Grouper Spawning Underwater Photo Workshop on the French Polynesia Master 2017

 2017 French Polynesia Grouper Spawning Underwater Photo Workshop

Join us July 2 - 12, 2017 for some of the best shark diving in the world on French Polynesia's newest and most luxurious liveaboard!

Sail for 10 nights and dive with hundreds of grey reef sharks, whitetip sharks, blacktip sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, silvertip sharks and silky sharks.

Non-Photographers are welcome!



July 2 - 12, 2017


Lower Cabin - $5,675

Upper Cabin - $5,975 

One Single Cabin - $6,995


About the Trip

  > 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 on one of the most luxurious boats aboard the French Polynesia Master
  > Expert underwater photo instruction daily
  > Led by Bluewater Photo owner Scott Gielter
  > Beginner photographers welcome


The Diving

The 10 day trip sails through the Tuamotu Island chain, from Fakarava to Rangiroa.  Dives with the pelagics are typically drift dives and are dependent on the incoming and outgoing tides for each island.  There will also be dives with less current on outer reefs, plauteaus and coral gardens within the lagoons.  The grouper spawning will occur on July 7-9th, as full moon is on July 8th.




Conditions in July

Water temperature will be around 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit with good visibility.


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.


Flight information

Trip attendees should fly into Fakarava Airport (airport code FAV) and out of Rangiroa Airport (RGI). There are mulitple flights per week between Tahiti (airport code PPT) and Fakarava and daily flights between Tahiti and Rangiroa. Both flights are only 1hr in duration.

We advise divers that if possible to arrive a day earlier in French Polynesia so you are well rested before the workshop. Return flights should be made after 12pm on the last day of the trip.

Airport transfers are included.


Additional Infomation

Not Included: National Park Fees, nitrox, dive rental equipment, alcoholic beverages and gratuity. 


Payment Information

  • Deposit: $900 is required to confirm your spot on this fantastic trip.
  • 2nd installment: $1,000 due Jun 15, 2016
  • 3rd installment: $2,000 due Dec 15, 2016
  • Final Payment is due Mar 15, 2017


Contact Us

  • Email for more info and to book your spot!
  • Call  us at (310) 915-6677
  • Stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230


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