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."





  • Lembeh 2022
  • Lembeh Underwater Photography Workshop 2023
  • Sept 13 - 20, 2023
  • 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
  • 7N starting from $2,026
  • Read Erik's Trip Report from Lembeh 2022!
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  • Raja Ampat
  • Raja Ampat Underwater Photography Workshop 2023
  • Nov 26 - Dec 7, 2023
  • FREE daily photography workshops
  • One of Indonesia’s most luxurious liveaboards: the Damai II
  • All-inclusive price: taxes, port fees, full rental gear, laundry, massages, Nitrox, beer and 1 glass of wine at dinner included (park fee excluded).
  • 11N from $6,683
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  • Anilao
  • Anilao Underwater Photography Workshop 2024
  • Apr 18 - 28 & Apr 28 - May 5, 2024
  • FREE daily photography workshops, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike
  • Trip designed to shoot photos - We select resorts that provide photographer-friendly facilities. The dive guides are also there to enable you to get photos, not just show you the reef 
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • 7N from $1,809
  • Read Erik's Trip Report from Anilao 2022!
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  • Manta Komodo
  • Bali to Komodo Underwater Photography Workshop 2024
  • Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2024
  • 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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  • Lembeh & Bali
  • Lembeh & Bali Underwater Photo Workshop 2024
  • Sept 9 - 21, 2024
  • 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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  • Moorea 2022
  • Moorea Humpack Whale Photo Trip 2024
  • Sept 28 - Oct 5, 2024
  • 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.
  • 7N starting from $2,995
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  • Fiji
  • Fiji Underwater Photography Workshop 2024
  • Nov 23 - Dec 3, 2024
  • FREE daily photo workshops
  • Unique destination, dive the coral capital of the world
  • Unforgettable reefs and pinnacles
  • FREE nitrox
  • 10N starting from $6,684
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  • Fiji
  • Explore Baja Underwater Photography Workshop 2025
  • October 4 - 16, 2025
  • 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
  • 12N starting from $4,895
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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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