Bluewater's Photo Workshops, offered all over the world

Bluewater Travel's Photo Workshops
World class dive destinations!


Why Join Our Photography Workshops?

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.

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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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Dumaguete Photo Workshop Summer 2018

Dumaguete

From $2,337

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June 23 - 30, 2018

Led by Erik Lukas

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Double Occupancy - $2,337 p.p.

✓ Perfect luxury getaway at an unbeatable price

✓ Daily photo workshops by photo pro Erik Lukas

✓ Awesome house reef, great macro, muck, corals & whale shark encounters!

✓ Great for non-photographers, new photographers, videographers and GoPro users alike

✓ Great amenities at the luxurious Atmosphere Resort: full board accommodation, free Nitrox, free house reef snorkeling and more

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Komodo Trip Aboard the Ambai 2018

Komodo

From $3,999

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July 23 - August 2, 2018

Led by Vijay Raman

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Starting at $3,999 pp

✓ Amazing boat (MV Ambai) with spacious cabins & lounges, camera room, delicious food and fantastic crew

✓ Optimal diving experience with a boat custom-built for diving, years of experience in the area, low 4:1 divers to guide ratio and free Nitrox

✓ Amazing reefs & big animal sightings (manta rays, dogtooth tunas, giant trevallies, etc) and great macro (frogfish, leaf scorpionfish, ghost pipefish, etc)

✓ Experienced trip leader, photo pro Vijay Raman 

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Sea of Cortez Underwater Photo Workshops 2018

Sea of Cortez

From $2,595

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July 28 - August 4 & August 4 - 11, 2018

Led by Craig Dietrich

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For only $2,595 pp

✓ Daily photo workshops by photo pro Craig Dietrich

✓ Top liveaboard in the area (Rocio Del Mar) great staff, excellent food and fantastic crew

✓ Dive in an area that Jaqcues Cousteau called the Aquarium of the World

✓ Awesome big animal encounters: whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, sperm whales, pilot whales, as well as great macro

✓ Easy to get to–fly or drive to Phoenix, AZ

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Great White Sharks Photo Workshop in Guadalupe 2018

Guadalupe

From $2,935

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September 11-16, 2018

Led by Matt Sullivan

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Starting at $2,935 pp

✓ Daily photo workshops by Bluewater Photo's Matt Sullivan

✓ Luxury dive liveaboard (Nautilus Explorer): amazing boat, staff, food and crew!

✓ Virtually unlimited shark dives during 3 days

✓ 3 full days of diving with Great White Sharks

✓ Great price & quality

 

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Explore Baja Underwater Photo Workshop 2018

Sea of Cortez

From $4,195

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October 6 - 18, 2018

Led by Helen Brierley

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For only $4,195 pp

✓ Daily photo workshops by award-winning photo pro Helen Brierley

✓ Unique itinerary sailing the entire length of the Sea of Cortez from south to north

✓ Top liveaboard in the area (Rocio Del Mar) great staff, excellent food and fantastic crew

✓ Big animal encounters in remote locations: dolphins, sea lions, whales, mantas, etc

✓ Easy to get to: fly into Cabo to start the trip and end in Phoenix, AZ


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Fiji on the Nai'a Photo Workshop 2018

Fiji

From $5,676

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October 6 - 16, 2018

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Price - $5,676 pp

✓ Dive the soft coral capital of the world!

✓ Daily photo workshops by photo pro Mark Strickland

✓ Amazing visibility & variety of marine life: angelfish, anemone fish, ghost pipefish, different species of sharks and more

✓ Top liveaboard in Fiji (the Nai’a) with large cabins, a great camera room, world-class amenities

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Lembeh Underwater Photo Workshop 2018

Lembeh

From $1,849

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October 20 - 30, 2018

Led by Erik Lukas & Matt Sullivan

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Starting at - $1,849 p.p. (double occupancy)

✓ Daily photo workshops by photo pros Erik Lukas & Matthew Sullivan

✓ Haven for macro photographers—Lembeh is without doubt the muck diving capital of the world

✓ Great resort (NAD Lembeh) with beachfront rooms, delicious food (all meals included), free public WiFi and a small pool

✓ Top dive operation in Lembeh with 2:1 divers to guide ratio

✓ 26 boat dives + unlimited diving at the resort’s beautiful house reef

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Anilao Underwater Photo Workshop 2018

Anilao

From $1,699

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December 2 - 9, 2018

Led by Scott Gietler

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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 pros Scott Gietler & Mike Bartick

✓ 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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Raja Ampat Underwater Photo Workshop 2018

Raja Ampat

From $6,960

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December 10 - 21, 2018

Led by Mark Strickland

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Starting at $6,960 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 by photo pro Mark Strickland

✓ Great itinerary with 34-36 dives, covering Raja Ampat’s best dive sites

✓ Top liveaboard in the luxury category (Arenui) with spacious cabins, top-notch amenities and fantastic crew

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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

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March 27 - April 4, 2019

Trip Leader: TBD

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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 Watkins. Photo pro TBD for the 2nd March trip

✓ Amazing boat (Rocio Del Mar), staff, food and crew

✓ 4 guided dives perday

✓ Beer and wine included 

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Galapagos Islands Underwater Photo Workshop 2019

Anilao

From $7,075

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May 13-23, 2019

Trip Leader: TBD

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Starting at - $7,075 per person

✓ Timed for the best hammerhead & iguana encounters, best visibility & water temps

✓ Daily photo workshops (trip leader TBD)

✓ 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 Workshop 2019

Sea of Cortez

From $2,695

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July 27 - August 3, 2019

Trip Leader: TBD

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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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Raja Ampat Underwater Photo Workshop 2019

Raja Ampat

From $6,120

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November 24 - December 4, 2019

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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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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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