Sea of Cortez Photo Workshop 2017


 Sea of Cortez Underwater Photo Workshop 2017

Join us for Sea Lions, Sperm Whales and Whale Sharks on the Rocio Del Mar.


July 29 - August 5, 2017 OR August 5 - 12, 2017

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For only $2,495

Why Join This Trip?

✓ The top liveaboard sailing in the Sea of Cortez

✓ 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

Why Travel With Bluewater?

✓ We book liveaboards that offer the best overall value

✓ Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about the guest experience

✓ Repeat customer discounts, gear discounts and other benefits

✓ Great support if flight/weather issues occur

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Trip Overview - We will jump in the water with sperm whales, pilot whales and dolphins as much as possible. Maximum of 20 divers on the trip, including hosts. Sail and dive in comfort on the incredible Rocio del Mar.

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You can either meet the boat in Puerto Penasco, Mexcio or pay a shuttle fee of $125 per person for roundtrip transportation from/to Phoenix, Arizona. If you want to come to Puerto Penasco on your own, there is secured parking available in Puerto Penasco for $5 per day right next to where the boat is docked. Prices include three meals per day, snacks, beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer and wine. You can read a wonderful report of this trip here and see how our 2014 trip to the Sea of Cortez went.

Read the great reviews of the Rocio del Mar! Read the reviews on diving Sea of Cortez here

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Dive Overview - The Sea of Cortez is home to sea lions, whale sharks, manta and mobula rays, dolphins, huge schools of fish and some fascinating macro life. It is one of the easiest "big animal" destinations to reach and enjoy. La Paz, Cabo, Loreto, and the northern Sea of Cortez all have excellent diving.

Diving Conditions - After careful research, we have decided that the August and September months are the best time for the Northern Sea of Cortez. Good visibility, not too much wind, warm air and warm water - a 3mm wetsuit is all that is needed, at the most! Water temps will be 82-85 F.

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✓ Three meals per day & snacks,

✓ Beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer & wine

✓ One full day of whale shark snorkeling, & several dives with a friendly sea lion colony

✓ Tanks, weights & weight belts


✗ Transfers from Phoenix airport ($125)

✗ Park fees ($43.00)

✗ Fuel surcharge ($100)

✗ Nitrox ($120)

✗ Gratuity

Daily Photo Workshops - Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, snorkeling with large animals, strobe exposure and positions, avoiding backscatter and composition. Help underwater is also given.

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Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar


About the Rocio Del Mar - Rocio Del Mar offers 10 comfortable guest staterooms on two decks. All have private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories, and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air conditioned. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.

Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar



"I was lucky enough to go on a Bluewater trip led by Kelli. She has such a great skill set that makes her a fantastic trip leader. First, her photography skills and ability to teach are excellent. She has the patience to help new learners, but also the skills to help those who are more proficient with their set ups. One thing she did that was incredibly helpful, was she gave a workshop on lightroom which was incredibly helpful.

Above and beyond Kelli's technical skills, she is a great sociable person. This helps makes connections between people on the trips. This helps build ties between the community of underwater photographers, which is great for moving forward, and makes the trip much more pleasant!" - Alexandra Gerbasi


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Flight Information

> Trip attendees will fly in and out of Phoenix, Arizona, which is the closest international airport. You should fly in on Saturday morning and arrive before 11am. A shuttle will arrive for pick-up at the airport at 12pm. The shuttle ride is approximately 4 hours to the boat and costs $125 roundtrip (paid directly to shuttle driver).
> Disembarkation is Saturday at 7:00am. For returning flights, book anytime after 3pm.

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Payment Schedule

Jul 29 & Aug 5 Trips
> $800 - Deposit
> $800 - Due Jan 5, 2017
> $895 - Due Apr 5, 2017

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Webinar About Sea of Cortez & Rocia del Mar

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 email us at

Or stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230 

And let us book your dream vacation!

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Sea of Cortez Underwater Photos from Previous Trip

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