La Paz Underwater Photo Workshop October 2020

  

 

La paz 2020 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 11-18, 2020

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7 Nights for:

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

Trip Leader: Nirupam Nigam

 

Why Join This Trip?

  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • 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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Package Inclusions

  • Daily photo workshops 
  • Roundtrip Cabo San Lucas (SJD) - La Paz (LAP) - Cabo San Lucas (SJD) airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a standard room at Hyatt Place La Paz with daily breakfast buffet
  • 3 days of 2 tank dives
  • 2 days of 3 tank dives
  • 1 day of whale shark swimming
  • 1 mobula ray night dive
  • Lunch and drinks on dive days aboard the dive boat
  • 6 days park entrance fees 
  • Private Boat ( ISABELLA )
  • Dive master during the diving days

 

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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. Help underwater ican also be provided if you request it from your photo leader.

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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 hundreds 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. 

mobula rays at the Sea of Cortez

Photo taken by Helen Brierley on our Explore Baja Photo Workshop last year

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Mobula Ray night dive

 

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.

 

Schedule

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 a short 5 minutes from 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 nirupam@uwphotographyguide.com or through his website www.photosfromthesea.com

 

Payment Schedule

50% deposit to confirm your reservation

Balance due Sept 1, 2020

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WEBINAR DISCUSSION ABOUT THE TRIP

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GOT QUESTIONS? READY TO BOOK?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us trips@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

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