Where: Sunreef Dive Centre, Shop 11 & 12 - 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
Cost: Starting at $149 incl. tanks and weights
Skill level: Medium - Advanced
When: 5 Nov, 7:15AM (check-in) - 2:00PM
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,
"Canon boat on the 5th of November with Colin" and they will ensure you're put into our group.
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 Ambassadors Colin Baker and Greg Sullavan for a double dive in conjunction with Sunreef exploring some local Sunny Coast reefs East of Mooloolaba.
For your exclusive use, G series Canon cameras will be available to borrow for your double dive. The day will begin with a 30 minute classroom instructional pre-dive session on the top 5 tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your underwater adventure before jumping on board the boat to head out to the dive sites. A few of the dive site options are Hanging Rock, Shellacry Reef, Col's Hole, The Trench & Johnno's Gulley. The first site will be picked on the day for best visibility and conditions.
During the surface interval, snacks and coffee will be provided. We will then give you guidance on the use of flash and torch before our second dive, we may also change dive sites during the interval depending on the weather or visibility on the day or potential sightings of significance.
After the double dives we will all head back to Sunreef at the Mooloolaba Marina for some refreshments and a light lunch, then once fed and dry we'll 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 $149 including all of the above, tanks and weights. Any further rental dive equipment you require (ie. BCD, wetsuit) can be discussed and arranged with the helpful staff at Sunreef.
IMPORTANT: You need to bring an SD memory 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.
Underwater Photography and Processing.
Nil if you're borrowing one of our Canon cameras, however you're encouraged to bring your own Canon camera and housing if you want to learn how to do more.
Meet at Sunreef Dive Centre. Free parking onsite at the shop.
A general fitness level is required. As this event takes place outdoors, please be mindful of your surroundings.
We'd love to see what you capture! Please share your images from this event by tagging @canoncollectiveofficial or #canoncollective.
Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree in Photography from the Queensland College of Art. He then worked as a professional portrait photographer in Sydney and Brisbane before joining Canon.
Colin has worked at Canon for the past 10 years where he has focused his efforts on the technical side of photography. He has specialised in understanding the EOS system to help avid photographers get the most out of their Canon gear.