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Bluewater's Handpicked Trips

BLUEWATER TRAVEL'S HANDPICKED TRIPS

FOR 2023 & BEYOND

 

Every Bluewater Group Trip and Photography Workshop is planned by our own travel experts, creating special scuba diving trips and underwater experiences, just for you! The trips below have been handpicked by the team here at Bluewater Travel. They've made it onto the list because it's either an excellent time of year to visit or the trip stands out in some other way. Our trips are led by top photography and travel experts, making your experience one to remember.

Find more information about each trip by viewing the full trip page, but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us at trips@bluewaterdivetravel.com

 

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2023 Trips:
Dumaguete (Photo Workshop)  |  Lembeh (Photo Workshop)  |  Cuba (Photo Workshop)  |  Palau (Photo Workshop)

2024 Trips:
Socorro (Photo Workshop)  |  Baja Ultimate Whale Safari (Photo Group Trip)  |  Tanzania Big Game Safari (Photo Group Trip)
French Polynesia (Photo Group Trip)  |  Fiji (Photo Workshop) 

  2025 Trips:
Galapagos (Photo Workshop)

 

 
  • Dumaguete Underwater
    Photo Workshop
     2023

  • July 22 - 29, 2023
  • Amazing muck diving and an up-close look at Apo Island's coral reefs!
  • Opportunities to photograph rare critter action
  • Stunning night dives 
  • 7N for only $2,669
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  • Lembeh 2022
  • Lembeh Underwater
    Photo Workshop 2023

  • Sept 13 - 20, 2023
  • A haven for macro photographers—Lembeh is, without doubt, the muck diving capital of the world
  • Up to 26 boat dives + unlimited diving at the resort’s beautiful house reef
  • Top dive operation in Lembeh with 2:1 divers to guide ratio
  • 7N starting from $2,026
  • Read Erik's Trip Report from Lembeh 2022!
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  • CUBA Underwater
    Photo Workshop 2023

  • Oct 14 - 21, 2023
  • One of the best Caribbean diving destinations
  • Excellent destination for scuba divers of all levels
  • Luxurious accommodations aboard the 160-foot Jardines Avalon III
  • FREE daily Photo & Video workshops
  • 7N for only $3,950
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  • raja ampat UNDERWATER
    PHOTO WORKSHOP 2023

  • Nov 26 - Dec 7, 2023
  • 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
  • 11N for only $7,425
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  • Socorro Big Animal
    Underwater Photo Workshop 2024

  • Feb 15 - 24, 2024
  • Interact with large pelagics up close and personal
  • As many as 4 guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about the guest experience
  • 9N for only $4,095
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  • Baja Ultimate Whale Safari 2024

  • 24 Feb - 2 Mar, 2024
  • Complete adventure itinerary that allows you to discover some of Mexico’s biggest marine mammals
  • Opportunity to swim with whale sharks at El Mogete in La Paz
  • Opportunity to snorkel with sea lions at Los Islotes in Espiritu Santo Island
  • Enjoy luxurious accommodations at Marea Boutique Hotel and aboard the Nautilus Gallant Lady
  • Experience luxury glamping accommodation in San Ignacio Bay
  • 7N for only $5,245
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  • TANZANIA BIG GAME SAFARI 2024

  • AUG 6 -16, 2024
  • One of the best destinations for exploring wildlife
  • Private use of a 4x4 safari vehicle and unlimited mileage on game drives
  • Multiple National Park trips included
  • 10 N starting from $5,999
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  • Moorea 2022
  • French Polyneisa HumpBack Whale
    Photo Trip 2024

  • Various trips in Aug & Sept, 2024
  • Humpback whale season is from August 1st to November 1st. All trips are at the peak of the season.
  • 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.
  • 7N starting from $2,995
  • Read Our Trip Report from Moorea 2022!
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  • Fiji
  • Fiji Underwater
    Photography Workshop 2024

  • Nov 23 - Dec 3, 2024
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • Unique destination, dive the coral capital of the world
  • Unforgettable reefs and pinnacles
  • FREE nitrox
  • 10N starting from $6,684
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  • Galapagos Underwater
    Photo Workshop 2025

  • May 1 - 11, 2025
  • Timed for the best hammerhead encounters, best visibility, and best water temps
  • FREE daily photo workshops and tutorials.
  • All inclusive accommodation aboard the Galapagos Master
  • 10N for only $10,400
  • Early Booking Discount: Get $1,000 off for the first 5 sign-ups!
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  • Antarctica
  • antarctica group trip 2024

  • Mar 10 - 21, 2025
  • Explore the most untouched and unspoiled territory in the world
  • Includes a program of lectures led by renowned naturalists
  • Travel aboard the M/V Ortelius, designed for exploring remote locations and navigating through ice
  • 11N starting from $7,700
  • Early Booking Discount: Book by June 30, 2023 and SAVE $250!
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  • sea of cortez UNDERWATER
    PHOTO WORKSHOP 2025

  • Aug 23 - 30, 2025
  • The Rocio Del Mar is one of the most experienced liveaboards sailing in the Sea of Cortez
  • Dive in an area Jacques Cousteau called the Aquarium of the World
  • Big animal sightings like whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, sperm whales and much more
  • Easiest liveaboard to access from the US - fly or drive to Phoenix, AZ
  • FREE daily photo workshops and tutorials.
  • 7N for only $3,095
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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.comClick here to learn more about us.

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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.

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