your photos during the second dive. The 2-tank dive charter is included with the Sea Turtle Photo Workshop.
WHAT TO BRING
- Standard SCUBA Equipment
- Underwater Camera Kit (Lights or Strobes recommended)
- Laptop or Tablet for image review and minor editing
- Age 12 or up
- PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver (or equivalent)
- PADI Enriched Air Nitrox (or equivalent)
REGISTER FOR THE SEA TURTLE PHOTO WORKSHOP
The Sea Turtle Photo Workshop includes a classroom session and a 2-tank dive charter. Tank and weight rentals are also included. Evening and weekend sessions are available.
Ready to sign up? Contact us at 561-840-8750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or get signed up.
Learn more about endangered sea turtles by pairing the workshop with a Sea Turtle Conservation Diver specialty course. Improve your diving skills with a PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course before the workshop.