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

 17th – 22nd June (Fly in and out of Adelaide)

Cost for the week of diving and attending the photographic workshops is $6,750

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

There will be 4 sessions over the week to help improve your photography skills while shooting these amazing endemic creatures.

All workshop weeks include:

  • Accommodation (6 Nights)
  • Whyalla (2 days shore diving)
  • Edithburgh (2 days shore diving)
  • Dive Equipment (Weights, Tanks, BCD, Wetsuit, fins, Mask, snorkel as required)
  • Transport (to and from dive sites and between Whyalla & Edithburgh)
  • Photographic Workshop (detailed schedule to follow)

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Additional activities
  • Travel insurance

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

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


Day 1 – Arrive Adelaide (Briefing)

Day 2 – Dive Edithburgh with Leafy Seadragons

Day 3 – Dive Edithburgh with Leafy Seadragons (Shore Dive)

Day 4 – Dive Whyalla Giant Cuttlefish (Morning Shore Dive)

Day 5 – Dive Whyalla Giant Cuttlefish (Shore Dive)

Day 6 – Whyalla Giant Cuttlefish – Optional morning dive – (Shore Dive) NOTE: allow 18-24hours prior to your flight after diving.

Day 7 – Depart for Adelaide

Want to find out more, email for more details

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


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