Lembeh Resort has announced the opening of its new photo center—the world’s first Backscatter Authorized Photo Center. This means that not only does the resort’s new center have a Backscatter certified photo pro on site, but also that there is now a wider range of underwater imaging gear available to rent or buy. Guests will therefore have a great opportunity to test cameras, lights and accessories before purchasing and then draw on the gear knowledge and shooting technique of the photo pro.
“The photographic opportunities in the Lembeh Strait are amazing, the abundance and diversity of photographic subjects is unparalleled,” said Backscatter CEO Jim Decker, who was at Lembeh Resort for the center’s official opening. “It’s a truly unique destination and the perfect location for Backscatter to have an authorized Photo Center.”
“We are completely stoked to partner with Backscatter to create the world’s first Backscatter authorized Photo Center,” said Danny Charlton, co-owner of Critters at Lembeh Resort, who joined Jim and Lembeh Resort owner Ray Rorimpandey to cut the ribbon. “This partnership is fantastic for our guests, and will open more doors for our dive guides and all staff and it is yet another example of leading the industry with innovative relationships and offerings.”
The photo center is in a new building and offers much more space than the resort’s old center. It includes displays for imaging gear available to guests, an area for courses taught by the in-house photo pro, repair and maintenance stations, and editing space. There is also a 3D printer that allows the center to manufacture spare parts as well as custom-made diopters.
Read more about the opening here.
Declaring Lembeh Resort’s Backscatter Authorized Photo Center open
Backscatter’s CEO Jim Decker (left) with Danny Charlton (center) and Ray Rorimpandey (right)
Lembeh Resort Managers Tarken Sever (left) and Kathrin Heussner (right) celebrate with Jim Decker
Fantasea FG7X II
Ikelite Housing for Nikon D500
I-DiveSite Venom 35s