Raja Ampat GoPro Workshop December 2026 - Bluewater Dive Travel

Raja Ampat GoPro Workshop December 2026

Raja Ampat Diving

 

Raja Ampat GoPro Workshop December 2026

Join the Raja Ampat Underwater GoPro Workshop from December 5 - 15, 2026. Dive one of the planet's most biodiverse areas then relax at one of the most luxurious resorts in the area, the first PADI 5-star boutique hotel the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort.

 

Why Join This Trip?

  • Discover why our Raja Trips are the pinnacle of diving with spectacular biodiversity
  • Raja is considered by many to be their #1 top bucket list dive destination in the world
  • Stay at the first PADI 5-star boutique hotel in the area
  • 4 to one diver to guide ratio delivers a personalized dive experience
  • Manta rays, wobbegong sharks, mind-blowing corals and schooling fish, highest marine diversity in the world
  • Includes FREE optional workshop

 

December 5 - 15, 2026

Trip Leader: Todd Kortte

10 Nights for:

$4,661 per person, double occupancy

$5,031 per person, single occupancy

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Trip Overview

Over the span of a 10-night stay, prepare to be mesmerized by the wealth of marine life that inhabits this region. Lush reefs adorned with corals and gorgonians set the stage for an awe-inspiring spectacle, accompanied by a diverse array of fish species. Dive into underwater landscapes boasting dramatic pinnacles, sprawling ridges, walls, concealed caves, rock formations, and tranquil azure lagoons.

From the minute pygmy seahorse to the grandiose oceanic manta ray, the variety of creatures present here is astonishing. Witness vast schools of fusiliers drawing in tunas, trevallies, barracudas, and curious spadefish, while catching glimpses of sweetlips, groups of bump head parrotfish, and napoleon wrasses among other fascinating species.

Reef sharks gracefully navigate their domain, while the elusive carpet shark or Wobbegong lounges on corals or lurks beneath rocks amidst swirling clouds of glass-fish. Nighttime explorations may unveil sightings of the captivating walking shark (Epaulette shark), adding an extra layer of intrigue. Mantas gracefully glide through the waters, making appearances at three distinct dive sites, further enhancing the allure of the area.

Read all about our latest trip to Raja Ampat in 2024 here.

Check out this amazing video from our Raja Ampat Photo Workshop in 2022.

 

A school of barracuda spotted while diving in Raja Ampat A batfish on a coral reef in Raja Ampat Stunning corals in Raja Ampat

Discover the wonders of diving in Raja Ampat from the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort & Marina Club in Waisai - the premier PADI 5-star boutique hotel in the area. Featuring modern, immaculate, air-conditioned accommodations and state-of-the-art, eco-friendly dive boats granting access to over 100 dive sites, Meridian is your top choice for resort-based diving!

Meridian Adventure Waisai Meridian Adventure Waisai

Check out our Raja Ampat Trip Recap 2023.

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Marine Life To Video

Raja Ampat showcases an extraordinary abundance of fish species, making it a hotspot for marine biodiversity. Dive into its waters and you may encounter an enchanting array of marine life, including wobbegong sharks, jacks, barracuda, Napoleon wrasse, trevally, bumphead parrotfish, pygmy seahorses, batfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, barramundi cod, and an impressive variety of nudibranchs.

As currents intensify in deeper waters, exploring reveals the presence of reef sharks at various sites, particularly notable locations like Blue Magic and Sardines. These sites also serve as gathering points for schooling fish, creating stunning congregations when currents are strong. In these moments, you might find yourself surrounded by swirling clouds of fusiliers and surgeonfish in the mid-water region, while vast numbers of sweetlips obscure the substantial coral heads below. It's an underwater spectacle that consistently leaves observers in awe.

See also: Raja Ampat Dive Travel Guide


December Conditions

Average Raja water temperatures in December are in the low to mid-80s. A full 3mm wetsuit is recommended.

 

Read the reviews on diving Raja Ampat here

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Inclusions

  • 10 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room, double occupancy
  • Full board meal package
  • Welcome Drink on Arrival
  • Free WiFi throughout the resort
  • Optional daily GoPro workshops
  • Aqualung dive equipment rental (mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, BCD, tanks, weights) 
  • Guided boat dives for all sites
  • Beach towels, tea, coffee, fresh fruit & drinking water on all dives
  • GoPro Footage taken by the dive guides from all your dives
  • Round-trip transfers between Sorong Airport and the resort: Taxi-Ferry-Taxi & Porters

 

Exclusions

  • Raja Ampat Marine Park Permit: IDR1,000,000 (approx. $65) CASH payable at the resort
  • Alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic/soft drinks, and bar refreshments
  • Dive computer and torches
  • GoPro Workshop optional participation fee: $100
  • Travel Insurance: click here to learn more about our preferred plan
  • Dive Insurance
  • Additional Activities
  • Gratuity

 

Trip Type

This trip is a GOPRO VIDEO WORKSHOP. It will be led by one of our GoPro video instructors and will include daily underwater GoPro video tutorials, in-water support, and one-to-one advice and guidance as required.

What to expect from our GoPro Video Workshops

  • Daily GoPro video workshops - Your instructor will schedule seminars each day on topics including, but not limited to, equipment type and selection, the concept of underwater videography, lighting and composition techniques, and post-processing. They will also include additional topics relevant to the location and your experience. See below for full list of topics.
  • In-water support - Where possible, each dive group will spend time underwater with the instructor, receiving in-water support and guidance on their shooting techniques.  Participants can also request in-water assistance during the workshop and the instructor will do his or her best to accommodate all requests. 
  • Consecutive days of practice & review - Each day you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques and skills learned in the previous day’s tutorials. If you are new to underwater GoPro videography you will likely see a vast improvement in just a few days.
  • Daily video reviews - You are strongly encouraged to bring your laptop, a thumb drive, edit your videos, and submit your shots for review from both the instructor and your peers. These are fun and interactive sessions encouraging you to improve throughout the trip.
  • Quality time with fellow GoPro videographers - Both new and experienced videographers from past workshops have expressed the advantages of joining a trip with like-minded divers with a passion for underwater videography.
  • Suitable for everyone - New and experienced videographers are welcome on all our trips. Gain the necessary skills to start shooting great GoPro videos, increase your confidence in finding the best underwater shots, or hone specific skills. We also encourage non-videographers to join, as many of them really enjoy the daily video reviews, and learning about underwater videography.

Enjoy free, unlimited access to a wealth of knowledge and advice from your GoPro instructor.

To allow us to continue offering the best possible experience to our customers, we are introducing a small optional fee for workshop participants. This allows us to offer you the same great service while keeping the price of the trip the same. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Watch the trip recap from our last GoPro Video workshop in Little Cayman:

Read about our latest GoPro Video Workshop in the Cayman Islands. 

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sorong on the 6:15am flight from Jakarta, transfer to 9am ferry Sorong to Waisai. Check-in at resort approx. 11am. Afternoon relax. 

Day 2 - 10: 2 tank morning dives & 1 tank afternoon dive.

Day 11: Depart 9am ferry to catch afternoon flight to Jakarta OR depart 2pm ferry to stay last night in Sorong to catch early flight the next day.

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About The Meridian Adventure Dive Resort

Meridian Adventure Waisai Meridian Adventure Waisai

Meridian Adventure Waisai Meridian Adventure Waisai

Meridian Adventure Waisai Meridian Adventure Waisai

Feel at home in the air-conditioned freshness of the interiors, serviced throughout the day and maintained impeccably. From the modern, uncluttered comfort of extremely well-designed boutique hotel rooms, to the beautiful, custom-made Lintea Mare linens, you will experience your dive vacation in a way you will remember forever. 

Read the more about the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort.

 

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About The Trip Leader

Todd Kortte is an Actor and Producer in Los Angeles with a passion for the underwater world. He also has a creative background in roller coaster design/theme park ride design and has worked with Walt Disney Imagineering and Universal Studios Creative. Todd combined his storytelling theme park background with his Hollywood acting experience and brought experience to the underwater world. He placed 4th in the world in the Underwater World Shootout in Germany in 2018. He is the only American to make the top 5 finalists in the underwater video category. Todd has several licensed viral videos, is a 5-time video winner of the So-Cal Shootout, has achieved over 10 million minutes of online stream time with his work, and is currently achieving more Film Festival awards with his underwater content.

Todd is also a Pro Team Member for Kraken Sports and participates regularly with Oceans Defenders Alliance in Southern California to remove lost fishing nets off the coast of California.

In the hope of giving other divers the tools to capture our underwater world and share it online for the world to see, Todd teaches underwater videography and GoPro underwater classes with Bluewater University. Read more about Todd here. 

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Flight Information

The nearest international airport to the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort is Domine Eduard Osok Airport (SOQ) in Sorong. Sorong is the closest major city to Waisai and serves as the primary gateway for travelers visiting Raja Ampat. Our team of travel advisors is more than willing to help you arrange for transfers if needed.

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Payment Schedule

Deposit: $800

Payment 2: $1,500 due February 1, 2026

Balance: due September 1, 2026

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See Also:

Raja Ampat Dive Travel Guide 

Meridian Adventure Dive Resort: Amenities, Cabins, Reviews & More... 

Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 email us at trips@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

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Raja Ampat Underwater Photos from Previous Trips

A wobbegong shark camouflages in Raja Ampat A vibrant coral reef in Raja Ampat Gorgonian sea fans on a reef in Raja Ampat

Fish swim in the blue through an opening in a coral reef in Raja Ampat A crocodile fish in Raja Ampat Fish swim under a pier in Raja Ampat

A school of sweetlips in Raja Ampat Anemone fish hover above their anemone under a pier in Raja Ampat Vibrant corals in Raja Ampat  

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