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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 2024 - Critterhunt

May 20-30: Critterhunt May 30th-June 7th: Blackwater Edition   Our second longest running annual workshop. Learn the latest techniques in...

April 2024 - Bluewater Photo Annual Workshop

April 18-28: Bluewater Photo Anilao Workshop Join Bluewater’s Erik Lucas, and CBR’s Mike Bartick for a fun and informative workshop that will help you...

March 2024 - Backscatter Macro Intensive

March 16-26: Backscatter Macro IntensiveMarch 26-30: Blackwater Add-on Join Mike Bartick and special guest (TBA) for a fun and informative workshop that...

March 2025 - Macro Madness

Feb 15-25, 2015: Macro Madness with Brook Peterson and Mike Bartick Join both Brook and Mike for 10 days of learning and editing like a pro. Brook is a...

January 2025 - Critterfest + Blackwater Safari

Critterfest is our longest running annual workshop at Crystal Blue Resort. Critterfest January 20-30 + The Blackwater Edition Jan 30th -Feb 7th Mike...

January 2025 - Blackwater Week

Jan 30 - Feb 7, 2025: Blackwater Week Blackwater diving introduces divers to another world. Exotic subjects, rarely seen animals and unique behaviors all...

Testimonials from our guests around the globe

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