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Photographers from around the globe come to Anilao for its unmatched marine biodiversity. Anilao is the critter capital of the world with some of the best muck diving anywhere. Crystal Blue offers extraordinary underwater photo workshops to teach guests how to use their cameras systems and to develop life long skills.

On site Photo Pro Mike Bartick is one of the most experienced photographers in the Anilao area and offers workshops for individuals and groups.

Group workshops are also held monthly and are open to anyone that would like to join. These group events are usually organized with other professional underwater photographers and offer a comprehensive approach in a fun, educational atmosphere designed to encourage participants.

Macro Photography, Wide Angle Photography, Super Macro Techniques, Fluoro Photography and Natural History are just some of the topics usually discussed at any of these seminars.

Individuals or groups are all invited to come to enjoy the action and take advantage of our on-site photo pros.
Crystal Blue is a resort dedicated to underwater photography.

Universal Socket and power brick at every station/220v powered


Crystal Blue's Camera Room

Crystal Blue Resort is focused on accommodating photographers as individuals or as groups. Our camera room is custom built and features:

  • 25 double wide camera bays

  • 4 large video camera bays

  • Dual socket 220v power points in each bay for charging+ power brick

  • Great lighting

  • Storage space for camera cases

  • Environmentally controlled 

  • Restrooms

  • Night time lock down security

Our guides are hand picked and trained to provide the best in assistance while maintaining a healthy green fin approach.


May 2023 - Critterhunt

May 20-30 - Critterhunt Critterhunt is an annual workshop with two daily seminars covering photo techniques and lighting with Mike Bartick and editing by...

May 2023 - Nudibranch Festival

MAY 10-20, 2023 Citizen Science Nudibranch Workshop with special guest Dr. Terry Gosliner, senior curator of invertebrate zoology and geology from the...

April 2023 - Bluewater Photo’s Annual Workshop

APRIL 20-MAY 7 Bluewater Photo’s Annual Workshop with Photo pros Erik Lukas and Mike Bartick. Learn photo techniques, shooting skills and editing

March 2023 - Backscatter Macro Intensive

Backscatter Macro Intensive with Mike BartickBackscatter photo and video’s Annual Macro Intensive Workshop with optional Blackwater add on March 12-22 plus...

February 2023 - Macro Madness

February 16-26 - Macro Madness with Award winning underwater photographer’s Brook Peterson and Mike Bartick.32 dives with nitrox, guide, boat and 2 daily...

January 2023 - Critterfest + Blackwater Safari

Critterfest is our longest running annual workshop at Crystal Blue Resort. By popular demand we have added an additional critterfest workshop for...

Testimonials from our guests around the globe

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