Nirupam Nigam



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 Southern California's 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 fishing vessels in the Bering Sea and North Pacific, collecting data for NOAA. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his wife and taking photos.
As the Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide and the Chief Marketing Officer at Bluewater Photo & Video, 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



  • Sea of Cortez 2022
  • Aug 27 - Sept 3, 2022
  • Big animals like whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, sperm whales and much more
  • Dive in an area Jacques Cousteau called the Aquarium of the World
  • One full day of whale shark snorkeling, & several dives with a friendly sea lion colony
  • 7N for only $2,859
  • Read Nirupam's Trip Report from our recent workshop!
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  • La Paz 2022
  • Oct 15 - 22, 2022
  • Best time to dive La Paz: warm water, great visibility, and timed to coincide with the start of whale shark season 
  • Great big animal action: sea lions, whale sharks, mobula rays, and huge schools of fish 
  • Great wrecks & macro opportunities with various nudibranchs, frogfish, blennies, and much more
  • 7N starting from $2,149
  • Read the report from our latest La Paz trip!
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"I wanted to extend a heartfelt "thank you" for the outstanding experience we recently had on the Socorro trip. This was my first adventure with Bluewater and I was nothing short of very impressed. We divers were so fortunate to have your guidance and support as we worked to build our underwater photography skills. I learned a lot in a very short period of time.  The nightly workshops were chock full of helpful information. You are a master at sharing your wisdom and presenting it in a way that makes something that can be complicated easier to absorb. I also noticed how willingly you offered to be a resource on other diver-related matters. Needless to say, I am sold on using Bluewater as my go to source for dive trips and camera equipment! I look forward to participating in future photography underwater trips  you lead!" - Troy Everett, Socorro Photo Workshop 2020 Guest



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