NEW ZEALAND CELEBRATE DIWALI WITH SOMETHING different this year in the Andaman Sea. Lacadives – an India-based dive operator – is combining its underwater photography course with an Andaman Coral Ecologist diver programme held in association with partner Reefwatch Marine Conservation. This programme involves research, education and outreach activities such as coral reef monitoring and beach clean-ups. The week-long trip now includes two days of training for guests on operating a camera underwater to capture professional-level photos. Upgrade your Instagram and Facebook feeds, while also learning to identify species, monitoring fish stocks and collecting data on coral reefs to aid conservation. Pre-requisite terms include a PADI Advanced Open Water qualification with at least 10 logged dives. The price starts from Rs46,700 (excluding tax, airfare and accommodation but including camera rental) and the offer is valid from November 1-30. Make enquiries and bookings at email@example.com.