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Join Bonnie Pelnar & Cathryn Castle Garcia for the

18th Annual Scuba Club Cozumel
Underwater Photo & Video
Workshop & Contest

July 13-23, 2019

This workshop is designed to show you how to use your digital camera and get the best shots possible when shooting both still and video underwater. No camera is too big or too small! 

We've been running workshops for many years and they keep getting better every year, with lots of fun, prizes, photo pros and surprises! Here's your chance to get all your questions answered and improve your underwater photography and/or video skills. Not only is this workshop a lot of fun, but you'll learn all about how to improve your underwater photography by shooting better and improving on what you've captured by using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

This year your instructor and hosts are Bonnie Pelnar and Catheryn Castle, Executive Editor of Dive Training Magazine. Bonnie has made over 40 trips to Cozumel and she knows where and how to find the best Cozumel has to offer and can show you how to capture it with your camera. Check our our video from the 2018 workshop:

In addition to the presentations, slide shows and seminars, either Bonnie or Catheryn will dive with you each day. We arrange several special photographer's boats, so we don't hold up the other divers. We go nice and slow! If your non-shooting spouses wish to dive with the rest of the shooters, they are welcome to come along.

We also do one-on-one image review sessions with all the workshop participants, giving you a private critique of your images, as well as tips on how to improve your shooting techniques.

The evening before departure we wind things up with a wonderful awards dinner and ceremony, where we present the contest winners and distribute prizes.

Sign up early. This workshop will sell out!
Come in several days early to join us for a pre-workshop side trip to the cenotes of Yucatan, July 10-13.

If your would like to attend please contact Bonnie to reserve your spot. We can not accept walk-ins that have not contacted Bonnie in advance.

Course prerequisites: You must be a certified diver with good diving skills to attend this workshop. The coral reefs are very fragile, so Bonnie wants to be assured that you have your buoyancy under control before you decide to dive with a camera. If you are comfortable with your buoyancy but haven't dived in a while and would like a refresher, a course in buoyancy control will be available through the dive shop before the workshop begins. This is highly recommended if you're not comfortable with your buoyancy while carrying a camera. There is an extra fee for this refresher course.
To get the most benefit from the workshop you should also have a general idea of how your camera works topside, how your laptop works, and you should know how to transfer and open your raw camera images for processing. Please contact Bonnie for recommendations on classes to learn these things before the workshop if needed.
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