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September 9, 2019
Phillipines with a Macro Eye

Program: Trent's wife took her first dive trip to the Philippines to visit Tubbataha, a UNESCO world heritage site. When she returned from her trip, she didn’t share how good the diving was because she didn’t want Trent to feel bad. When planning their next trip, Trent wanted to see what the Philippines was about for himself. They booked space on the Atlantis Azores for the crossing from Dumaguete to Puerto Galera in December 2018. Prior to this trip Trent had only shot wide angle. This trip was going to be mainly macro. He purchased a new lens / port and began practicing his next foray into underwater photography, MACRO! The Philippines should be on every divers short list of destinations. Join us to explore the land and sea wonders of the Philippines.

Speaker: Trent Hebrlee has been diving since July 1996. His first open water dive was Cozumel within weeks of completing his certification. He was hooked. Cozumel is still one of his favorite destinations and he has been there more than 50 times. Trent and his wife are both PADI Master Scuba Divers with over 2500 dives each. They take four dives trips a year on average and have done so the past 20 years. Trent's wife reminds him that she has more dives then he does due to a few trips that Trent couldn’t go on because of work conflicts.

After exploring Mexico and most of the Caribbean for the first 10 years they have spent the last 10 years on more exotic locales. Growing up landlocked in Kansas Trent never could have dreamed of the adventures he has had traveling the world because of diving. He and his wife have been to Indonesia, Fiji, Sudan / Red Sea Maldives, and the Phillipines. Their preferred method of diving is liveaboards because of convenience and the ability to do as many as five dives per day.

Trent became interested in photography while in high school and practiced his skills with school newspaper and yearbook. Thirteen years ago, he purchased a used underwater camera and combined his love of photography with his passion for diving. He now has a photographic logbook to share with fellow divers and land lovers alike.