Leafy Seadragon Photography Workshop

Join us on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia to photograph one of the most unique species of marine life, the Leafy seadragon.  These stunning creatures are found nowhere else in the world except the Great Southern Reef of Australia. 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 photography.

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.

We aim to dive 3 different locations across the peninsula during the workshop period and depending on the conditions and the abundance of marine life we may stick to one or two specific dive sites.

Learn about Leafy Seadragons, their behaviour, habitat and ecology as you photographic these endemic marine creatures.

These are some of the rarest creatures on our planet, you won’t want to miss out on this very special experience.

Dates & Rates

15th November – 21st November (6 Nights/7 Days)


AUD $750 (This is non-refundable)

Cost for the week of diving and attending the photographic workshops is $4,500

Note: All costs are in Australian Dollars (AUD)


Maximum of 4 people to maximize your time and one on one consultation

What’s Included

All workshop weeks include:

  • Transfers from Adelaide Airport to accommodation on the Fleurieu Peninsula
  • 6 nights Accommodation (shared)
  • Dive Equipment (Weights, Tanks, BCD, Wetsuit, fins, Mask, snorkel as required)
  • Up to 8 shore dives at the best sites for finding Leafy seadragons, with expert local guide.
  • 4WD Transport (Daily to and from dive sites)
  • Photographic Workshop (detailed schedule to follow)

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Additional activities on leisure days
  • Travel Insurance

Leafy Seadragon photography workshop


Day 1 Arrival, airport transfer to accommodation
Day 2 Workshop 1 (AM) – Setting Up your equipmentDouble shore dive

Post processing session

Day 3 Workshop 2 (PM) – Composition and LightDouble shore dive

Post processing session

Day 4 Workshop 3 – Understanding Video (optional)Double shore dive

Post processing session

Day 5 Double shore diveWorkshop 4 – Editing
Day 6 Non-diving day.  Relax, edit your photos, dry your gear, or explore Fleurieu!
Day 7 Departure – transfer from accommodation to Airport

Leafy Seadragon photography workshop

Important information

Please review our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation policy.

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For more information contact us through the website or directly via email at scott@scottportelli.com or +61 (0)402124453