Bluewater's Photo Workshops, offered all over the world

Bluewater's Photo Workshops, offered all over the world

Bluewater Travel's Photo Workshops

World class dive destinations!

 

Why Join Our Photography Workshops?

  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • No extra cost - A photo workshop on a trip usually costs hundreds of dollars extra. We offer daily photo workshops for free!
  • Beneficial to new and experienced photographers alike - All levels of experience are welcome! New photographers will gain the necessary skills to start getting great photos, while our more advanced photographers can benefit from our specialized trips and our 1 on 1 assistance throughout the trip.
  • Trips designed to shoot photos - We try to only work with resorts / liveaboards that provide photographer-friendly facilities. The dives guides are also there to enable you to get photos, not to just show you the reef.
  • Experienced dive travel experts & photo instructors - Bluewater Travel comes from the same underwater photography enthusiasts behind the uwphotographyguide.com and bluewaterphotostore.com. Click here to learn more about us

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Our trip leader Mark Strickland briefing some of the best photo locations for an upcoming dive site  

 

What You Can Expect from Our Photo Workshops

  • Daily photo workshops by expert instructors - covering everything from equipment types and selection "whats right for you", high level understanding of what is photography, the concept underwater, lighting techniques, composition techniques, theory and practical hands-on, plus post processing and more!
  • Consecutive days of practice & reviews - to keep things fresh in your mind
  • Daily photo image reviews - that we critique with you to help you improve through the trip
  • Quality time with fellow photographers - sharing information and knowledge, trading ideas, critiques, etc
  • And most importantly, unlimited access to an immense depth of knowledge from our photo leaders.
 

Testimonials

  • "The daily workshops were fun and also informative for everyone on our boat, from novice photographers to experienced professionals. We learned tips and tricks about lighting, framing and even post-processing. I have since applied a number of the techniques during future trips and have noticed significant improvement in my photos."
  • "He was patient, knowledgeable, organized, and friendly. He had a concern for all of us--travel-wise and photography-wise. He was one of the best. I'm a better shooter as a result of their instruction."
  • "This was my first photography workshop, so I didn't know what to expect. They always stopped by to see my photos when I was working on them and offered feedback. They were always eager to answer questions when I had them. They were fun to dive with, too!"
  • "Fantastic - very patient with everyone and knowledgeable."
  • "Assistance on the boat, and generally accessible attitude, particularly helpful."
  • "Bluewater sent an excellent trip leader and teacher. I highly recommend him. He is patient, exceptionally knowledgeable, has an excellent demeanor, and great communication skills. I look forward to going on another workshop."
  • "Over many decades of diving, I've gone on a number of photo workshops on liveaboard trips, but none come close to the standard set by Mark Strickland! Every day we had an hour or more discussion about some aspect of underwater photography, including some specialized topics that helped a lot, plus an image review of three or four shots each diver had taken that day. Mark's critiques were always constructive and our photos got steadily better. Mark is also a great guy, fun to travel with, fun to dive with. He never minded being asked for help, either! All in all one of the best trips ever! And we for sure will go on another of his trips soon!"
  • Have a non-photographer buddy? No worries! We are also completely non-photographer friendly and always have a few non photographers joining our trips!   

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Socorro Islands Underwater Photo Workshops 2019

Socorro | From $3,895

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Choose between 2 dates:

March 17 - 25, 2019

Led by Ron Watkins

OR

March 27 - April 4, 2019

Led by Matt Sullivan

For only $3,895

  • Timed for the best opportunity to see hammerheads, silky sharks, humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins, large schools of fish and of course the giant mantas.
  • Daily photo workshops by photo pro Ron Watkin & Matthew Sullivan
  • Amazing boat (Rocio Del Mar), staff, food and crew
  • 4 guided dives per day
  • Beer and wine included 

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Turks & Caicos PHOTO WORKSHOP APRIL/MAY 2019

Turks & Caicos | From $2,895

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MARCH 31 - APRIL 7, 2019

Led by Craig Dietrich | Starting at $2,895 2,695 for 7 Nights

SPECIAL: $200 OFF if booked before November 30th, 2018!

  • A week of thrilling wall diving
  • Gray Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Snapper, Nurse Sharks and lots of amazing macro life!
  • Daily photo workshops by photo pro Craig Dietrich
  • Awesome itinerary, packed with diving and photo workshops

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ANILAO UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOPS APRIL/May 2019

Anilao | From $1,699

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APRIL 25 - MAY 5, 2019 (10 NIGHTS)

Led by Erik Lukas, Mike Bartick & Tommy Stylski

MAY 5 - 12, 2019 (7 NIGHTS)

Led by Erik Lukas, Mike Bartick & TBD

Starting at $1,699 for 7 Nights & $2,299 for 10 Nights

  • Debatably one of the best macro diving in the world!
  • One of our most popular workshops offered
  • Awesome itineraries, packed with diving and photo workshops
  • Great resort (Crystal Blue Resort) with all meals included
  • Small ‘dive guide to divers’ ratio and long dive times
  • Prizes for various photography categories

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Galapagos Islands Underwater Photo Workshop 2019

Galapagos | From $7,075

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 May 13 - 23, 2019

Led by Tommy Stylski | Starting at - $7,075 pp

ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!

  • Timed for the best hammerhead & iguana encounters, best visibility & water temps
  • Daily photo workshops 
  • Rarely offered 10-night itinerary with 30 dives, extra time at Darwin + 2-3 land tours
  • Amazing liveaboard (Galapagos Master) with spacious cabins, indoor lounge and camera preparation area

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Sea of Cortez Underwater Photo Workshops 2019

Sea of Cortez | From $2,695

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JULY 27 - AUGUST 3, 2019

Led by Renee Capozzola

AUGUST 3 - 10, 2019

Led by Mark Strickland

AUGUST 10 - 17, 2019

Led by Mark Hatter

7 Nights for only $2,695

  • The top liveaboard (Rocio Del Mar) sailing in the Sea of Cortez
  • Daily photo workshops
  • Dive in an area Jacques Cousteat called the Aquarium of the World
  • Awesome big animals like whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, sperm whales and much more
  • Easiest liveaboard in the US - fly or drive to Phoenix, AZ

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REd Sea UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP 2019

Red Sea | From $1,445

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August 5 - 12, 2019

Led by Craig Dietrich | Starting at - $1,600 $1,450 pp

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $150 OFF if booked before December 31, 2018!

  • FREE daily photo workshops by photo pro Craig Dietrich
  • One of the most popular dive destinations in the world with over 1,000 fish species, many of them unique to the Red Sea
  • Great itinerary featuring some of Red Sea's finest diving at the Brother Islands and Elphinstone Reef
  • Beautiful reefs, lots of big fish and great wrecks
  • Luxurious modern liveaboard at an affordable price - the Blue Horizon - with FREE nitrox and airport transfers

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Papua new guinea UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP 2019

Papua New Guinea | From $3,726

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OCT 28 - NOV 6 (9-NIGHT LIVEABOARD TRIP)

+ Nov 6 - 10, 2019 (4 Night land extension)

Led by Mark Strickland | Starting at - $3,726 liveaboard + $2,130 land extension

  • FREE daily photo workshops by dive and photo expert Mark Strickland
  • Fantastic itinerary covering the best dive sites around Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and the Fathers Reefs area
  • Stunning and highly diverse diving: lush coral gardens, dramatic seamounts, schools of fish, sharks, muck diving, etc
  • Spacious boat (MV Febrina) - custom-built for scuba diving
  • See the local tribes: Join the 4-night all-inclusive land extension to visit the highlands and  see the way of life the Melpa and Huli tribes 

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Raja Ampat Underwater Photo Workshop 2019

Raja Ampat | From $6,120

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 November 24 - December 4, 2019

Trip Leader: TBD | Starting at - $6,120 pp

  • One of the best diving in the world with the highest number of fish species of any place on the planet, great macro, amazing reefs and much more
  • Daily photo workshops
  • Great itinerary with unlimited diving (incl. night dives) covering Raja Ampat’s best dive sites
  • Top liveaboard in the luxury category (Damai I) featuring spacious cabins for max. 12 divers, all-inclusive luxury services, excellent meals, and fantastic crew

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ANILAO UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP December 2019

Anilao | From $1,699

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 DECEMBER 1 - 8, 2019

Led by Mark Hatter | Price: $1,699 pp

  • Debatably one of the best macro diving in the world!
  • One of our most popular workshops offered
  • Awesome itineraries, packed with diving and photo workshops by photo pro Mark Hatter
  • Great resort (Crystal Blue Resort) with all meals included
  • Small ‘dive guide to divers’ ratio and long dive times
  • Prizes for various photography categories

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Grouper Spawning PHOTO WORKSHOP July 2020

French Polynesia | From $6,250

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 July 2 - 12, 2020

Led by Scott Gietler | Starting at - $6,250 pp

  • Timed for the annual grouper spawning event where thousands of marbled groupers gather
  • One of the best destinations for sharks with regular sightings of 7 different species
  • Hundreds of marbled groupers, huge Napoleon wrasse and bottlenose dolphins
  • Sail and dive in comfort with the French Polynesia Master: one of the most luxurious boats in the area
  • Daily underwater photo instruction at no extra cost
  • Led by Bluewater founder Scott Gielter
  • Beginner photographers welcome

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Cocos Island UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP July 2020

Cocos Island | From $3,999

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 July 25 - August 4, 2020

Led by Mark Strickland | Starting at - $5,199 $3,999 pp

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $1,200 OFF

  • FREE Daily photo workshops by photo expert Mark Strickland
  • One of the best big animal dive destinations
  • See whale sharks, schooling hammerheads, mantas, turtles, and much more
  • Spacious & photographer-friendly liveaboard: the Okeanos Aggressor I
  • Local beer and wine included 

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Explore Baja PHOTO WORKSHOP october 2020

Sea of Cortez | From $4,295

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 October 3 - 15, 2020

Trip Leader: TBD | Price: $4,295 pp

  • Daily photography workshops by photo pro at no extra cost, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike 
  • Trip designed to shoot photos - We select liveaboards that provide photographer-friendly facilities. The dive guides are also there to enable you to get photos, not just show you the reef 
  • Unique itinerary sailing the entire length of the Sea of Cortez from south to north
  • See the unexpected in remote locations: dolphins, sea lions, whales, mantas etc
  • Sail with one of the best liveaboards in the Sea of Cortez, the Rocio Del Mar
  • Easy travel: fly into San Jose del Cabo to start the trip and end in Phoenix, Arizona

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Raja Ampat PHOTO WORKSHOP December 2020

Raja Ampat | From $6,120

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December 4 - 14, 2020

Trip Leader: TBD | Starting at - $6,120 pp

  • One of the best diving in the world: highest number of fish and coral species in the world, great macro, amazing reefs and much more
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • Great itinerary with unlimited diving covering Raja Ampat’s best dive sites
  • One of Indonesia’s most luxurious liveaboards: the Damai I
  • All-inclusive price: taxes, port fees, full rental gear, laundry, massages, Nitrox, beer and 1 glass of wine at dinner included (park fee excluded)

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation at the best price!

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