Cuttlefish & Leafy Seadragon Photography Workshop


Join us in Whyalla and Port Lincoln, South Australia for one of nature’s great events-  the Australian Giant Cuttlefish aggregation.  Each winter, tens of thousands of Australian Giant Cuttlefish gather to mate and spawn. This mass event happens nowhere else in the world. These cuttlefish are endemic to south Australia and have a very short life cycle of 2 years, which means the need to mate in such large numbers ensures the success of generations to come.

No matter what level of photography or videography experience you have, Scott Portelli will be on hand daily to help you get the most out of your trip.  There will be time each evening to review and edit your images to optimise your photography and improve your approach.

This will be a small group expedition, maximum 4 people, suitable for certified SCUBA divers with temperate water experience.

Dates & Rates

We are running two workshops :

31st May – 6th June 2021 (Fly into Port Lincoln and out of Whyalla)

Cost for the week of diving and attending the photographic workshops is $2,550

2 days with the Leafy Seadragons followed by 3 days with the Giant Australian Cuttlefish,

There will be 5 sessions over the week to help improve your photography skills while shooting these amazing endemic creatures.

All workshop weeks include:

  • Accommodation
  • Boat Charter (1 boat dive in Whyalla and 2 days shore diving)
  • Dive Equipment (Weights, Tanks, BCD, Wetsuit, fins, Mask, snorkel as required)
  • 4WD Transport (to and from dive sites and between Port Lincoln & Whyalla)
  • Photographic Workshop (detailed schedule to follow)

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Additional activities on rest day

Learn about cuttlefish behaviour and how to get the best opportunity in the water with them and the Leafy Seadragons.

Want to find out more, email for more details

It is the one and only event of its kind in the world, so don’t miss out!



Day 1 – Arrive Port Lincoln

Day 2 – Dive Port Lincoln/Tumby Bay

Day 3 – Dive Port Lincoln/Tumby Bay – Drive to Whyalla

Day 4 – Dive Whyalla Giant Cuttlefish (Boat Dive)

Day 5 – Dive Whyalla Giant Cuttlefish (Shore Dive)

Day 6 – Dive Whyalla Giant Cuttlefish (Shore Dive)

Day 7 – Depart Whyalla

Want to find out more, email for more details

It is the one and only event of its kind, so don’t miss out!


Important information

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For more information contact us through the website or directly via email at or +61 (0)402124453