Nirupam Nigam - Bluewater Dive Travel

Nirupam Nigam



Nirupam Nigam is the Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide and the President of Bluewater Photo & Video - the world's top underwater photo & video retailer. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. After receiving degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, Nirupam worked as a fisheries observer on vessels in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. Since then, Nirupam has been a full time underwater photographer and photo gear head. 
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  • Ultimate Luxury Philippine Resort Group Trip 2024
  • Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2024
  • 10N Starting From $4,835
  • Ultra-luxury dive resort in Dumaguete, Philippines. This place will WOW anyone you bring. The suites with private pools are to die for, as is the food, service, lodging and amazing infinity pools right in front of the ocean.
  • The diving trifecta - one of the world’s best whale shark encounters, Some of SE asia’s best macro and critter diving, plus great coral reefs, walls packaged with turtles, jacks and info-pacific reef life.
  • Amazing snorkeling literally 15 feet from the resort in calm shallow water.
  • Led by the world’s foremost underwater camera expert Nirupam Nigam.
  • Read Our Trip Report from our last Dumaguete trip!
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  • Fiji Soft Coral & Shark Bonanza Photo & GoPro Workshop Oct 2024
  • Oct 9 -19, 2024
  • 10N Starting From $3,990
  • Dive the world’s best shark dive in South Fiji plus the world’s best soft corals in the Bligh Waters in warm, clear water
  • Learn from Bluewater’s top photo and video instructors - Nirupam Nigam and Todd Kortte
  • Easy travel from the USA, stay at two of Fiji’s best dive resorts
  • Bring your non-divers to experience the best snorkeling in the world at VoliVoli resort
  • Unique opportunity to learn photography and GoPro skills from two of Bluewater’s best instructors 
  • Read the trip recap from our 2022 Fiji underwater photo workshop here.
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  • Socorro Manta & Shark Madness Liveaboard Trip Feb 2025
  • Feb 19 - 28, 2025
  • 10N Starting From $4,195
  • Intense focus on repeated encounters with friendly giant Manta Rays, hammerhead, silvertip & galapagos sharks, and dolphins
  • Prime season for breaching humpback whales
  • A short 2-hour flight to Cabo from the SouthWest United States
  • On one of the best-reviewed liveaboards, the Rocio Del Mar. Beer & wine included
  • Includes FREE photo workshop from Nirupam Nigam
  • Read the trip recap from our 
    2022 Socorro underwater photo workshop here.
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  • Anilao nautilus
  • Anilao Philippines Ultimate Photo Workshop Spring 2025
  • Apr 20 - 30, 2025 (10-nights)
  • Apr 30 - May 7, 2025 (7-nights)
  • 7N From $1,999 / 10N From $2,559
  • Attend our most popular underwater photo trip
  • Find out why Bluewater’s Anilao trips are known as the best underwater photo trips on the planet
  • Amazing dive guides, each group of 4 divers get their own private boat and guide, most dive sites are just minutes away
  • Chance to see every underwater critter, nudibranch and fish on your bucket list and then some
  • Daily photo workshops and lectures 
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  • Ultimate Whale Shark & Sea Lion Sea of Cortez Trip 2025
  • Aug 23 - 30, 2025
  • 10N Starting From $3,095
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • 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
  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Read Our Trip Report from Sea of Cortez 2022!
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  • Galapagos Insane Hammerhead, Manta, Mola and Marine Iguana Trip 2026
      • May 7 - 17, 2026
      • 10N Starting From $10,400
          • • Incredible 10-night itinerary delivers non-stop schooling hammerheads, giant manta rays, Mola molas and feeding marine iguanas - plus eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, penguins and giant tortoises.
      • • Special plans are made to maximize time with the Iguanas and Mola mola.
      • • This is a must-do best of the best trip, at the perfect time of the year.
      • • Our best and most popular custom Galapagos marine life itinerary.
      • • Includes free photo workshop from Nirupam Nigam.
      • • Unique 10-night itinerary also maximizes time at the world’s the best shark sites.

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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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