Photographers Dive Guide Service

Dive4Photos offers a private dive guiding service for photographers, allowing you to avoid other divers for better marine life interaction and then spend as long as you want with each photo subject. Alex can be your personal dive guide for 2-dives, in either the morning or afternoon, taking you to the most photogenic subjects and assisting you underwater so you can capture images like a pro. You will receive an extended dive brief to assist you in your shooting techniques and ascertain your goals for the dive. However you do not have to be a photographer to benefit from this service, it is perfect for nature enthusiasts or those that do not like diving in groups that would like personal service.

Alex first dived around Koh Tao in 2001 and started work as a Dive Master in 2003. After spending a period of 5-years working in Indonesia and the Philippines, he returned in 2012 and has now completed over 2000 dives around the island and knows every dive site intimately. So whether it is close-encounters with huge Malabar Grouper, being encircled by a school of Blacken Barracuda or searching out minuscule macro-critters like Algae Shrimps, Alex can take you to the 'right spot' on the 'right dive site' to get the encounter you want.
Commensal-Shrimps-Sea-Star
Commensal-Shrimps-Sea-Star

Some potential subjects that can regularly be encountered (if you know what dive-site to go to and where to look) include:
• Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus)
• Blacken Barracuda (Sphyraena qenie)
• Ox-Eye Scad (Selar boops)
• Longfin Batfish (Platex teira)
• Ornate Goby (Lubricogobius exiguus)
• Urchin Clingfish (Diademichthys lineatus)
• Threadfin Dartfish (Ptereleotris hanae)
• Algae Shrimp (Phycocaris simulans)
• Soft Coral Crab (Hoplophrys oatesii)
• Bubble-Coral Shrimp (Vir philippinensis)
• Anemone Shrimp (Ancylomenes holthuisi)
• Whip Coral Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica)
• Whip Coral Crab (Xenocarcinus tuberculatus)
• Blue Spot Mantis Shrimp (Haptosquilla stoliura)
• Golden Mantis Shrimp (Lysiosquilloides mapia)
• Metallic Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris latifasciata)
• Steinitz's Shrimpgoby (Amblyeyleotris steinitzi)
• Five-Lined Coral Goby (Gobiodon quinquestrigatus)
• Red-Striped Coral Goby (Gobiodon erythrospilus)
• White-Spotted Hermit Crab (Dardanus megistos)
• Broken-Bands Pipefish (Corythoichthys benedetto)
• Gorgonian Shrimp (Hamodactylus cf. noumeae)
• Caviti Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus cavitensis)
• Sapsucking Slug (Costasiella kuroshimae & C. usagi)
• Various species of nudibranchs & slugs
• And more.....
• Malabar Grouper
(Epinephelus malabaricus)
• Blacken Barracuda
(Sphyraena qenie)
• Ox-Eye Scad
(Selar boops)
• Longfin Batfish
(Platex teira)

• Algae Shrimp
(Phycocaris simulans)
• Four-Lobed Porcelain Crab
(Lissoporcellana quadrilobata)
• Soft Coral Crab (
Hoplophrys oatesii)

• Bubble-Coral Shrimp
(Vir philippinensis)
• Anemone Shrimp
(Ancylomenes holthuisi)
• Whip Coral Shrimp
(Dasycaris zanzibarica)
• Whip Coral Crab
(Xenocarcinus tuberculatus)
• Gorgonian Shrimps
(Hamodactylus cf. noumeae)
• Golden Mantis Shrimp
(Lysiosquilloides mapia)
• Blue Spot Mantis Shrimp
(Haptosquilla stoliura)

• Threadfin Dartfish
(Ptereleotris hanae)
• Metallic Shrimp Goby
(Amblyeleotris latifasciata)
• Steinitz's Shrimpgoby
(Amblyeyleotris steinitzi)
• Five-Lined Coral Goby
(Gobiodon quinquestrigatus)
• Red-Striped Coral Goby
(Gobiodon erythrospilus)
• Ornate Gobies
(Lubricogobius exiguus)
• Broken-Bands Pipefish
(Corythoichthys benedetto)
• Urchin Clingfish
(Diademichthys lineatus)
• Sapsucking Slugs
(Costasiella kuroshimae & C. usagi)
• Various species of nudibranchs & slugs
• And more.....
Broken-Bands-Pipefish
Broken-Bands-Pipefish

Please check the
Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses
Check the Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses

Check the Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses

5,000 THB (2-dives included)
10% Discount when booking 5 days or more

Additional Divers 2,500 THB per person

Price includes use of facilities:
• Private air-condition edit suite
• Dedicated camera-prep area with individual spot lights
• Charging Station with surge protection
• Silicon grease, towels, tools, & air blowers
• Protective transport boxes for camera
• Marine life ID & magazine library

Plus on the dives:

• Koh Tao's most spacious & comfortable dive boat
• 60-90 minute dive times (air supply & NDL's permitting)
• Separate rinse tanks for cameras & dive gear
• Secure area for camera storage pre & post dive
• Dry area for safe lens & battery changes
• On-board equipment room (no carrying of dive-gear)
• Free tea, coffee, Ovaltine & drinking water
• Breakfast included on morning dives
• Full SCUBA equipment with dive computer included
• Nitrox available for extended NDL's (extra charges apply)

5,000 THB
(2-dives included)
10% Discount when booking 10-dives or more

Additional Divers
2,500 THB per person


Price includes:
• Private air-condition edit suite
• Dedicated camera-prep area
• Charging Station
• Silicon grease, towels, tools
• Protective camera transport boxes
Marine life ID & magazine library

Dive Boat:
• Koh Tao's most spacious dive boat
• No maximum dive-time limits
• Rinse tanks for camera & dive gear
• Secure area for camera storage
• Dry area for lens/battery changes
• On-board equipment room
• Free tea, coffee, Ovaltine & water
• Breakfast on morning dives
• First-Aid room with Oxygen
• Free SCUBA equipment rental
• Free dive computer rental
• Nitrox available (extra charge)

Dive4Photos-Pro-Level-Camera-Equipment-Options
Pro-Camera Hire: 2-dives 2,500 THB or 10-dives 10,000 THB
Two complete systems available that Include: Nikon DSLR's in Subal housings with Backscatter AirLock System, Subal 8” Dome Port, Flat Ports & Extensions, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens, Nikon 105mm VR & Nikon 40mm Macro Lenses, Inon Z240 Strobes with GlowDive Dome Diffusers, plus FIX Focus Lights
Dive4Photos-Pro-Level-Camera-Equipment-Options
Pro-Camera Hire: 2-dives 2,500 THB or 10-dives 10,000 THB
Two complete systems available that Include: Nikon DSLR's in Subal housings with Backscatter AirLock System, Subal 8” Dome Port, Flat Ports & Extensions, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens, Nikon 105mm VR & Nikon 40mm Macro Lenses, Inon Z240 Strobes with GlowDive Dome Diffusers, plus FIX Focus Lights
Dive4Photos-Pro-Level-Camera-Equipment-Options
Pro-Camera Hire:

Two complete systems available that Include: Nikon DSLR's in Subal housings with Backscatter AirLock System, Subal 8” Dome Port, Flat Ports & Extensions, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens, Nikon 105mm VR & Nikon 40mm Macro Lenses, Inon Z240 Strobes with GlowDive Dome Diffusers, plus FIX Focus Lights

2-dives
2,500 THB
10-dives 10,000 THB
Battery
When using your own camera, it is recommended to bring at least one spare camera battery (especially for compact cameras) to ensure you have sufficient power to complete two long dives where you will be shooting and reviewing images more frequently than usual. Dive4Photos cannot give refunds for dives where you are unable to shoot due to depleted batteries!
Battery
When using your own camera, it is recommended to bring at least one spare camera battery (especially for compact cameras) to ensure you have sufficient power to complete two long dives where you will be shooting and reviewing images more frequently than usual. Dive4Photos cannot give refunds for dives where you are unable to shoot due to depleted batteries!
Battery
When using your own camera, it is recommended to bring at least one spare camera battery (especially for compact cameras) to ensure you have sufficient power to complete two long dives where you will be shooting and reviewing images more frequently than usual. Dive4Photos cannot give refunds for dives where you are unable to shoot due to depleted batteries!


Dive4Photos, 9/16 Moo 2, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)908 718734
Email:
info@dive4photos.com