Erik Lukas - Bluewater Dive Travel

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."




  • Manta Komodo
  • Bali to Komodo Underwater Photography Workshop 2024
  • Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2024
  • 10N Starting From $5,585
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • 3-4 dives per day, with a 1:4 diver-guide ratio
  • Explore some of the most diverse marine environments in the world
  • 10N starting from $5,585
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  • Moorea 2022
  • Close Encounters with Humpback Whales in French Polynesia 2024
  • Sept 28 - Oct 5, 2024
  • 7N Starting From $3,750
  • Humpback whale season is from August 1st to November 1st. All trips are at the peak of the season.
  • We have selected a top-notch operator with a high level of expertise in finding whales and providing you the best chance of having a quality encounter in the water. Having an operator who knows how to get you a better whale experience is critical in Moorea.
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  • Lembeh & Bali
  • Bluewater’s Ultimate Lembeh & Bali Macro Critter Workshop 2024
  • Sept 9 - 21, 2024
  • 12N Starting From $3,347
  • Enjoy FREE daily underwater photography workshops led by expert photographer Erik Lukas
  • Incredible biodiversity across two of Indonesia's top diving destinations
  • Up to 4 dives per day, with FREE nitrox
  • 12-nights full-board accommodation in beautiful resorts perfectly catered to divers
  • 12N starting from $3,347
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  • Fiji
  • Fiji Ultimate 10-night Soft Coral & Shark Liveaboard Trip Nov 2024
  • Nov 23 - Dec 3, 2024
  • 10N Starting From $6,684
  • Experience the absolute best of Fiji’s huge soft corals, sharks, and giant schools of fish on one of the world’s best liveaboards, the Naia
  • 10 nights at the best of the best dive sites including Bligh Waters
  • Learn from one of Bluewater’s most experienced photo instructors, Erik Lukas
  • Easy direct flights from the USA
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    • Alor
    • Alor Underwater Photography Workshop 2025
    • Sept 6 - 16, 2025
    • 10N Starting From $5,950 
    • FREE daily underwater photography workshops
    • Rich marine biodiversity, pristine reefs, and unique critters
    • Luxury liveaboard accommodation
    • Up to 4 dives/day 
    • Small 4:1 diver-to-guide ratio
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    • Fiji
    • Explore Baja Underwater Photography Workshop 2025
    • October 4 - 16, 2025
    • 12N Starting From $4,895
    • Unique itinerary sailing the entire length of the Sea of Cortez from south to north
    • FREE daily photography workshops by photo pro at no extra cost, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike 
    • See the unexpected in remote locations: dolphins, sea lions, whales, mantas etc
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  • Anilao Philippines Ultimate Photo Workshop Spring 2026
  • Apr 16 - 26 / Apr 26 - May 3, 2026
  • 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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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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