Simple Life runs two resorts on Koh Tao, both situated along Sairee Beach.
Offers a wide range, from dorm rooms to beachfront villas at the south end of Sairee Beach.
Posted May 8th, 2012 by Jon
Over the past couple of days I have been conducting a PADI DUP [Digital Underwater Photography] Specialty course with Michelle from Canada. The focus of the course is to hopefully improve the quality of shots divers take under underwater. Yesterday, starting with a classroom session we covered basic photographic principles such as exposure, white balance, iso speed, shutter speed, aperture and so on. We also covered how to properly prepare and care for your camera housing, as well as doing a bit of book work.
This morning we head off on Simple Life Diver’s boat to Red Rock [Nangyuan Pinnacle] and White rock to put what we had learnt into practice. Scuba diving conditions are excellent, though possibly a little choppy en route to the second dive site which I’d put down to the full moon. Nothing that our sturdy custom built dive boat and able sea-dog captain couldn’t handle 😉
Anyway back in the classroom this afternoon we whipped out the laptops (3 at one stage), to do a little touching up of the photos we had taken. PhotoShop and other imaging editing software were used for adjusting RGB curves, white balance, brightness, contrast, colour along with a few other tools.
The PADI DUP course is a great foundation course for anyone who’s just brought a underwater camera, covering pre-dive, dive and post dive techniques.
Here a couple of before and after shots from today – vote for your favourite below!
Libby B | Hong Kong
"...was a really big deal for me considering the idea of it has always terrified me and I had always avoided trying it before. But Olivier was so reassuring...." Read more
Birgitte | Denmark
"fled the rainy Denmark ... talked that it would be good to get out and dive, but we had not planned that we would get through 22 great dives." Read more
Adam | Canada
"...initially hesitant to go through the course due to a myriad of fears. I can now say I am 100% satisfied that I did." Read more