16th Annual Underwater Photo Workshop & Contest
10 Days at Scuba Club Cozumel
Saturday, July 8 through Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This workshop is designed to show you how to use your digital camera and get the best shots possible when shooting underwater. No camera is too big or too small! Not only is this workshop a lot of fun, but you'll learn all about how to improve your underwater photography by shooting better and improving on what you've captured by using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

We've been running workshops for many years and they keep getting better every year, with lots of fun, prizes, photo pros and surprises! Here's your chance to get all your questions answered and improve your underwater photography skills.

This year your instructor and hosts are Bonnie Pelnar and Amanda Cotton. Bonnie has made over 40 trips to Cozumel and she knows where and how to find the best Cozumel has to offer and can show you how to capture it with your camera. Bonnie and Amanda working together are the underwater photo dream team!

In addition to the presentations, slide shows and seminars, Bonnie and/or Amanda will dive with you each day. We arrange several special photographer's boats, so if your non-shooting spouses wish to dive with the rest of the shooters, they are welcome to come along.

The evening before departure we wind things up with a wonderful awards dinner and ceremony, where we present the contest winners and distribute prizes.

If your would like to attend please contact Bonnie to reserve your spot. A $200 deposit is required.* We can not accept walk-ins that have not contacted Bonnie in advance.

Past Workshop Contest Winners

$1824 per person based on double occupancy
$2155 per diver, single occupancy


  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 7 days 2 tank boat diving
  • unlimited shore diving
  • all meals
  • 8-day photo workshop & contest
  • tanks, weights & weight belt
  • private locker to store your gear (bring your own lock)

Not included:

  • tax
  • airfare
  • airport transfers
  • gratuities
  • marine park fee
  • additional scuba instruction
  • beverages
  • rental gear if needed

Extra nights (includes meals):

$145 per person in a single room
$120 per person double occupancy

Extra dives:
two tank boat dive: $65 per person
one tank night boat dive: $45 per person
two tank twilight boat dive: $70 per person
one tank wreck dive: $45 per person

Course prerequisites:
You must be a certified diver with good diving skills to attend this workshop. The coral reefs are very fragile, so we want to be assured that you have your buoyancy under control before you decide to dive with a camera. If you are comfortable with your buoyancy but haven't dived in a while and would like a refresher, a course in buoyancy control will be available through the dive shop on Saturday and/or Sunday before the workshop begins. There is an extra fee for this refresher course. It is highly recommended if you're not comfortable with your buoyancy while carrying a camera.