Bluewater Travel's Scuba Diving Trips

Bluewater Travel's Scuba Diving Trips

Group Dive Trips & Underwater Photography Workshops

Epic Underwater Experiences. Planned by Experts. Best Price Guaranteed.

Each year we sit down together to put together special scuba diving trips and underwater experiences, just for you! We've done our research for the best time of year to dive the area, the best dive operator, and figured out the logistics so that you don't have too. The best thing about all this? It won't cost you more than planning the trip yourself, and you might even pay less! 

Guided Trip = Led by one of our fun-loving team of travel advisors. 

Photo Workshop = Photography-focused trip, led by an underwater photo expert, with mini UW photo workshops and image reviews provided at no additional cost throughout the trip.

Ready for a trip of a lifetime? Pick a destination or scroll down to see our next available trips! 

2019 trips & Photo Workshops

Very limited spots left in 2019! Join us in Lembeh or Anilao for some of the world's best critter diving and underwater macro photography opportunities, or come with us to Socorro or La Paz for epic big animal diving! 

Lembeh: Sep 2019* - La Paz: Oct 2019* - Anilao: Dec 2019* - Socorro:  Dec 2019*

2020 TRIPS & PHOTO WORKSHOPS

 

 LEMBEH UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 2019

Lembeh Strait | From $1,499 pp

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Bluewater Travel Scuba Diving Trips

September 19-29, 2019

Led by Erik Lukas | Starting at $1,499 pp

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • 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
  • Optional 3-night land extension available

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LA PAZ UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP OCTOBER 2019

Sea of Cortez | From $1,875

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october 19-26, 2019

Led by Scott Gietler | Starting at $1,875 pp

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Free daily photo workshops
  • Best time to dive La Paz: warm water, great visibility and whale shark season 
  • Great big animal action: sea lions, whale sharks, mobula rays and huge schools of fish 
  • Great wrecks & macro opportunity with various nudibranchs, frogfish, blennies, and much more
  • Spacious rooms with great amenities (free WiFi, fitness center, bar, pool, etc) at Hyatt Place La Paz

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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 | Starting at $1,699 pp

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • 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 
  • Considered by many to be the best macro diving in the world!
  • Awesome itineraries, packed full of diving and workshop lessons
  • One of our most popular workshops offered
  • Awesome testimonials, all listed below!
  • Leaders who care about their guests' experiences
  • 4 to 1 guide to guest ratio
  • Up to 4 dives a day, including night dives!

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See also other Anilao trips: Spring 2020December 2020, and Spring 2021

 

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SOCORRO BIG ANIMAL PHOTO WORKSHOP DECEMBER 2019

Socorro | From $2,895

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december 8-16, 2019

Led by Erik Lukas | Starting at $2,895 pp

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Amazing boat, staff, food, and crew!
  • Four guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • Timed to offer the best opportunity to see sharks, (including whale sharks) dolphins, large schools of fish besides THE GIANT MANTAS
  • WiFi available at $100/person
  • Great support from Bluewater Travel if flight/weather issues occur
  • Repeat customer and photo gear discounts, and other 

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See also other Socorro trips: March 2020, and February 2021 

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 2020 BEST OF THE VISAYAS PHOTO WORKSHOP

Cebu & BoholDumaguete & Malapascua Island | From $4,200

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february 9-19, 2020

Led by Mark Hatter | Starting at $4,200 pp

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  • Sail and dive in comfort on one of the most luxurious boats aboard the Philippine Siren
  • Many shark species, including thresher sharks, white tips and whale sharks
  • Great for both big fish and small critters
  • Beginner photographers welcome
  • Price includes Nitrox for certified Nitrox divers

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SOCORRO BIG ANIMAL PHOTO WORKSHOP march 2020

Socorro | From $3,895

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march 18-27, 2020

Led by Katie Yonker | Starting from $3,895 pp

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  • Amazing boat, staff, food, and crew!
  • Four guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • Timed to offer the best opportunity to see humpback whales, hammerhead & silky sharks, dolphins, large schools of fish besides THE GIANT MANTAS
  • Beer and wine included
  • Great support from Bluewater Travel if flight/weather issues occur
  • Repeat customer and photo gear discounts, and other benefits

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See another Socorro trip: February 2021

 

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SILVER BANK TRIP IN 2020 - SNORKEL WITH HUMPBACK WHALES

Belize | From $3,295

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MARCH 28 - APRIL 4, 2020

Starting from $3,295 pp

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  • Snorkeling only - no dive certification required!
  • Timed around the humpback whale mating and birthing season
  • Marine sanctuary - the Silver Bank is one of the 3 places in the world where you can swim and snorkel around whales
  • 2 “whale runs” daily for 5 days - 2 types of encounters: watch from the surface or snorkel with the whales
  • Great liveaboard with top-notch amenities, great crew, excellent food, and local beer & wine included

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anilao underwater photo workshops spring 2020

Anilao | From $1,699

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april 23 - may 3, 2020 (10 nights)

MAY 3-10, 2020 (7 NIGHTS)

Led by Erik Lukas | Starting from $1,699

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Daily photography workshops by photo pro at no extra cost, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike 
  • Trip designed to shoot photos - We select resorts that provide photographer-friendly facilities. The dive guides are also there to enable you to get photos, not just show you the reef 
  • Debatably one of the best macro diving destinations in the world!
  • One of our most popular workshops offered
  • Leaders who care about their guests' experiences
  • Up to 4 dives a day

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See also other Anilao trips: December 2020, and Spring 2021

 

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galapagos underwater photo workshops 2020

Galapagos | From $1,699

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MAY 18-28, 2020 (10 NIGHTS)

Led by Mark Strickland | Starting from $7,450

 

july 20-27, 2020 (7 NIGHTS)

Led by Craig Dietrich | Starting from $5,850

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Daily photography workshops by photo pro at no extra cost, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike 
  • Trip designed to shoot photos - We select resorts that provide photographer-friendly facilities. The dive guides are also there to enable you to get photos, not just show you the reef 
  • Debatably one of the best macro diving destinations in the world!
  • One of our most popular workshops offered
  • Leaders who care about their guests' experiences
  • Up to 4 dives a day

Read the details here: May 2020 | July 2020

See another Galapagos trip: August 2021 

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south Africa sardine run photo workshops 2020

South Africa | From $4,499

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june 21 - july 3, 2020

Led by Craig Dietrich | Starting from $4,499

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Best time to witness the Sardine Run: see dolphin super pods, sharks, and humpback whales! 
  • 5 full days on the water chasing the Sardine Run
  • 2 days diving Aliwal Shoal, home to Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Rays, and more!
  • 3 days of land-based African safari to see the Big 5: Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhino, and Buffalo
  • Daily photo workshops by photo pro Craig Dietrich

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french polynesia grouper spawning photo workshop 2020

French Polynesia | From $6,250

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july 2-12, 2020

Led by Scott Gietler | Starting from $6,250

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • 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 2020

Cocos Island | From $3,999

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july 25 - August 4, 2020

Led by Mark Strickland | Starting from $5,199 3,999 per person

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $1,200 OFF!

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • 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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sea of cortez photo workshop 2020

Sea of Cortez | From $2,695

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July 18-25, 2020

Starting from $2,695

 

july 25 - august 1, 2020

Led by Renee Capozzola | Starting from $2,695

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • 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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We also have a similar, longer version of this trip in the area. See Explore Baja 2020

 

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moorea whale snorkel trips august/september 2020

French Polynesia | From $2,995

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AUGust 29 - SEPTember 5 / SEPTEMBER 5-12 / SEPTEMBER 12-19 / SEPTEMBER 19-26

Starting from $2,995

 

september 26 - october 3, 2020

Led by Renee Capozzola | Starting from $2,995

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  • Our whale boat stays out all day, taking advantage of time in the early morning, mid-day, and late afternoon when the other operators (i.e. half-day boats) are not out.
  • We have selected a top-notch operator with a high level of expertise in finding whales and providing you the best chance of having a quality encounter in the water. Having an operator who knows how to get you a better whale experience is critical in Moorea.
  • Our operator’s boat has a hydrophone which not only helps us to locate the whales, but also provides you the opportunity to hear these whales singing in great detail!

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explore baja underwater photo workshop 2020

Sea of Cortez | From $4,295

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october 3-15, 2020

Starting from $4,295

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • 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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See another Explore Baja trip: Open Boat Trip 2021

 

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papua new guinea custom trip 2020

Papua New Guinea | From $3,802

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october 14-23, 2020

OCTOBER 23-27, 2020

Led by Katie Yonker | Starting from $3,802

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  • 9 nights accommodations onboard MV Oceania
  • Full board meals onboard Oceania (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), tea, coffee, and water
  • Tanks, air fills, weights, and weight belt
  • Transfers between Hoskins airport and MV Oceania
  • 1 night accommodations at Rondon Ridge and 3 nights accommodations onboard Sepik Spirit
  • All meals for land-based extension starting with lunch on Oct 23, ending with breakfast on Oct 27
  • Charter flight from Mount Hagen to Karawari on October 23 and charter flight from Karawari to Mount Hagen on October 27
  • Airport transfers in Mt. Hagen and Karawari for land-based trip
  • Local tour guides and village visits
  • Luggage storage in Port Moresby during land extension

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fiji photo workshop 2020

Fiji | From $2,402

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october 25 - november 1, 2020

Led by Helen Brierley | Starting from $2,402

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • World-class destination aka the soft coral capital of the world 
  • Amazing beachfront resort (Volivoli Beach Resort) with 50+ dive sites no more than 20 minute boat ride away
  • Unlimited shore diving on dive days
  • All-inclusive price: accommodation, diving, all meals, transfers, and taxes included

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raja ampat on the damai 2020

Raja Ampat | From $6,120

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december 4-14, 2020

Led by Mark Hatter | Starting from $6,120

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • 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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anilao underwater photo workshop december 2020

Anilao | From $1,699

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december 6-12, 2020

Led by Helen Brierley | Starting from $1,699

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  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • 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 
  • Considered by many to be the best macro diving in the world!
  • Awesome itineraries, packed full of diving and workshop lessons
  • One of our most popular workshops offered
  • Awesome testimonials, all listed below!
  • Leaders who care about their guests' experiences
  • 4 to 1 guide to guest ratio
  • Up to 4 dives a day, including night dives!

Read the details here

See another Anilao trip: Spring 2021

 

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