Manta Ray Photography Expedition at Lady Elliot Island

July 18 - 21, 2025



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Manta Ray Photography Expedition at Lady Elliot Island
Mark Fitz
Guided Trip

The Story

Get ready for a ripper of an adventure led by none other than Mark Fitz, our master storyteller and award-winning photographer. With Mark at the helm, your journey to Lady Elliot Island becomes more than just a getaway; it's a pursuit for that once-in-a-lifetime shot of breathtaking manta rays, in one of the Southern Great Barrier Reef's most cherished marine havens.

From the moment you touch down on this remote coral cay, consider your adventure mode fully activated. Say g'day to each new day with Mark as you plunge into the clear waters during daily sunrise snorkels. Elevate your photography game with Mark's hands-on Photography Masterclasses, designed to help you ace that manta ray capture. Hop aboard our private boat to uncover secluded underwater paradises, and deepen your reef savvy with guided walks. With three nights at at the world-renowned Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, and daily feasting on buffet breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, all your creature comforts are well catered for.

And because we know the experience shouldn't just stay on the island, you’ll receive a gallery of masterfully captured photos from the trip. This isn't just a journey; it's a meticulously curated, visual storytelling experience designed to resonate long after you've returned home.

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The Highlights

  • Get up close with majestic manta rays
  • Storyteller Guide & Airguides Expedition Leader
  • 3 nights at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
  • Exclusive Photography Masterclasses with Mark
  • Daily sunrise snorkels
  • Private boat tours exploring Lady Elliot Island’s underwater wonderland
  • Personalised gallery of trip photos captured by Mark Fitz

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Mark Fitz

Manta Ray Photography Expedition at Lady Elliot Island

Why Travel With Mark?

Mark isn't just an award-winning photographer; he's a marine life maestro whose enthusiasm is infectious. His specialised focus means you’re learning from one of the best, while his dynamic approach will inspire you to see the ocean and its inhabitants in a whole new light. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned with a camera, Mark's insights will elevate not just your photography, but your entire perception of marine life.

When you travel with Mark, your journey transforms into something much larger than individual exploration. His advocacy for marine life and sustainability means you're not just a tourist but an ocean advocate. He'll inspire you to see not only marine life but also your role in its conservation in a transformative way.

Mark understands that photography is as unique as the individual behind the lens. Whether you're grappling with ISO settings or looking to capture that perfect shot, his personalised, hands-on guidance ensures you'll leave with more than just photos. You'll also gain skills and insights that will last a lifetime, all while having an adventure you'll never forget.

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Hervey Bay to Lady Elliot Island

Soar, Snap, and Snorkel


Lady Elliot Island

Mastering Marine Photography with Mark


Lady Elliot Island to Hervey Bay

Underwater Exploration and Masterclass Before Takeoff

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Manta Ray Photography Expedition at Lady Elliot Island
“People say to me, 'what was the most magical thing you ever saw in your life?’ And I always say without a word of exaggeration, ‘The first time I was lucky enough to visit the Great Barrier Reef.”
- Sir David Attenborough
Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
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What Our Travellers Say

“Thanking the stars I found Airguides and Jono's trip. We were totally taken care of! Paul answered all our questions and took care of the details so all we had to do was get there. Jono Allen is an amazing, talented photographer who created a special group experience. The WHALES were mind blowing. What a gift to be in Tonga staring into the eye of a baby whale! This trip was a lifelong dream come true. I highly recommend it so much we’ve already signed up again for next year!"

United States

"The Airguides trip to Tonga to swim with humpback whales was the experience of a lifetime. I have traveled all over the world, and nothing compares to being in the wild, rustic, deep blue waters of the South Pacific while interacting with whales and their calves. A wonderful and caring team made our adventures stress free. Absolutely amazing, so much so, that I am doing it again this year! Thanks a million Paul, Jono, Al, Alistair, Christian and Polly!"

United States

"Thank you for your help in putting together our trip to the Northern Territory. Everyone agreed that it was the best family holiday we'd ever had and - even better - everyone nominated something different as 'the best thing'."


"The trip with Airguides was magic. Paul was our kind and patient guide, Mark Fitz was our talented and positive photographer/storyteller. It was a perfect mix of activity and relaxation and I’m already planning my next Airguides trip."

Lisa Thomas

"I recently visited Lady Musgrave Island with Airguides. They have a unique and meaningful approach to travel and travelling with and learning from a world-class photographer, who was on the trip, was incredible."


"I cannot say enough amazing things about Airguides and the amazing honeymoon they planned for us. We began our trip planning by being overwhelmed with travel blogs, not knowing what was actually the best plan for us."

Ashley Ferrel
United States

“Just had an amazing trip to Heron Island organised by the Airguides team. Perfect balance of activity and relaxation, they made it so easy. Can't wait until I can do another trip!“

James Crowley

“ We recently organised our trip to Heron Island with Bibi and Paul as a last minute getaway. Seamlessly dealt with and an added bonus of having a world-class photographer/ free-diver as our story teller. The trip has only whet our appetite for more positive and relaxing experiences with the Airguides team- Awesome “

Damon Faint