La Paz Photo Workshop Oct/Nov 2021 - Bluewater Dive Travel

La Paz Underwater Photo Workshop Oct/Nov 2021



La paz 2021 Photography Workshop

Join us at Fun Baja and Hyatt Place La Paz for our underwater photo workshop in La Paz. Big animals, reefs & wrecks with Mobula Ray night dives.

OCTOBER 30 - November 6, 2021

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7 Nights for:

$2,049 (double occupancy) | $2,649 (single occupancy)

Trip Leader: Nirupam Nigam

Optional 2-Day Shark and Marine Life Safari in the Cape of Cabo and the Sea of Cortez

Maximum of 6 guests - From $350

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Why Join This Trip?

  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Daily photo workshops and image reviews
  • 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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Package Inclusions

  • Daily photo workshops and image reviews
  • Roundtrip airport transfers from Cabo San Lucas (SJD) or La Paz (LAP)
  • 7 nights accommodation in a standard room at Hyatt Place La Paz with daily breakfast buffet
  • 5 days of 3 tank boat dives
  • 1 day of 2 tank boat dives plus night dive with mobula rays
  • Option to substitute one afternoon dive with an afternoon whale shark snorkel if the season is opened by authorities
  • Lunch and drinks on dive days aboard the dive boat
  • 6 days park entrance fees 
  • Private Boat ( ISABELLA )
  • Dive master during the diving days



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. Underwater instruction with our photo instructor is also possible upon request.

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Trip overview

Big animal action like never before! Watch sea lions, cormorants, sea lions, and huge schools of fish before your very eyes. Get in the water with multiple whale sharks and interact with playful sea lions. See dozens of mobula rays feed during a very unique night dive. Potential to see turtles, mobula rays, octopus, giant morays, dolphins, beautiful nudibranchs, giant jawfish, frogfish, stunning blennies and seahorses. This is the best time to dive La Paz, with warm water, great visibility, and whale sharks. 

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Mobula Ray night dive. Photos taken by Tim Yeo. 

To get an idea as to what the trip is like, read the recaps from our previous trips, here & here!

Flight information

Guests can fly into La Paz Airport (LAP) or Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). Transfers to the hotel are included for arrival into either airport, but if you arrive into SJD, you may have to wait for the next transfer time (SJD is further from the hotel, so guests will be picked up in groups). Guests arriving into LAP will be picked up individually upon arrival for transfer to the hotel. 



Daily pick-ups are at 8:00 am for diving. The time out on the water each day can vary depending on how close the dive sites are, but generally, you will be back to the hotel by 3:00 pm. Workshop sessions and image reviews are generally held upon returning from the dive boat. 

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About Hyatt Place La paz

Newly constructed, Hyatt Place is located right next to the dive shop and the dive boat. It is right on the water, and is within walking distance of multiple restaurants, with a free shuttle service to downtown La Paz (to even more restaurant options). The rooms are very spacious and feature a modern design.


Resort amenities

  • Fitness center
  • Pool
  • Restaurant on site
  • All-day dining
  • Bar
  • Pet friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting facilities
  • 24/7 Gym



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 ABOUT the TRIP Leader

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. He spent some time as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. As the Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide, Nirupam is one of the world's few full-time underwater photography editors. You can get in touch with him at or through his website


Payment Schedule

$800 due to confirm

Balance due August 1, 2021

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And check out this video from one of our previous trips!

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We can help with that! See more of Mexico before or after your trip with Bluewater in Sea of Cortez. Flying all that way merits a multi-destination vacation! Here are some examples of packages we can add on to your trip reservation.

*Rates are subject to change at any time; please contact us for the most updated pricing.  


Discover the rich and exciting marine life around Cape Cabo and the Sea of Cortez in this 2-day shark and marine-life safari. The southern coast of Baja is a unique place for pelagic encounters, with frequent sightings of mobula rays, dolphins, turtles, and humpback whales. There is also the possibility of encountering marlin, sea lions, baitballs, numerous other species of cetaceans, and even orcas.

Swimming with sharks is an incredible experience, and one day will be spent in a prime shark spot, chumming for various shark species. The encounters are carried out with safety as a top priority, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their time in the water with blue sharks, mako sharks, and silky sharks.

With a maximum of 6 guests onboard, this is an exclusive trip providing intimate encounters with some of Baja's best marine life.

  • Lunch, snacks, water, and sodas on the boat
  • Marine Park fee
  • We can book your accommodation in Cabo at Hotel Tesoro, which is located in the Cabo Marina, and close to the boat and many options for restaurants at a special discounted rate of $335 for 3 nights for a single room, with daily breakfast and inclusive of taxes.


Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 or email us

And let us book your dream vacation!

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Reviews (2)


The La Paz underwater Photo Workshop 2019 more than met expectations. The level of underwater photography experience an individual possesses did not matter as all individuals were able to make progress in their learning. Every individual had the opportunity to address their own specific needs in both taking the perfect shot and post processing assistance. The diving sites were varied, allowing for accommodation in preferences for both macro and large animal experiences. The sea lion colony was a particular favorite, offering up close and personal encounters for the patient photographer. Nightly review sessions allowed constructive teaching as well as viewpoints from others to broaden one's perspectives. It is a great experience for any photographer at any level!

Visited on 10/2019 - Submitted on 03/13/2021

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the La Paz Underwater Photo Workshop trip to La Paz in 2019!
The local area was stunning and the underwater life mesmerizing. We loved all of the hotel and boat staff, and the food was delicious. The Bluewater staff was simply incredible at arranging accommodations, dives, and teaching us how to become better underwater photographers! The timing of our trip by the Bluewater Travel staff was impeccable. We were able to enjoy excellent conditions every day with no threat of inclement weather the entire week. Our favorite dive site by far was Los Islotes, packed with curious, energetic sea lions, abundant fish life, and even a great selection of macro subjects. You really couldn't go wrong with lens selection on this trip, although I stuck to wide angle to capture the sea lions frolicking and sun bathing. The wrecks were very entertaining and full of life too, but the visibility was sometimes less than ideal compared to other local dive sites we visited. Our hotel room was typical with comfy beds and a nice hot shower. As usual, the hotel could focus on improving amenities for scuba divers. To be fair, the hotel was not a dive resort, but we made the best of what we had to work with as far as drying gear and prepping cameras. With a fun-packed, long dive day and very informative evening photo workshops, we could have used more convenient (fast and close) choices for dinner. We were so busy with diving and learning that we were too exhausted to get out and see many of the local shops or scenery, but others mentioned a good selection of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. We would definitely do this trip again. It's a perfect trip for underwater photographers!

Visited on 10/2019 - Submitted on 03/11/2021


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