PURTO RICO • SEPTEMBER 16 – 19, 2022

Join underwater photographer Justin Lutsky and Abbey the ‘Everyday Mermaid’ on their latest SUBMERGE experience: the Puerto Rico 2022 Underwater Modeling Workshop! A truly spectacular adventure, set against some of the most stunning stretches of shoreline on Earth. From pristine white sand beaches and coral-rich snorkeling havens to crystal-clear swimming holes, the trip is dedicated to creating unique ocean-inspired art.

Basecamp is Casa Bomberos, a spacious, private residence with an incredible salt water pool located just minutes away from everything Rincon has to offer, where guests will have the entire property available to model, shoot, or simply relax. Participants will learn underwater modeling tips, tricks, and techniques, plus have the opportunity to shoot in new aquatic environments with the support of the SUBMERGE team. Models enrolled in this workshop will leave with gorgeous photo and video content unlike any other.

Who is this for? Underwater model enthusiasts and professionals alike who want to create unique content in a private, all-inspiring setting. From first timers to experienced pros and seasoned mermaids, this trip will not disappoint! The SUBMERGE team will assist and guide every step of the way regardless of experience level.

Sample Itenerary

Friday, September 16: Night 1

  • Arrive at Rafael Hernández Airport
  • 45-minute travel to the Casa Bomberos, Rincon
  • Afternoon free, no group activities
  • Out on the town for dinner

Saturday, September 17: Night 2

  • Breakfast
  • Morning coaching / photo sessions (saltwater pool)
  • Lunch
  • Travel to Crash Boat beach
  • Ocean photo sessions
  • Travel to Casa Bomberos to cleanup
  • Out on the town for dinner

Sunday, September 18: Night 3

  • Breakfast
  • Morning coaching / photo sessions (saltwater pool)
  • Lunch
  • Travel to Peña Blanca beach
  • Ocean photo sessions
  • Travel to Casa Bomberos to cleanup
  • Out on the town for dinner

Monday, September 19

  • Breakfast
  • Morning free, no group activities
  • 45-minute travel to Rafael Hernández Airport

 / What’s Included

3 Night Stay at a Casa Bomberos

Pre-Trip Consultation: Personal consultation with our team before the trip so you know what to bring and how to prepare. Advice on wardrobe, hair, and makeup for underwater modeling.

Model Coaching Sessions: Learn the fundamentals of posing underwater, breath hold techniques, and mastering buoyancy control from the safety of the pool. Then spend time learning specific techniques for modeling in open water environments. Throughout the trip you’ll get hours of quality breath hold and pose coaching in various settings.

Pool Photo Sessions: Create stunning imagery together from the comfort of a private, saltwater pool.

Open Water Photo Sessions: Takes your skills to the next level and capture gorgeous works of art in the ocean at one of several incredible local beaches.

Mermaid Tail Experience: If you’ve ever wanted to try mermaiding, this is your chance! We’ll have a selection of quality mermaid tails on hand to try for any of your photo sessions, along with plenty of tips and techniques for swimming in a tail.

Online Image Gallery: You’ll get access to a preview gallery of all images from the trip to pick your favorites.

6 Professionally Retouched Digital Images: High quality and professionally edited masterpieces of your 6 favorite shots from the trip.

Personal Highlight Video: Edited highlight video of your personal photo session experience during the trip, delivered in vertical and horizontal formats for ultimate social media flexibility.

Daily Breakfast & Lunch

Local Transportation: Group transportation to / from local beaches for photo sessions.

Optional Extras

Private Massage: Private massage during your stay at Casa Bomberos by a licensed massage therapist.

Additional Image Edits

Slow Motion Video Clips

Additional Private Photo Sessions

Gorgeous Prints on Canvas, Metal, Acrylic, Wood and more!

Puerto Rico

Casa Bomberos

Casa Bomberos is a spacious, private residence with an incredible salt water pool located just minutes away from everything Rincon has to offer. Located on a quiet, dead-end street, it offers both privacy and proximity to all of the beaches and restaurants in Rincon. There are 2 separate units with 6 bedrooms in all. Large common areas and balconies throughout make it ideal for extended families and friends traveling together. The salt water pool is one of the largest private pools in Rincon! The surrounding yard is lush and green and fruit trees abound, Pick an avocado for yourself while you breathe in the incredible scent of the ylang ylang flowers growing right off the back porch. Bananas, mangos, papaya and Caribbean cranberries can all be found in season – to name a few!

The Hosts

Justin Lutsky is an award-winning underwater photographer and filmmaker from Southern California. Not only a skilled underwater shooter and highly trained dive professional, his experience ranges from open water documentaries to confined water narrative work, portrait photography and behind-the-scenes imagery and safety diving for the film and entertainment industry. With each new project he aims to bring a “larger-than-life”, cinematic experience to audiences everywhere and strongly believes that collaboration is key to any successful creative endeavor. He loves sharing his sense of adventure with others, forging new friendships while helping clients find confidence and joy exploring underwater worlds and creating underwater art that they never thought possible.

WEB: photo.justinlutsky.com
IG: @jlutskyphoto

Abbey is a professional mermaid and underwater model based in Nashville, TN. After years of experience working on both sides of the camera, she now enjoys coaching models underwater alongside the Submerge Underwater creative team. When she isn’t in the water, she hosts “The Everyday Mermaid Podcast,” and is also a content creator for various brands and businesses. Abbey is a Mertailor Ambassador and President of the Nashville Mermaid Pod.

IG: @mermaidvlogs

PACKAGE INCLUDES

4 days / 3 nights at Casa Bomberos
Breakfast • Lunch
Pre-Trip Consultation
Model Coaching Sessions
Pool Portrait Sessions
Open Water Portrait Sessions
Mermaid Tail Experience
Online Image Gallery
6 Professionally Retouched Digital Images
Personal Highlight Video
WiFi

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

International flights
Airport Transfers
Dinner
Gratuities
Travel insurance (recommended)
Massages and spa treatments

Room 1 | $2, 250 | Private – Queen Bed

Room 2 | $1, 999 | Shared Occupancy – Double Bed

Room 3 | $1, 999 | Shared Occupancy – Double Bed

Room 4 | $2, 250 | Private – Queen Bed

Room 5 | $2, 250 | Private – Queen Bed

Available on a first-come first-served basis

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

With Reservation $1,000
July 1, 2022 $500
August 1, 2022 $500
September 1, 2022 Balance

Prices subject to change

FLIGHT INFORMATION

SAMPLE ITINERARY AS OF June 4, 2022

OPTION 1: LOS ANGELES – Puerto Rico

Terms and Conditions

DEFINITIONS: “Company” is defined as Justin Lutsky Photography. “Company Affiliated Parties” is defined as the Company, Justin Lutsky, Abbey Boutwell, Submerge, its directors, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, and contractors. “Guest” is defined as any person or persons placing a booking (whether provisional or confirmed) with the Company and who contracts with the Company for any of the Services together with his/her spouse, dependents and companions. “Services” is defined as the provision of accommodation, transport, transfers, scuba diving and snorkeling activities, tours or any other activities or services provided by the Company and the procurement by the Company of the provision of accommodation, transport, transfers, scuba diving and snorkeling activities, tours or any other activities or services by any Third-Party Contractors.

GENERAL: Price based on double occupancy group rate. Single supplement, extensions, additional services, and all other items not listed in itinerary are not included. All prices subject to change without notice. A $1,000.00 deposit per person is required with each Guest reservation. Company reserves the right, without advance notice, to make changes or cancellations, in part or in whole, as circumstances dictate. Any deposit or payment made to Company or any representative of Company shows acceptance and acknowledgement of the terms and conditions as stated herein.

CHANGES TO RESERVATIONS: Any request by Guest to amend or change a booking once it has been confirmed, may be accommodated by Company subject to availability. If Company is able to assist, a reasonable administrative fee may be charged. Any such administrative fees shall be invoiced to the Guest and must be settled as per the standard terms applicable to the booking. If the invoice is not paid within such time, Company may construe such non-payment as an act of cancellation on the part of the Guest and the provisions of the cancellation clause shall apply. All reservations, confirmed bookings, and Company’s services are non-transferable.

CANCELLATIONS TO RESERVATIONS: Refund (less cancellation fee) may be issued if reservation is cancelled four months prior to departure date and if another Guest can fill the vacancy. All authorized refunds will be assessed a $300.00 cancellation fee. No refund or credit will be made for Services not utilized by Guest. No cancellations shall be accepted within 30 days of trip departure.

FORCE MAJEURE: “Force Majeure Event” is defined as any event which is beyond the control of the Company, including, but not limited to a national strike, act of war, armed conflict, insurrection, civil commotion, terrorism or the threat of terrorism; any act of God including but not limited to epidemic, pandemic, lightning, earthquake, flooding, fire, cyclone, hurricane, typhoon, tidal wave, storm, volcanic eruption and other unusual and extreme adverse weather or environmental conditions; any event which falls within any of these categories that is suffered by Third-Party Contractors of the Company, who are involved in the receipt or provision of the Services; and or any other cause or contingency beyond the control of the Company. The Company shall not be deemed to be in breach of any of its obligations to Guest due to any Force Majeure Event. If the Company is affected by a Force Majeure Event, it may in its sole and absolute discretion, amend or cancel any of the Services or the remainder thereof, or to make any alteration in route, accommodation, transportation or arrangement in the event of the Services or any part thereof being rendered impossible, illegal or inadvisable.

GUEST INSURANCE: If scuba diving is a Service used by Guest, Company requires Guest to possess a dive accident insurance policy prior to using any of Company’s Services. If scuba diving is not a Service used by Guest, Company requires Guest to possess an international accident and medical evacuation insurance policy prior to using any of Company’s Services. Information on dive accident insurance can be found at the Divers Alert Network’s website: www.diversalertnetwork.org. In addition, Company recommends trip insurance in the event a Guest must cancel the trip. Information on trip insurance can be found at the Divers Alert Network’s website: www.diversalertnetwork.org or the DiveAssure website: www.diveassure.com.

RESPONSIBILITY: Company acts only as agents for the Third-Party Contractors providing transportation, accommodations, diving and other Services. All tickets and vouchers issued constitute the sole contract between the Guest and Company. Company or its representatives shall not at any time be responsible in any way for loss, injury, or damage arising from any Force Majeure Event, act of government, theft, sickness, customs regulations, delay, cancellation error, or any cause beyond its control. Company or its representatives accepts no liability for the consequences of the personal activities of any Guest who is personally responsible for decisions concerning health, safety, fitness for diving and snorkeling, or any other circumstances beyond its control.

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