Are you ready for an oceanic adventure like no other? Join us on a journey to Lady Elliot Island, a hidden gem of the Great Barrier Reef, with award-winning ocean photographer Brooke Pyke. Delve into a world brimming with marine wonders and experience a unique connection with nature.
Lady Elliot Island isn't just a gorgeous destination; it's an ecological marvel. Known as one of the world's premier locations for swimming with manta rays, its crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs are a snorkeler's dream. Each morning, as the sun rises, embark on guided snorkelling excursions with Brooke.
Your stay at the eco-conscious Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is an integral part of this experience. Here, sustainability is a lifestyle, seamlessly blending comfort with ecological stewardship. Amidst this pristine environment, Brooke's storytelling and hands-on Photography and Marine Life Masterclasses will elevate your photography game and ignite your passion for marine life. You'll not only learn to capture nature's majesty through your lens but also experience a thrilling expansion of your artistic and environmental awareness.
Explore secluded reef locations on private boat tours, and in the evenings, share stories and insights with your fellow travellers during group dinners. This journey with Brooke is more than just a trip; it's an immersive experience, leaving you with a personal photo gallery curated by Brooke herself.
Explore the world with an award-winning underwater photographer, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the ocean. Brooke's lens has not only captured the untamed beauty of destinations like Ningaloo Reef but also earned her international acclaim, including a prestigious photography award in 2022. Her journey from being captivated by the ocean's power to mastering its portrayal is a testament to her skill and dedication.
Brooke's trips offer more than just sightseeing; they are an immersive journey into the art of marine photography and conservation. With her, you'll explore stunning underwater realms, learning to capture their beauty through her expert guidance. Brooke's unique approach to photography, self-taught and honed in some of the world's most stunning underwater locations, transforms each dive into an unforgettable experience.
Her passion for the ocean extends beyond photography to a deep commitment to marine conservation. Traveling with Brooke means engaging in sustainable exploration and contributing to the preservation of marine ecosystems. Her work, showcased in magazines like Oceanographic Mag and EzDive, not only highlights marine biodiversity but also advocates for its protection. With Brooke, every trip is a step into a world of discovery, respect, and a shared commitment to protecting our oceans.
Meet-and-greet with your Storyteller Guide
Meet at Hervey Bay with Brooke and your fellow adventurers. Your Airguides Expedition Leader will be waiting for you.
Board a scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island. As you soar above the turquoise waters, seize the opportunity to capture stunning aerial views of the island.
On arrival, join Brooke and your Expedition Leader for a Q&A session and an overview of the trip. This is your chance to learn more about what's ahead.
Dive into your first guided snorkel tour. Explore the island’s vibrant reef, bustling with turtles, manta rays, sharks, and a kaleidoscope of colourful fish.
Enjoy a group dinner at the resort’s restaurant. The evening is made special with storytelling by Brooke, who will share her insights and deep passion for the Great Barrier Reef.
Overnight at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.
Sunrise to Moonlight: Discover Lady Elliot's Underwater Worlds
Each day begins with a sunrise snorkel led by Brooke. These sessions focus on spotting the turtles, majestic manta rays and other marine life in the beautiful early morning light.
Recharge with a group breakfast at the resort’s restaurant.
Follow Brooke for a guided walk to discover hidden gems and secret spots across the island. This is a great opportunity to learn about the island's unique ecosystem.
Enjoy free time to relax or explore the island’s natural beauty.
Group lunch, followed by more guided snorkelling sessions. Discover Lady Elliot Island's colourful and bustling reefs with Brooke.
In the afternoon, participate in Brooke’s exclusive Storyteller Masterclasses. These sessions are designed to refine your photography skills, capturing the essence of the island and its marine life.
As dusk settles, enjoy a group dinner. Here, Brooke shares more of her expert knowledge about the marine life and secrets of the underwater world.
If conditions allow, gear up for a night snorkel. Experience the magic of the lagoon’s glowing corals and nocturnal creatures, illuminated under UV torchlight.
Overnight at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.
Capture, Edit, and Farewells
Rise and shine, it's your last day on magical Lady Elliot Island.
Join Brooke for a sunrise snorkel to explore some of the world's most beautiful underwater spots.
Group breakfast, followed by a hands-on Photography Editing Masterclass led by Brooke. Learn from the master herself how to take your photos from good to breathtaking.
Relish the final views of the island on your scenic flight back to Hervey Bay. Then, it's time to say your goodbyes.
“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish, and Lady Elliot Island is the perfect place to do that.”
*For assistance in booking your flights or if you have any other inquiries, please get in touch and we can help.
Lady Elliot Island isn't just another spot on the map; it's a snorkeler's paradise and a diver's dream. Voted the second-best beach for snorkelling worldwide by Lonely Planet in 2020, this unique coral cay island delivers an unrivaled underwater experience. Its remote location makes it one of the Great Barrier Reef's more secluded spots, adding a touch of exclusivity to its natural splendour. The island's protected reefs serve as an underwater sanctuary, making it not just the ultimate diving location, but a snorkelling haven that offers intimate encounters with diverse marine life. In short, Lady Elliot Island is the quintessential destination for anyone looking to truly immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean.
Yes, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is an award-winning leader in sustainable tourism, committed to the conservation of both Lady Elliot Island and the greater Great Barrier Reef.
Yes, Lady Elliot has a large range of snorkel vests and pool noodles for flotation. Our in-water guides are only too happy to help with any assistance and instruction.
Pack the camera gear you're most comfortable with! Whether you prefer DSLRs or a simple smartphone setup with a waterproof case, our Storyteller Guides are skilled in various underwater photography techniques. For those interested in diving deep into photo editing, we suggest bringing a laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed. If you have any specific questions or need advice on gear, feel free to reach out to us.
For our ocean adventures, a moderate level of fitness is ideal to fully enjoy water-based activities like swimming, snorkelling, or diving, often lasting several hours. Being comfortable in the ocean is essential. If you have concerns about your fitness level or abilities in the water, please don't hesitate to contact us for advice.
Your adventure will be guided by a seasoned Airguides Trip Leader, who's an experienced travel guide and your primary contact for any needs or questions during the trip. What sets our trips apart? We'll be joined by a 'Storyteller Guide,' a true expert with deep knowledge and a genuine passion for the destination, adding authentic insights and stories to your journey.
Our trips are intimate and immersive experiences, accommodating 8-12 guests. Along with a knowledgeable Storyteller Guide and an Airguides Trip Leader, you'll join a diverse group of like-minded adventurers. Our guests come from various countries and backgrounds, including solo travellers, couples, and friends. This adventure is designed for travellers aged 18 and above.
Solo travellers can opt for a private room, which incurs a single-supplement fee. Please contact us for specific pricing details. Alternatively, we may offer a roommate pairing option on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. Reach out to us for availability and more information.
Certainly! If you need help finding the best flights or planning your travel routes, we're here to help. Just reach out to us, and our team will be more than happy to provide guidance and support.
We'd love to speak with you about this trip and answer any questions you have! Feel free to call, text or WhatsApp our friendly team at +61 402 552 918. You'll be connected with a real, knowledgeable person from Airguides, ready to assist. We take great pride in our personal service, ensuring we're with you every step of the way, from planning your adventure to your journey back home.
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