Spider Crab Migration, Melbourne

Witness one of Nature’s great events. Every winter, tens of thousands of spider crabs march into the shallows to moult their shells.  This, alone, is a sight like no other on earth!  Predators like octopus, giant smooth stingrays and Port Jackson sharks also come in to feast on the crabs.  To help you capture this unique event, no matter what level of photography or videography experience you have, Scott Portelli will be on hand daily to mentor you.  There will be daily workshops, and time each evening to review and edit your images with Scott, to make sure you take away some great images.   This is a small group trip, for certified SCUBA divers with temperate water experience.

Dates & Rates

20th May – 27th May (7 Nights)


AUD $750 (This is non-refundable)

Cost for the week of diving and attending the photographic workshops is $4,750 

Note: All costs are in Australian Dollars (AUD)


Maximum of 5 people to maximize your time and one on one consultation

What’s Included:

  • Transfers from airport to accommodation
  • 7 nights Accommodation (shared)
  • Photographic/ Video tuition with Scott Portelli (Daily workshop schedule to be announced)
  • Dive Equipment (Weights, Tanks, BCD, Wetsuit, fins, Mask, snorkel as required)
  • Up to 8 shore dives at the best sites for finding spider crabs.

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Additional activities
  • You must have your own underwater camera/housing


Day 1 Arrival & transfer to accommodation
Day 2 Double shore diveWorkshop 1

Post processing session

Day 3 Double shore diveWorkshop 2

Post processing session

Day 4 Double shore diveWorkshop 3

Post processing session

Day 5 Workshop 4Double shore dive

Post processing session

Day 6 Non-dive day.  Relax, edit your photos and explore.
Day 7 Departure – Transfer to the airport

Important information

Please review our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation policy: https://www.scottportelli.com/terms-conditions-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