California Local Underwater Photo & Video Events
Learn more about Bluewater's local events and news here! See our upcoming local dive trips, join some of our photography & videography classes, and see further details on our upcoming social nights.
Upcoming California Dive Trips
Join Bluewater on one of our exciting Southern California dive trips this season. We visit iconic dive sites and offer experiences that both locals and visitors will enjoy.
Oil Rigs Dive Trip
June 15, 2019 - $135
The oil rigs offer an extremely unique structure for diving with long columns stretching into the depths. Their location and structure often attract pelagics like mola mola, sea lions, & cormorants. The rigs themselves are covered with marine growth, beautiful anemones, metridiums, and more. Led by Bluewater team members Davis Huber & Will Smart.
*Advanced dive trip*
July 21, 2019 - $159
Catalina Island Sea Bass
August 17, 2019 - $135
Underwater Photo & VIdeo Classroom Sessions
Introduction to Underwater Photography
Equipment, settings, lighting, use of your strobe, composition, macro, wide-angle, black backgrounds, subject selection, and camera maintenance are all covered. Class is tailored to the needs of the students, and is also suitable for intermediate level photographers.
Led by Mark Strickland
Wide Angle Photography
Monday, August 19th at 6PM - $99
Learn what Mark considers the essentials of wide angle underwater photography, from close focus wide angle to big animal. Camera settings, lens choice, strobe positioning, as well as creative lighting possibilities. Mark will explain specific techniques with the help of example images that will be shown and discussed on in class.
Led by Mark Strickland
Introduction to Underwater Videography
Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30PM - $140
You will learn a wide variety of topics over a 3 hour course. Covering topics like preparation and story planning, tips on sunlight and time of day, best ways to use underwater video lights, understanding white balance, B-roll for your story, music selection, and so much more.
Led by Todd Kortte
Upcoming Social Nights in our Store
Come meet fellow scuba divers during our bi-monthly social nights! Socialize over free food and drinks including beer and wine, learn from exciting guest speakers, and participate in discussions relating to underwater photography and dive travel. We often have free raffles, special giveaways or deals, and other great benefits for all who attend.
Events are held at our Culver City location.
Shark & Big Animal Photography Tips
Wednesday, August 14th at 6PM
with Andy Sallmon
Guest speaker Andy Sallmon will share expert tips on photographing sharks and other big animals underwater. Andy is a world famous photographer whose photos and articles are regularly featured in Alert Diver Magazine.
Wednesday, October 9th at 6PM
with Brent Durand from Atlantis Dive Resorts & Liveaboards
Brent Durand from Atlantis Dive Resorts and Liveaboards shares an inside (and underwater) look at the diving and marine life in Dumaguete and Puerto Galera, Philippines. Located in the heart of the coral triangle and the world’s center of biodiversity, dive into the world of blue-ringed octopus, porcelain crabs, pipefish and poolside massages.
Join us for catered Filipino food, Philippines Rum & Coke and other free drinks, a 7-night dive vacation raffle, and socializing with fellow divers!