What we're about

Welcome to the Dive Travel Meetup Group.

Due to Covid-19 we have suspended local events. Underwater Society meetings are now held using ZOOM. If you would like to join us please text Bonnie at (949) 735-2985.

Join us for some amazing international trips to those warm, exotic destinations we all crave.

Like to take pictures? Many of us are photographers of all levels and with all sizes of cameras shooting stills and video. All our trips are photo-oriented, but you certainly don't need to be a photographer to join us. If you're just starting out, we are very happy to help you learn how to use your camera or improve your shooting skills.

Our trips have a long-standing reputation of being both fun and informative. We'd love to have you join us!

Let's go diving!!

Upcoming events (5)

19th Scuba Club Cozumel UW Photo Workshop - Macro Madness! SOLD OUT

JOIN BONNIE PELNAR DIETZ FOR AN UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN COZUMEL!

19th Annual Underwater Macro Madness Photo Workshop & Contest
Saturday, July 10 through Saturday, July 17, 2021

SORRY, SOLD OUT!

This workshop is designed for the underwater photographer who wants to take better pictures of macro subjects. No camera is too big or too small and all skill levels are invited. This year's itinerary is for the macro shooter!

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

In addition to the presentations, slide shows and seminars Bonnie will dive with you each day. We arrange special photographer's boats, so we don't hold up the other divers. We go nice and slow! If your non-shooting spouses wish to dive with the rest of the shooters, they are welcome to come along.

We also do one-on-one image review sessions with all the workshop participants, giving you a private critique of your images, as well as tips on how to improve your shooting techniques.

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

If your would like to attend please RSVP and contact Bonnie to reserve your spot.

$1190 per person based on double occupancy
$1040 per diver, single occupancy

Includes:
- 7 nights accommodations
- 5 days 2 tank boat diving
- unlimited shore diving
- breakfast & lunch daily
- 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, NITROX, beverages, rental gear if needed

Extra nights (includes meals):
$130 per person in a single room
$105 per person double occupancy

Extra dives:
two tank boat dive: $75 per person
one tank night boat dive: $55 per person
two tank twilight boat dive: $80 per person
one tank wreck dive: $55 per person

Course prerequisites: 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.

LAUPS & OCUPS Monthly ZOOM Meetings

Online event

DUE TO COVID-19 ALL MEETINGS ARE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM AND HAVE BEEN COMBINED WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (OCUPS) ZOOM MEETING.

If you would like to become a member of LAUPS please visit http://LAUPS.org.

If you would like to become a member of OCUPS, please visit http://OCUPS.org.

LAUPS & OCUPS Monthly ZOOM Meetings

Online event

DUE TO COVID-19 ALL MEETINGS ARE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM AND HAVE BEEN COMBINED WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (OCUPS) ZOOM MEETING.

If you would like to become a member of LAUPS please visit http://LAUPS.org.

If you would like to become a member of OCUPS, please visit http://OCUPS.org.

LAUPS & OCUPS Monthly ZOOM Meetings

Online event

DUE TO COVID-19 ALL MEETINGS ARE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM AND HAVE BEEN COMBINED WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (OCUPS) ZOOM MEETING.

If you would like to become a member of LAUPS please visit http://LAUPS.org.

If you would like to become a member of OCUPS, please visit http://OCUPS.org.

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LAUPS & OCUPS Monthly ZOOM Meetings

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