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 Underwater Photography Workshop 2023
  • Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2023
  • 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
  • The Rocio Del Mar is one of the most experienced liveaboards sailing in the Sea of Cortez
  • 7N from $2,995
  • Read Our Trip Report from Sea of Cortez 2022!
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  • Dumaguete Underwater Photography Workshop 2024
  • Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2024
  • Amazing muck diving and an up-close look at Apo Island's coral reefs!
  • Opportunities to photograph rare critter action
  • Stunning night dives 
  • 10N starting from $4,835
  • Read Our Trip Report from our last Dumaguete trip!
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  • Fiji Underwater Photo & GoPro Workshop 2024
  • Oct 9 -19, 2024
  • A unique destination, dive into the coral capital of the world
  • Unforgettable reefs, pinnacles, breathtaking soft corals, and awesome visibility - a must-visit for all scuba divers
  • Amazing destination for shark diving
  • 10N for only $3,990
  • Read the trip recap from our 2022 Fiji underwater photo workshop here.
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  • Socorro Big Animal Underwater Photo Workshop 2025
  • Feb 19 - 28, 2025
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • Interact with large pelagics up close and personal
  • As many as 4 guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about the guest experience
  • 9N for only $4,195
  • Read the trip recap from our 
    2022 Socorro underwater photo workshop here.
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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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