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Dive4Photos

Dive4photos
9/16 Moo 2
Koh Tao
Surat Thani
84360
Thailand
Tel: +66908718734
Review Summary

4.94 / 5

based on 34 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Dive4Photos to a friend




About Dive4Photos

Dive4Photos is Thailands' only dedicated underwater photography training facility. Located on the beautiful island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand, surrounded by warm tropical water that is teaming with marine life, you can learn how to take amazing underwater images with Professional Underwater Photographer & experienced Underwater Photography Instructor + PADI MSDT Alex Tyrrell.

Dive4Photos has a wide range of photography services available, whether it's; customised tuition, tailor-made to suit your exact requirements and skill set; A PADI Digital Underwater Photography course; A fluorescent photography course; Or you would like photos of your dive trip to take away as a lasting memory. Alex Tyrrell also offers the only PADI approved professional certification for underwater photography for his personally written 'PADI Dive Centre Pro Photographer' course. Alex can also teach PADI Courses relevant to u/w imaging; Self-Reliant Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep, Navigation, and many more...

Dive4Photos operates from a private air-conditioned edit suite, making for comfortable learning conditions in a relaxed, peaceful environment. For use on photo courses we have an advanced DSLR Camera with a selection of lenses in a Subal housing or compact camera system with both wide-angle and macro 'wet' lenses. For lighting we use Inon Z240 strobes. We dive with a great dive operator on Koh Tao, Dive Point, who run the most spacious and luxurious dive boat on the island.

Dive4Photos also run dedicated underwater photography workshops and photo tours to other fantastic locations around Asia. (ask for further info)

In addition we can assist you in the purchase of u/w camera equipment, being a reseller for Nauticam, Sea & Sea, Inon, Gates, RG Blue, i-Das, Light & Motion, Fisheye FIX, ReefNet, SeaTool, as well as being a dealer for Magic Filters.

Alex is regularly published in a variety of dive magazines, judges underwater photo competitions, and contributes to the Photo Pro column in DIVE Magazine in the UK. You can view Alex's images on his personal portfolio website www.atyrrell.com.


Languages

English


Affiliations

PADI


Services

Guided dive tours, Boat diving, Shore diving, Dive training, Equipment rental, In house equipment sales, Online equipment sales, Diver certifications, Underwater Photography Services and Training


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Locations

Dive4photos

9/16 Moo 2

Koh Tao

Surat Thani

84360

Thailand

Contact Dive4Photos

Dive4photos
9/16 Moo 2
Koh Tao
Surat Thani
84360
Thailand


Dive4photos, Alex Tyrrell
Skype: alex.tyrrell
Tel: +66908718734
Dive4Photos, Elaine Taylor
Skype: elaine.taylor13
Tel: +66845375201


http://www.dive4photos.com

from Raanana

written on Jul 28, 2017

Added Jul 28, 2017

5/5 stars

3 Week photography workshop.

I heard about Alex and Dive4Photos several times during my Divemeaster internship and IDC course on Koh Tao.
Alex was a great teacher he has the passion for photography and his years of experience are were noticeable in every subject we touched above and under the water.

Personally I enjoyed the macro week most out of the entire workshop I would not skip out on the other 2 but I would definitely do some extra macro shoots in the future with Alex next time I am on Koh Tao.

ABK would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About ABK

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Free diving, Liveaboard diving

from London

written on Nov 27, 2016 in Krabi, Thailand

Added Nov 28, 2016

5/5 stars

Very comprehensive

I turned up for the course with zero knowledge of photography and was pleased surprised at how comprehensive the course was. We covered all the lenses I had, filters and strobes.
I also learned what I needed of Lightroom and Alex even advised and assisted me on buying more kit.
He was patient and also taught me more about marine life behaviour which I wasn't expecting.

Lucy P would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Nov 29, 2016

Thanks for your lovely review Lucy, much appreciated. Good luck on the west coast and enjoy the diving and photography!

About Lucy P

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Tech diving

from London

written on Oct 23, 2016 Thailand

Added Oct 23, 2016

5/5 stars

A fun, detailed and immersive learning experience!

I recently took a four day photography course with Dive4Photos on Ko Tao. Alex's depth of knowledge, both in the technical and the artistic aspects of underwater photography is superb. His detailed and patient instruction taught me valuable techniques and helped develop skills that have taken my photography to new levels. I can highly recommend his courses to both beginners and those looking to improve on existing skills.

Stu Cobley would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Nov 29, 2016

Thank you Stu for a great review. Glad you have noticed the difference in your underwater skills and keep up the good work. Happy Diving!

About Stu Cobley

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Free diving

from Älmhult

written on Aug 28, 2016 Sweden

Added Aug 28, 2016

5/5 stars

A great experience

I have been photographing underwater for over 10 years and contacted Dive4photo while being at Koh Tao after having read about them in a local leaflet. I managed to get a day with Alex, one to one and it was worth every penny.

We started of spending a couple of hours discussing my ambitions, experience and my camera setup, and possible adaptations to the setup based on my priorities. Alex was really tentative and adapted the discussions to my personal needs and experience. We then went on discussing different techniques and considerations to be made to get the best out of a dive and Alex shared both photo techniques but also tips on what subjects to choose and what to consider while approaching them and most importantly when to fire of to get the most out of the subject.

We finished of with 2 amazing dives giving me a whole bunch of really great pictures and gained experiences.







Tomas Worén would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Sep 01, 2016

Thank you for your review Tomas. We hope to see you again one day! Happy Diving and shooting.

About Tomas Worén

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Liveaboard diving

written on Jun 06, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jun 07, 2016

5/5 stars

An excellent course, written and taught by a Pro.

Alex teaches the PADI dive centre pro photographer course with passion, patience and expertise.
He was an excellent mentor and teacher concerning everything from techniques at all levels, to identifying the right subject and how best to approach to achieve the shot you want. Worth a special mention is his vast knowledge of marine life and behaviours, something which I find fascinating. The BBC came to film underwater while I was on my course; Alex was their go-to guy. 'Nuff said.

1 person found this review helpful

Rob Kelly would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Jun 15, 2016

Thanks Rob for your kind review, much appreciated. We are happy you have enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. We hope your continue the diving and photography.

About Rob Kelly

Gender : Male

from Chicago

written on Feb 11, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Feb 11, 2016

5/5 stars

Not a better place exists for underwater photography instruction

I came to Koh Tao with extensive land photography experience and and wanted to fulfill my dream of learning underwater photography. I contacted Alex and expressed what I wanted to learn and he went above and beyond what was expected. I previously interviewed every other "photography school" on the island and knew from the first meeting that this was by far the best option. Alex answered every question I had and I felt that he truly wanted me to gain the most form my course. I am a grateful for his help and know without a doubt that I made the right decision. Don't look any further Alex WILL make you a competent UW photographer and really cares about your development.

1 person found this review helpful

Adam L would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Jun 15, 2016

Hi Adam. thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review. We are happy you came to learn with us and are continuing to enjoy the delights of the underwater photography world.

About Adam L

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Tech diving

from NYC

written on Feb 06, 2016 in Hanoi, Viet Nam

Added Feb 07, 2016

5/5 stars

Best underwater photography course out there!

Absolutely the best course I've taken thus far. Alex is extremely knowledgeable about underwater photography techniques and marine life, making this course a must for anyone serious about shooting underwater life. Two thumbs way up

Brendan R would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Jun 15, 2016

Thanks Brendan! Your review is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again one day. Happy diving and photography :-)

About Brendan R

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Liveaboard diving

written on Jan 31, 2016 in London, United Kingdom

Added Jan 31, 2016

5/5 stars

Better than you can hope for!

For the duration of the course, the diving experience was so relaxed & comfortable.. we were on the best (&biggest!) boat on KohTao, so no dragging of gear&tanks back&forth (yayyy!) The dives were fantastic, helping me to get a greater eye for detail, better diving techniques & soaking up all of Alexs incredible knowledge of the local ecology. Which led to longer dives&better photos! My favourite aspect of the course was Alex was really good at explaining the generic photography in such layman terms (theres only so much you can learn from books!) &Then having the opportunity & gratitude of trying&succeeding these new photography lessons.. UNDERWATER! :D Truly a fantastic course & an incredible teacher!!

Sylvia J would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Jun 15, 2016

Hi Sylvia, Sorry for the delay in replying, as you know it's been a busy few months at dive4photos. Thank you for your review, very kind of you. We are glad to hear you are coming back soon too and that you learnt so much and want to progress further. See you soon!

About Sylvia J

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography

written on Jan 19, 2016 Thailand

Added Jan 19, 2016

5/5 stars

Best Choice

Fantastic instructor ontop of being an excellent photographer. Uses the best boat on the island and opens your eyes to a greater perspective of both scuba diving and photography. Already recommended and forwarded many satisfied clients.

Tony Myshlyaev would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Jan 24, 2016

Thanks Tony, it's been a pleasure teaching you. Not long till Lembeh now!! You will get some amazing shots there, you have a great eye for it and will love the critters.

About Tony Myshlyaev

Gender : Male

from News York

written on Jan 19, 2016 in George Town, Malaysia

Added Jan 19, 2016

5/5 stars

Absolutely the best diving course I've ever taken

Alex Tyrrell is a wonderful instructor and a true wealth of knowledge, both on the camera side of things as well as the marine life. I came to Alex not knowing a thing about underwater photography, and after a few short sessions, I was shooting and feeling comfortable with diving with my camera. I would HIGHLY recommend any course Alex teaches. This was one photo of mine after a few days of shooting

Brendan R would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Jan 24, 2016

Thank you Brendan for your great review! Enjoy your diving and photography and we'll see you again for sure.

About Brendan R

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Liveaboard diving

from Santa Monica, CA

written on Feb 27, 2015 in Santa Monica, United States

Added Feb 27, 2015

5/5 stars

Awesome Diving in Koh Tao

I was in Thailand for a recent vacation and wanted to get some diving in. I was referred to Alex by a buddy of mine and couldn't have been happier with my choice.

Alex handled all of the logistics, all I had to do was show up ready for an adventure!

The boat was great, spacious and clean (had a bathroom and dry room for relaxing) as well as served food (big plus!!). We were able to get 4 dives in and by the end of the day I was beat.

If you are looking for a guide, I'd highly recommend you go with Alex. His pricing was reasonable and he's friendly/knowledgeable.

Thanks, Alex!

Robert R would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Mar 04, 2015

Thanks Robert for your kind words, it was good to have you and Heidi here for a number of months and see you both get the bug! Keep up the photography and enjoy Cozumel.

About Robert R

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 51-100

from Now Cozumel, most of the time Tonsberg, Norway

written on Feb 22, 2015 Mexico

Added Feb 22, 2015

5/5 stars

Profesional, patient and loads of fun

I took a few courses with Alex and Dive4Photos as I had just bought a brand new G16 with all the works and knew nothing about it. Alex was a very patient and calm teacher, very clear in his explanations and if you didn't get it the first time he had no problem explaining it again. During dives he was very good at finding subjects and let you spend as long as you wanted on each, but at the same time aware of and careful of the sea creatures. What I really enjoyed was that he would not move a subject to make you happy, you would have to work around the subject as best you could. No interference in to the marine life :-) I also took a fluo course with Alex and it was an amazing experience, not to mention getting to the editing part in Lightroom after each dive. Here as well Alex was a very patient and good teacher, going through every step of editing, giving hints and tips and making sure you saw the difference when or if you had gone too far with it. Though in fluo photography there was not a lot of limits, and I could be a lot more artistic here :-) I highly recommend this company to everyone from novices to professionals :-)

Heidi S would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Mar 04, 2015

Thanks Heidi for your wonderful review! It was great to have you guys here and watch you progress. We hope you are having fun in Cozumel and hope to see you somewhere again in the future.

About Heidi S

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Liveaboard diving

written on Feb 01, 2015 Thailand

Added Feb 02, 2015

4/5 stars

Everything you need to know about underwater photography

Alex tought Mee not only how to set my cam & how to take underwater photo but also how to edit digitally

Mee Narkvichetr would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Feb 18, 2015

Thank you for your review. Happy Diving and photography!

About Mee Narkvichetr

Gender : Male
Interests  :  Photography, Free diving, Liveaboard diving

written on Jan 16, 2015 in South Australia, Australia

Added Jan 16, 2015

5/5 stars

Great instructor! Fun times!!

Alex was really great to work with. He has a very laid back attitude that made it so nice to dive with him. He was really great at spotting underwater subjects, which definitely made the course worthwhile. Fluoro diving itself was an incredible experience, having been a lot of dives, this was certainly unique! Alex's a lovely guy and definitely would dive with him again when I return to KohToa!

Stephanie Zefferino would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Feb 18, 2015

Thank you Stephanie for your lovely review. We hope to see you someday back on Koh Tao, or elsewhere in the world diving and taking photos, keep up the good work!

About Stephanie Zefferino

Gender : Male

written on Oct 17, 2014 Thailand

Added Oct 17, 2014

5/5 stars

Great knowledge and going the extra mile!

I took the Padi Dive Center Pro Photographer course with Alex Tyrrell. As I have done already some underwater photography for customers, I wanted to get more indepth knowledge in photography for myself. The course is very well structured, so that it gave me the time to practice and improve what I've learned in the classroom sessions.

Analyzing the pictures and learning how to use the Lightroom editing program was one of the core points during the course. Alex has an incredible deep knowledge in giving advises how to edit a picture. Looking back to my previous taken pictures and comparing them to the photos I have taken and edited during the course I see a huge improvement!

Furthermore, with his experience and knowledge, Alex can assist and teach you with any kind of questions about photo equipment! If you have a main personal focus in underwater photography, Alex is happy to go the extra mile and provides you with what you want to learn including following strictly the Padi standards.

It was certainly a high rewarding course and I strongly recommend it!

Miriam Tresch would recommend Dive4Photos    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive4Photos Feb 18, 2015

Thanks Miriam for coming to KT to develop your underwater photography skills further. We had a great pro course and i enjoyed teaching you. We hope to see you back here soon!

About Miriam Tresch

Gender : Female
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+