Bluewater's Photo Workshops, offered all over the world

Bluewater's Photo Workshops, offered all over the world

Bluewater Travel Photo Workshops

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Why Join Our Photography Workshops?

  • 25% off photo gear rental from Bluewater Photo.
  • No hidden cost - Our daily photo workshops are included in the price of your trip. A Photo Professional will be on hand, both above and below the surface, to assist you with all elements of your photography, at no extra cost.
  • Suitable for all - New and experienced photographers are welcome on all our trips. Gain the necessary skills to start shooting great photos, increase your confidence finding the best underwater shots, or hone specific skills under expert guidance and 1-to-1 assistance throughout the trip. 
  • Designed around photography - We aim to work with resorts and liveaboards that provide photographer-friendly facilities. Their dives guides are also there to facilitate the best photos, as well as show you the reef.
  • Experienced dive travel experts & photo instructors - Our knowledgable team of Trip Leaders and Photo Professionals have years of experience in the field. Bluewater Travel comes from the same underwater photography enthusiasts behind uwphotographyguide.com and bluewaterphotostore.com. Click here to learn more about us.

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Trip Leader Mark Strickland briefing some of the best photo locations for an upcoming dive.  

 

What You Can Expect from Our Photo Workshops

  • Daily photo workshops - Our expert instructors will cover everything from equipment type and selection, choosing what's right for you, provide a high-level understanding of photography, discuss the concept of underwater photography, explain lighting and composition techniques, and offer practical hands-on tips, plus post-processing advice and more!
  • Consecutive days of practice & review - Keeps things fresh in your mind and allows you to practice what you have learned. Many new photographers experience noticable improvements within the first few days of a trip.
  • Daily photo image reviews - Our experts will critique and dicuss your shots, encouraging you to improve throughout the trip.
  • Quality time with fellow photographers - Sharing information and knowledge, trading ideas, peer critiques, the opportunities are endless.
  • And most importantly, unlimited access to a wealth of knowledge and advice 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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LA PAZ UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP 2020

La Paz | From $2,049

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OCTOBER 11 - 18, 2020

Led by Nirupam Nigam | Starting at - $2,049 pp

  • 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 2020

Anilao | From $1,699

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 DECEMBER 6 - 13, 2020

Trip Leader: Helen Brierley | 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
  • 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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SOCORRO FEBRUARY 2021 PHOTO WORKSHOP

Socorro | From $3,995

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Socorro February Photo Workshop

FEBRUARY 5 - 14, 2021

Led by Helen Brierley | Starting at - $3,995 pp

  • As many as 4 guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • Beer and wine included
  • Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about the guest experience
  • You'll love the awesome boat, staff, food, and crew!
  • EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT $100 OFF: $3,895

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BLUEWATER PHOTO'S 2021 ANILAO UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Anilao | From $1,699

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APRIL 22 - MAY 2, 2021 (10 NIGHTS)

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MAY 2 - 9, 2021 (7 NIGHTS)

Trip Leaders: Erik Lukas & Bryan Chu | Price: $1,699 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 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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PAPUA NEW GUINEA PHOTO WORKSHOP: MAY 2021

Papua New Guinea | From $4,901

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PNG 21 Photo Trip

MAY 27 - JUNE  5, 2021

+ June 5 - 9, 2021 (Optional Land Tour)

Led by Craig Dietrich | Starting at - $4,901 liveaboard + $2,200 land tour

  • Modern luxury liveaboard - the MV Oceania: great amenities and spacious cabins 
  • Unparalleled cultural experience
  • Timed for best water temps and visibility

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA PHOTO WORKSHOP: July 2021

Papua New Guinea | From $3,990

 

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July 6 - 14, 2021

+ July 14 - 19, 2021 (Optional Land Tour)

Led by Katie Yonker | Starting at - $3,990 liveaboard + $3,947 land tour

 

  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Modern luxury liveaboard - the MV Oceania: great amenities and spacious cabins 
  • Unparalleled cultural experience
  • Custom itinerary including the annual Rabaul Mask Festival, and exploring the incredibly remote region of the Sepik waterways



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SOUTH AFRICA SARDINE RUN PHOTO WORKSHOP

South Africa | From $4,499

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JUNE 20 - JULY 3, 2021

Led by Craig Dietrich | Starting at - $4,499 pp

  • 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
  • Travel Insurance Available (not included in trip price): Read More Here

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SEA OF CORTEZ 2021 PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Sea of Cortez | From $2,845

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JULY 24 - 31, 2021 

Trip Leader: Nirupam Nigam

AUGUST 7 - 14, 2021

Trip Leader: TBD

7 Nights for only $2,845

  • The Rocio Del Mar is a highly experienced liveaboard sailing in the Sea of Cortez
  • Daily photo workshops
  • Dive in an area Jacques Cousteau called the Aquarium of the World
  • Big animals like whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, sperm whales and much more
  • Easiest liveaboard to access from the the US - fly or drive to Phoenix, AZ
  • $100 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

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AUGUST 2021 GALAPAGOS UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Galapagos | From  $6,150

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AUGUST 2 - 9, 2021 

Led by Mark Hatter | Starting at - $6,150 pp

  • Best time for hammerhead encounters
  • Best time for whale shark encounters
  • Modern luxury liveaboard - the Galapagos Master: great amenities and spacious cabins
  • FREE daily photo workshops by Mark Hatter
  • EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT $100 OFF

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EXPLORE BAJA 2021 OPEN BOAT TRIP

Sea of Cortez | From $4,495

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SEPTEMBER 20 - OCTOBER 2, 2021

Trip Leader: TBD | Price: $4,495 pp

  • Daily photography workshops by photo pro at no extra cost, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike 
  • Unique itinerary sailing the entire length of the Sea of Cortez from north to south
  • 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 Phoenix, Arizona to start the trip and end in San Jose del Cabo 
  • Optional 7-Night Land Extensions in La Paz

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FIJI ON THE NAI'A PHOTO WORKSHOP 2021

Fiji| From $6,128

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Fiji Photo Workshop 2021

OCTOBER 16 - 26, 2021

Led by Mark Strickland | Starting at - $6,128 pp

  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • Unique destination, dive the coral capital of the world
  • Unforgettable reefs and pinnacles
  • Free Nitrox

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2021 RAJA AMPAT UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Raja Ampat | From $6,545

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DECEMBER 7 - 18, 2021

Led by Craig Dietrich | Starting at - $6,545 pp

  • Arguably 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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BLUEWATER PHOTO'S DECEMBER 2021 ANILAO UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Anilao | From $1,699

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DECEMBER 5 - 12, 2021

Trip Leader: TBC | Price: $1,699 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 
  • 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!
  • Optional Land Extensions

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2022 RAJA AMPAT February UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Raja Ampat | From $4,450

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DECEMBER 1 - 11, 2022

Trip Leader: Maya Hanna Saad | Starting at - $4,450 pp

  • Arguably the best diving in the world: highest number of fish and coral species in the world, great macro, amazing reefs and much more
  • Great itinerary covering Raja Ampat’s best dive sites
  • Inclusive prices: accommodations, snacks and weights/belts, beverages, and airport to dock transfers.
  • FREE NITROX!

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SOCORRO FEBRUARY 2022 PHOTO WORKSHOP

Socorro | From $3,995

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Socorro February Photo Workshop

FEBRUARY 15 - 24, 2022

Led by TBD | Starting at - $3,995 pp

  • As many as 4 guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • Beer and wine included
  • Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about the guest experience
  • You'll love the awesome boat, staff, food, and crew!

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2022 BELIZE UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Belize | From $2,695

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Belize 2022

APRIL 2 - 9, 2022

Led by TBD | Starting at - $2,695 pp

  • FREE daily photo workshops 
  • See dolphins, tarpon, eagle rays, walls, and reefs with abundant marine life and multiple macro critters, plus the chance to see whale sharks
  • Complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer on the Belize Aggressor IV
  • Local beer and wine included 
  • INCLUDED EARLY BOOKING BONUS of $500 OFF!

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2022 GALAPAGOS  UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Galapagos | From $8,800

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APRIL 25 - MAY 5, 2022

Led by TBD| Starting at - $8,800 pp

  • 30 dives in all throughout the whole trip
  • FREE daily photo workshops 
  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Excellent chances for encountering marine iguanas and hammerhead sharks
  • Extra time at Darwin
  • 2 - 3 land tours
  • Great amenities and spacious cabins on a modern luxury liveaboard, the Galapagos Master
  • Trip timed for best water temperatures and visibility

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2022 COCOS ISLAND UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Cocos Island | From $4,199

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JULY 20 - 30, 2022

Led by Mark Strickland | Starting at - $5,399 $4,199 per person

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $1,200 OFF

  • FREE daily photo workshops 
  • 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 2022 PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Sea of Cortez | From $2,895

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AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 

Trip Leader: TBD

7 Nights for only $2,895

  • The Rocio Del Mar is a highly experienced liveaboard sailing in the Sea of Cortez
  • Daily photo workshops
  • Dive in an area Jacques Cousteau called the Aquarium of the World
  • Big animals like whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, sperm whales and much more
  • Easiest liveaboard to access from the the US - fly or drive to Phoenix, AZ
  • $100 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

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2022 EXPLORE BAJA UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Sea of Cortez | From $4,495

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OCTOBER 22 - NOVEMBER 3, 2022

Trip Leader: TBD | Price: $4,495 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. 
  • Unique itinerary sailing the entire length of the Sea of Cortez from south to north
  • Easy travel: fly into Phoenix, Arizona to start the trip and end in San Jose del Cabo 

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NOVEMBER 2022 GALAPAGOS UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Galapagos | From $6,160

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NOVEMBER 7 - 14, 2022

Trip Leader: TBD | Starting at - $6,160 pp

  • Best time for hammerhead & marine iguana encounters
  • Best time for whale shark encounters
  • Modern luxury liveaboard - the Galapagos Master: great amenities and spacious cabins

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2022 RAJA AMPAT UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Raja Ampat | From $6,750

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DECEMBER 1 - 11, 2022

Trip Leader: TBD | Starting at - $6,750 pp

  • Arguably 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 II
  • All-inclusive price: taxes, port fees, full rental gear, laundry, massages, Nitrox, beer and 1 glass of wine at dinner included (park fee excluded).  Package is usually priced at $37/night for a total of $370.

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MAY 2023 GALAPAGOS UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Galapagos | From $9,300

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MAY 15 - 25, 2023

Trip Leader: TBD | Starting at - $9,300

$1500 off first 5 sign ups, $1000 off for the the next 5 sign ups.

 

Special cancellation policy for this discount: 50% of deposit is non-refundable upon payment.

  • Best time for  hammerhead encounters
  • Modern luxury liveaboard - the Galapagos Master: great amenities and spacious cabins
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • Timed for best water temps and visibility

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2023 RAJA AMPAT UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOP

Raja Ampat | From $7,425

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NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 7, 2023

Trip Leader: TBD | Starting at - $7,425 pp

  • Arguably 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 II
  • All-inclusive price: taxes, port fees, full rental gear, laundry, massages, Nitrox, beer and 1 glass of wine at dinner included (park fee excluded).  Package is usually priced at $37/night for a total of $370.

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APR/MAY 2024 GALAPAGOS UNDERWATER PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Galapagos | From $9,300

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APRIL 25 - MAY 5, 2024

Trip Leader: TBD | Starting at - $9,300

$1500 off first 5 sign ups, $1000 off for the the next 5 sign ups.

 

Special cancellation policy for this discount: 50% of deposit is non-refundable upon payment.

  • Best time for  hammerhead encounters
  • Modern luxury liveaboard - the Galapagos Master: great amenities and spacious cabins
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • Timed for best water temps and visibility

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