A COMO Journey with Henley Spiers and Jade Hoksbergen
“We are thrilled to return to one of our favourite places in the world. Our main focus will be exploration of new environments and fresh encounters – to create imagery which does justice to the beauty of COMO Maalifushi.''
Explore a whole new world beneath the waves guided by award-winning underwater photographers, Henley Spiers and Jade Hoksbergen. This celebrated, artistic couple will be in residence at COMO Maalifushi from April 17th to 30th 2023, where they’ll be offering a series of exciting activities.
Learn the craft of underwater photography from some of the best in the industry, or come away with unforgettable portraits of yourself. Spiers and Hoksbergen will also be available to mingle at weekly cocktails with the resort team.
All prices are subject to 10 per cent service charge and prevailing government taxes.
Inclusions: Scuba equipment, the services of a guide and a photographer, electronic copies of at least five high-res photos
Underwater Photography Tuition
Inclusions: Two dives with scuba equipment, the services of a private guide and photographer, post-production workshop and lunch for two
Professional camera rental: US$400
Attendance is complimentary.
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Henley Spiers, Underwater Photographer
Henley Spiers is a British-French dive instructor and award-winning underwater photographer with a longstanding relationship with COMO Hotels and Resorts. His photographs have won the Grand Prize for the Hamdan International Photography Award and been exhibited at the ‘Wildlife Photography of the Year’ held at the Natural History Museum in London. Spiers’s photographs at our destinations have won the first prize of the Festisub Duo Mer and the UN World Oceans Day contest. Spiers was also the assigned photographer for the Nekton Maldives Mission: the first 1000m-deep survey of Maldivian waters.
Jade Hoksbergen, Underwater Photographer
Jade Hoksbergen is a French-Taiwanese artist who is equally adept with a paintbrush as she is a camera. Hoksbergen’s underwater photography celebrates small aquatic wonders such as hidden marine characters in each reef. Many of her photographs have been published, awarded and printed on canvases around the globe. Hoksbergen is also comfortable in front of the camera as an underwater model, and she has graced several magazine covers.
Spiers and Hoksbergen have co-authored two books and are committed to sharing the wonders of the ocean through art. They are proud members of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment: an assembly of leading underwater photographers and scientists in the pursuit of ocean conservation. They live in Devon, UK with their two young daughters.