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Big Blue Photographic Expeditions 2012
with Jan Reyniers in the Azores
ONLY 4 SPACES PER EXPEDITION
VERY BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC OPPORTUNITIES
Join professional photographer Jan Reyniers on Pico Island and get breathtaking images of Blue sharks, Makos, Mobulas, dolphins and much more!


1. UNDERWATER WONDERS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC
Big Blue Photographic Expedition with Jan Reyniers INTRODUCTION
Are you a keen underwater photographer? Join one of our Big Blue Photographic Expeditions 2012 and discover the underwater marvels of the Azores.
Under guidance from Jan Reyniers and the CW Azores Team there can be few equal opportunities to take breathtaking underwater images.

Big Blue Photographic Expedition with Jan Reyniers BLUE SHARK & MAKO DIVING
The absolute highlight is diving with the Blue Shark and the Mako in crystal clear waters, which makes our island an unparalleled destination for this activity.
In 2011 our success rate with the Mako has increased from 30% to an astonishing 65%, adding further thrill to the experience. The Blue shark and the Mako occur offshore and entering their realm means Blue Water Diving.

Big Blue Photographic Expedition with Jan Reyniers DIVE PRINCESS ALICE SEAMOUNT
Situated 45 nautical miles off the south coast of Pico, Princess Alice seamount is world-famous for its carousel of Mobulas (Devil rays) and mantas. Princess Alice is also inhabited by Jacks, huge Tunas, Barracudas and Sharks.

Big Blue Photographic Expedition with Jan Reyniers COASTAL DIVES - PICO, FAIAL, S. JORGE
Among a labyrinth of arcades, canals and caverns the vivid contrast between the dark volcanic rocks and brightly coloured marine life creates an impressive seascape.

Big Blue Photographic Expedition with Jan Reyniers WHALE & DOLPHIN PARADISE
Our waters are home to more than 20 species of whales and dolphins. The program includes a Whale Watching trip and a tour to snorkel and freedive with wild dolphins.
2. PRE-REQUISITES FOR PARTICIPANTS
3. ABOUT JAN REYNIERS

Diving Princess Alice seamount
Mantas (Mobula or Devil Rays) at Princess Alice - Photo by Jan Reyniers
(Cover shot of magazine Duiken - March 2010 issue)


The Jewels of Princess Alice by Claudio Valerio The Jewels of Princess Alice
Watch the HD Video shot by professional underwater cameraman Claudio Valerio while diving Princess Alice with CW Azores.

Freedive with wild Dolphins

WHAT TO EXPECT, TERMS, CONDITIONS

All wildlife holidays are subject to the unpredictability of nature and weather conditions.

While success rates are very high for every activity included in the program and weather is at its best in September, you should be prepared to be flexible and let us organise the activities according to our experience and safety requirements.


OUR GUARANTEES
Shark Diving
We guarantee that you will dive with sharks during your Big Blue Photographic Expedition but we do not guarantee the success or viability of every single trip.

Princess Alice seamount
We guarantee that you will see the huge, legendary Devil ray (Mobula tarapacana).
In case of adverse weather/sea conditions (remember that Princess is 45 nautical miles off Pico) the activity will be compensated with extra local dives.

Whale Watching & Dolphin snorkeling
We guarantee these activities and you will be entitled to 100% refund in case of adverse weather/sea conditions or unsuccessful trips.

Coastal Diving
We guarantee the number of dives included in the program.
In case of adverse weather/sea conditions you will be entitled to 100% refund.

Activities skipped for personal reasons
No refund will be given.
Help Give Sharks a Fighting Chance - Sign the Petition! (Project AWARE)

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM


Colourful seascapes of Pico
The program Big Blue Photographic Expedition 2012 includes:
  • 8 nights accommodation at Hotel Caravelas
    (double room with private bathroom, breakfast included)
  • 3 Blue Shark & Mako Expeditions (5-6 hours per trip)
  • 2 dives at Princess Alice seamount + Big Blue Pelagic Expedition
    (45 nautical miles offshore, full day, 2 dives)
  • 4 boat dives + 1 night dive
    (islands of Pico, Faial, S. Jorge)
  • 1 Freedive with Dolphins trip
  • 1 Whale Watching trip
  • Photographic Advisory by Jan Reyniers
  • Transfer to/from the airport
  • Welcome and assistance throughout your stay in Pico
1799.-- Euro/person

OTHER LODGING OPTIONS

Baia da Barca
(4-star apartment-hotel, breakfast)
1919 Euro/person (standard apartment)
2079 Euro/person (panoramic apartment)

All prices are based on double room occupancy. Please contact us for single room or extra bed quotations.

Please fill in the text area at the bottom of the page to let us know about any special requirements and/or post any questions about the program.

Contact us and check space availability

TOUR DATES

IMPORTANT INFORMATION



Every Big Blue Photographic Expedition is restricted to a maximum of 4 photographers for each and every proposed trip.

Remember that all participants should be certified to a minimum level equivalent to a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and have a minimum of 50 logged dives.

Every diver is required to have valid Dive Insurance. Please also consider insuring your diving and photographic gear as we are not liable to refund any damages.

NUMBER OF GUESTS (ADULTS AND ACCOMPANYING CHILDREN)

No. of adults: No. of accompanying kids under 3 years old: No. of accompanying kids from 3 to 11 years old:
Boat trips can be inappropriate for children under 3 years old. For parents peace of mind we can provide excellent babysitting services.

Blue shark close-up

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Blue shark (Prionace glauca)

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Our Big Blue Photographic Expeditions support Shark Conservation.
2% of proceeds will be donated to

Project AWARE

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