If you’re an avid amateur or professional photo guru, Juliet is a great platform to base your operations off of for a week. A beautifully photogenic boat, dive sites that pop with color and diversity, you won’t be at a lack for subjects. And with unlimited dive times, you can spend as much time as you want trying to get that perfect shot.
The Photographer’s Dive Deck
On liveaboards you never have to worry about setting up and breaking down your scuba gear so you can dedicate more attention to your photo set up. We have a new aluminum table on deck perfect for spreading out your strobes and arms and bits and pieces. Once you’re set up, before you head for the scary and corrosive salt water, there are two 50 gallon fresh water tanks reserved for cameras only to check for bubbles and leaks. Once you’re ready to go, hand your camera to a crew member and get yourself geared up, take three steps to the entry point and dive in. Your camera will be gently handed or lowered down to you once you are already in the water – you don’t have to jump in with your camera unless you want to!
The moorings we use were either installed by us, or by other dive boats, so they are directly in the meat of the dive site. You won’t have to leave sight of the boat to find the perfect subject. The Bahamas brings a great variety of soft and hard corals, wide angle and macro, megafauna and miniflora. The hardest part of photography on board won’t be finding a place to store your camera, it will be deciding whether to put on a macro lens or wide angle.
After your dive, hand your camera off to the crew to be ushered immediately to the fresh water rinse buckets. Your hands are free to remove your fins and climbs the steps back on board. Get yourself settled, grab a deck towel and dry your set-up off on the table, change your batteries, your memory cards, your lenses, your mind, and dive back in. In the main salon there is a flat screen television with the ability to hook up your camera, video, or a laptop for after-dinner viewing parties and there are ample 110V outlets in your cabins to recharge all of your equipment overnight.
You take all the pictures, let us do all the work.
And if you’re not an underwater photographer or videographer, don’t worry. Our on-board marine biologist can take pictures for you and you can take home a photo CD full of beautiful pictures of the boat, the underwater world, and all of your new friends to show to everyone back home!
Underwater Photography Resources
Underwaterphotography.com – Tips, resources, forums.
Backscatter – Underwater photography equipment
B & H Photo and Video – find housings for your camera