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2024 Workshops, Photo Clinics and Seminars

When we began conducting workshops more than a decade ago, we quickly realized that for any workshop to be a success, there are key factors that need to be met. We needed professionally trained guides, we needed a classroom setting for guests to be comfortable, we needed a world class camera room, and of course Nitrox. In other words, we needed a team of dedicated professionals and a resort. Crystal Blue Resort is that place and has become a renowned operation that provides the support and the space for budding and professional photographers alike to build their portfolio and lifelong photo skills.

Our workshops are open to everyone that wants to join, from compact cameras to the latest mirrorless or DSLR users, from novice to advanced. Many or our repeat guests started here and have now gone on to being published, winning contests and saving the world, one great photo at a time.

We conduct different types of workshops that concentrate on the finer aspects of capturing images through a three pronged approach, theory, shooting and reviewing. In addition, we also partner with other professionals that are at the top of their game, to offer our guests a wide variety of choices.

A day in a workshop: Our days are busy and include 2 seminars, one for technique and one for editing in addition to photo reviews. Evenings are left for you to relax or sign up for 1:1 coaching.

What to expect: Intensive fun, a vast information flow, camaraderie, lots of diving and great food!

What to bring: Depending on the workshop, you'll want to bring  macro gear, wide angle gear or a combination of both. A computer with “Lightroom Classic" downloaded and installed. In addition, be sure to have enough storage to archive a minimum of 30+ gigs of information or more. External hard drives are handy for this.

Come and experience our special blend of fun and knowledge during our workshops, all set up in a world class dive operation that you will come to love and enjoy. In addition to our annual series of workshops, we also partner with other professionals and gear shops to bring you the best of the best. Please stay tuned to this page for updates, sign up for our newsletter or even better, e-mail me directly.

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...

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