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Don’t Miss the Upcoming COMO Journey: Inspire Ocean Event!

Join renowned photographer Matt Porteous and ocean advocates at COMO Uma Canggu, Bali, for the Inspire Ocean Event on Oct 26-28, 2023. Explore ocean beauty and conservation through photography, storytelling, workshops, and more. Be part of the movement to protect our beloved oceans!

Fish photo shot by Matt Porteous

Join renowned photographer Matt Porteous and the local Indonesian ocean community in celebrating ocean beauty and conservation at the stunning COMO Uma Canggu. This special 3-day event is scheduled for 26 – 28 October 2023, inviting you to an extraordinary collective action for our beloved ocean!

Matt Porteous Portrait

Globally recognised for his exceptional photography, Matt Porteous brings his visual artistry to the forefront of environmental advocacy in the vibrant Canggu area. Best known for his work with the Prince and Princess of Wales, Matt’s deep connection with the ocean led him to establish Ocean Culture Life (OCL), a charity dedicated to giving a voice to the ocean – our most treasured yet undervalued resource.

Sea life Photo shot by Matt Porteous

OCL’s community shares tales of marine wonders and the urgency to protect them, bridging science and communication through storytelling to inspire, educate, and preserve.

“Our oceans are the heartbeats of our planet, and it’s our responsibility to protect them. Through the power of photography and storytelling, we can ignite a collective passion for ocean conservation,” says Matt.

During the Inspire Ocean Event, Matt will illuminate guests’ journeys with a series of impactful engagements:

Wednesday, 25 October 2023: VIP Exhibition

A school of fish photo by Matt Porteous

Explore Matt’s enchanting ocean photography collection, capturing nature’s exquisite artistry and delicate vulnerability. Also, enjoy a special exhibition showcasing captivating tales from the sea, crafted by OCL’s storytelling community, with a highlight on Indonesia’s dedicated ocean guardians.

Thursday, 26 October, and Friday, 27 October 2023: Storytelling Workshop and Excursion

Two surfers by the beach by Matt Porteous

Ready for an underwater storytelling journey? Matt will guide you to the art of capturing ocean

narratives over a dinner on 26 October, and a unique excursion to Nusa Penida on 27 October, diving into underwater photography techniques.

Saturday, 28 October 28 2023: Junior Ocean Advocates

Shark Photo Shot by Matt Porteous

Calling all little sea advocates! Join Living Seas Foundation and OCL to Build a Reef with Recycled Materials and engage in an informative session nurturing ocean understanding.

Saturday, 28 October 2023: Stories over Supper

Whale photo shot by Matt Porteous

The highlight of the COMO Journey: Inspire Ocean is the special dinner, celebrating the beauty and significance of our oceans with inspiring ocean advocates and storytellers. Prices are IDR 620,000++ per person and IDR 720,000++ per person with one glass of wine included.

Immerse yourself in the world of ocean beauty and conservation with Matt Porteous and fellow environmental advocates – be there to make a difference!

For more information and reservations, contact COMO Uma Canggu’s team by email at [email protected] or WhatsApp.


COMO Uma Canggu

Address: Echo Beach, Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Instagram: @comoumacanggu

Tel: +62 361 620 2218

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