The waters of the Caribbean are teeming with marine life, making them one of the best places in the world for underwater photography. In the warm waters off St. Lucia, divers and snorkellers can find turtles, sea horses, octopus and lobster in lurking in their natural habitat, as well as an abundance of tropical parrot fish and their colourful cousins.
St Lucia’s sister resorts Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet are hosting a series of week-long courses to introduce enthusiasts to the world of underwater photography, sharing skills and techniques to better understand composition, ambient light and animal portraiture, with expert instruction from award-winning resident photographer Bernd Rac.
Each morning, guests will set out with their camera gear to explore the house reef around Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet, where they’ll have the chance to practice what they have learned and capture images of the 150 or so fish species that call the reef home. After lunch, Rac will review the images, advise on editing techniques and host seminars on various aspects of underwater photography.
The courses – from October 17-24 and November 28 to December 5 – start from $2,899 per person and include seven nights’ accommodation at Anse Chastanet, airport transfers and all meals, as well as 12 beach or boat dives. Rates at Jade Mountain start from $1,165 per night.