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Photo Week at Sipadan Water Village Provides Unlimited Opportunities For Photo Enthusiasts

Sipadan Photo Week Underwater photographers wanting to experience something different and unique should take a close look at Sipadan Water Village’s "Photo Week" promotion. Scheduled for February 25-March 7, 2004, this popular resort getaway is offering participants the opportunity to plunge into new and different types of photo equipment, while experiencing one of the world’s truly unique dive destinations.

It’s the perfect opportunity to combine a relaxing tropical getaway with the fun and excitement of learning about new photo and imaging techniques, says Vickie Coker, Director of Sales for Sipadan Water Village through US-based Travel Masters. "Almost everyone has heard of and dove in Grand Cayman, Bonaire or the Bahamas. At Sipadan Water Village, we’re offering something that is unique, out of the ordinary and frankly, NOT for everyone."

Located in the east coast of Malaysian state of Sabah (Borneo) on the island of Mabul, lies the luxury and excitement of a world class diving and relaxing resort fringed by colorful corals, white sand and amazing marine beauty facing the Celebes Sea.

The Photo Week package, priced at just $2995 per person, double occupancy, includes round trip air on Malaysia Airlines from Los Angeles, seven nights lodging in a standard cottage at Sipadan Water Village, all meals at the resort, six days of 3-tank boat dives, plus unlimited shoe diving. Also included is a one night stay in the five-star Kota Kinabalu hotel (on the return at end of the trip), all airport/hotel transfers, and all hotel and airport taxes.

Participants will also have full use of all photo and video equipment, editing facilities and access to the photo staff being organized by Sipadan Water Village for this event.

During photo week, all participants are eligible to participate in the photo and video contests. With prizes in three categories, 35mm, digital and video, participants will be vying for valuable prizes including a one week stay for two at Sipadan Water Village including airfare (valued at almost $5,000), Scuba equipment from TUSA, Scubapro, Zeagle and Henderson, and many other prizes.

Sipadan Water Village offers a unique diving atmosphere. The resort consists of 35 standard and deluxe water cottages built on stilts extending over the water. Wooden sidewalks allow guests to wander around the resort and enjoy the spacious and secluded surroundings. A limited number of cottage upgrades are also available for Photo Week. Ask your Travel Masters professional for more details.

Dive retailers and travel pros can take advantage of the Travel Master group booking program that provides one free spot for each 11 travelers paid. In addition, special commission structures are available for larger groups. For more details, contact Travel Masters directly.

Travel Masters, the official travel professionals for Sipadan Water Village and Photo Week, can provide everything necessary for divers and travelers wanting to experience this fabulous resort’s diving opportunities. With direct flights from major gateways around the United States, Travel Masters can deliver economical and efficient travel arrangements. To book this or other travel, call (866) UW PHOTO or (512) 323-6961 or visit the website at

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