Erik Lukas



Erik Lukas is an active diver and photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He is a volunteer scuba diver at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. You can expect to find Erik diving many of the amazing Pacific Ocean sites of Southern California, camera in hand, at any chance he can get.

See more of Erik’s photography at or on Instagram @seeundersea.

"I am passionate about underwater photography in general and have a special love for macro subjects. For me the things that are hardest to spot hold the most interest. Documenting the commensal and symbiotic relationships is for me the most interesting…the smaller and more bizarre the better. I also have a passion for sharing my knowledge with others. My goal with all of my workshops is to ensure each guest leaves with a group of images that they are proud to share."



  • French Polynesia 2022
  • Aug 27 - Sept 3 & Sept 3 - 10, 2022
  • Incredible close encounters with humpback whales
  • Our operator’s boat has a hydrophone, which not only helps us to locate the whales but also provides you the opportunity to hear these whales singing in great detail
  • Snorkel only, no dive certification required!
  • 7N only for $2,995
  • Read Erik's Trip Report from the Moorea Trip!
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  • Lembeh Photo Workshop 2022
  • Sept 21 - 30, 2022
  • A haven for macro photographers—Lembeh is, without doubt, the muck diving capital of the world
  • Up to 26 boat dives + unlimited diving at the resort’s beautiful house reef
  • Top dive operation in Lembeh with 2:1 divers to guide ratio
  • 9N starting from $1,999
  • Read Erik's Trip Report from the Lembeh Trip!
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Erik shoots with a Canon 5D Mark III in a Sea & Sea housing using Zen 100mm and 230mm dome ports. The lenses he uses are the Canon 8-15mm f/4L, Canon 16-35mm f/4L, and Canon 100mm f/2.8L. 



  • "I would like to thank Erik for bringing my TTL flash trigger to Anilao and for his genuine concern for the well-being of the whole group. He must have gone home very tired too.”
  • "Erik was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great person.”
  • "Erik really tried to engage himself with each and every one of us.”
  • "Erik was incredibly helpful and friendly.”
  • "Erik went out of his way to make me feel extremely welcome and provided excellent photo technique lectures."
  • "The combination of talks, feedback on images, and being able to ask for advice from multiple experts helped me understand and apply what was being taught."


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