Colin Baker

Photography Dive Ex-HMAS Brisbane - Mooloolaba

Colin Baker

About the event:

Sunreef Dive Centre, Shop 11 & 12 - 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

Cost: Starting at $195 incl. tanks and weights

Skill level: ALL

When: 7 Jan, 7:15am (sign-in) - 7:30am (classroom) - 8:00am (departure) - 2:30pm (return)

How to book: All bookings and payments need to be confirmed with Sunreef and to book simply phone
(07) 5444 5656 and speak with the awesome staff about booking the
"HMAS trip on the 7th of January with Colin from Canon"
and they will ensure you're put into my group. Please advise them at that time if you intend on bringing your own camera or would like to take advantage of one of the Canon loan units.

Ever wanted to explore the world of underwater photography in a safe environment, off the beautiful Queensland Sunshine coast? Here is your opportunity to join local Canon Collective Ambassador, Colin Baker, for a double dive on arguably the best wreck dive in Australia, the ex-HMAS Brisbane, which was intentional sunk in 2005 to create a one of a kind artificial reef & dive site and is well known with both international and local divers alike.

Colin will bring along for your exclusive use a high performance Compact G series Canon camera in a dive housing to borrow for your double dive. The day will begin with a 15 minute classroom instructional pre-dive session on the top 5 tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your under water adventure before jumping on board the boat to head out to the dive site for an external look at the 133 meter long missile destroyer.

Then during the surface interval, snacks and coffee will be provided whilst Colin gives you guidance on the use of flash and torch before our second dive penetrating the wreck and into the darkness of the missile control room.

After the double dives we will all head back to Sunreef at the Mooloolaba Marina for a sausage sizzle and a cold drink, while the awesome staff clean all your dive gear as we head back to the classroom for a chat and demo of the best post processing tips to get the best out of the images taken.

The double dive has a starting price of $195 including all of the above, tanks and weights. Any further rental dive equipment you require (ie. BCD, wetsuit) can be discussed and arranged no problem with the helpful staff at Sunreef.

Your loan Canon camera is included free of charge. You just need to bring a empty SD card of at least 8GB with you on the day to pop into your loan camera. Colin will take care of all the cameras, cleaning, charging etc and will sort them post dive also.

NOTE: You require a Padi/SSI equivalent diving license to participate in this exercise. Please discuss with Sunreef if you have questions associated with diving qualifications.

Wreck diving does require a dive torch, you can hire one of these from Sunreef if you dont have one already.

The little details:

Techniques covered:

Underwater photography and post-processing tips.

Recommended equipment:

Please bring your own SD card (min. 8GB) for the loan camera and if you own it, your own camera, housing and underwater torch.

Event location:

Meet at Sunreef Dive Centre— Shop 11 & 12/123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557. Free parking onsite at the shop.

Important Information

General Fitness required. Where the event takes place outside we can’t control the environment so please take care in your surroundings.

Share your images with us

We'd love to see what you capture, please share your images from this event by tagging @canoncollectiveofficial or #canoncollective.

Your Ambassador

Colin Baker

Based in Brisbane, Colin’s an adventurous photography educator with an addiction to shooting sport.

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