La Paz Underwater Photo Workshop Oct/Nov 2021

 

La Paz 2021 Photography Workshop

Join us at Fun Baja and Hyatt Place La Paz for our underwater photo workshop in La Paz. 

Big animals, reefs & wrecks with Mobula Ray night dives.

OCTOBER 30 - november 6, 2021

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7 Nights

$2,049 (double occupancy) | $2,649 (single occupancy)

Trip Leader: Nirupam Nigam

Optional 2-Night Safari Boat Extension with Latitude Encounters:

Maximum of 6 guests - From $350

 

Why Join This Trip?

  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • Daily photo workshops
  • Best time to dive La Paz: warm water, great visibility and whale shark season 
  • Great big animal action: sea lions, whale sharks, mobula rays and huge schools of fish 
  • Great wrecks & macro opportunity with various nudibranchs, frogfish, blennies, and much more
  • Spacious rooms with great amenities (free WiFi, fitness center, bar, pool, etc) at Hyatt Place La Paz

 

Why Travel With Bluewater?

  • "Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most, the airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue. They saved my butt"
  • Great support if flight/weather issues occur
  • Gear discounts and other benefits
  • We book resorts/ liveaboards that offer the best overall value

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Package Inclusions

  • Daily photo workshops and image reviews
  • Roundtrip airport transfers from Cabo San Lucas (SJD) or La Paz (LAP)
  • 7 nights accommodation in a standard room at Hyatt Place La Paz with daily breakfast buffet
  • 5 days of 3 tank boat dives
  • 1 day of 2 tank boat dive plus night dive with mobula rays
  • Option to substitute one afternoon dive with an afternoon whale shark snorkel if the season is opened by authorities
  • Lunch and drinks on dive days aboard the dive boat
  • 6 days park entrance fees 
  • Private Boats ( ISABELLA )
  • Dive master during the diving days

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Daily Photo Workshops

Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, snorkeling with large animals, strobe exposure and positions, avoiding backscatter, and composition. Underwater instruction with our photo instructor is also possible upon request.

 

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Trip Overview

Big animal action like never before! Watch sea lions, cormorants, sea lions, and huge schools of fish before your very eyes. Get in the water with multiple whale sharks and interact with playful sea lions. See hundreds of mobula rays feed during a very unique night dive. Potential to see turtles, mobula rays, octopus, giant morays, dolphins, beautiful nudibranchs, giant jawfish, frogfish, stunning blennies and seahorses. This is the best time to dive La Paz, with warm water, great visibility, and whale sharks. 

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Mobula Ray night dive. Photos taken by Tim Yeo.

 

To get an idea as to what the trip is like, read the recaps from our previous trips, here & here!

 

Flight Information

Guest can fly into La Paz Airport (LAP) or Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). Transfers to the hotel are included for arrival into either airport, but if you arrive into SJD, you may have to wait for the next transfer time (SJD is further from the hotel, so guests will be picked up in groups). Guests arriving into LAP will be picked up individually upon arrival for transfer to the hotel.

 

Schedule

Daily pick-ups are at 8:00 am for diving. The time out on the water each day can vary depending on how close the dive sites are, but generally, you will be back to the hotel by 3:00 pm. Workshop sessions and image reviews are generally held upon returning from the dive boat. 

 

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About Hyatt Place La Paz

Newly constructed, the Hyatt Place is located a short 5 minutes from the dive boat. Located right on the water, the Hyatt Place is within walking distance to multiple restaurants and also has a free shuttle to downtown La Paz to even more restaurant options. The rooms are very spacious and feature a modern design.

 

Resort amenities

  • Fitness center
  • Pool
  • Restaurant on site
  • All-day dining
  • Bar
  • Pet friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting facilities
  • 24/7 Gym

 

 

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 TRIP LEADER

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 the local 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. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. As the Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide, Nirupam is one of the world's few full-time underwater photography editors. You can get in touch with him at nirupam@uwphotographyguide.com or through his website www.photosfromthesea.com

 

Payment Schedule

$800 due to confirm

Balance due August 1, 2021.

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WEBINAR DISCUSSION ABOUT THE TRIP

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Want to extend your trip?

We can help with that! See more of Mexico before or after your trip with Bluewater in the Sea of Cortez. Flying all that way merits a multi-destination vacation! Here are some examples of packages we can add on to your trip reservation:

Note: Rates are subject to change at any time, please contact us for the most updated pricing.

 

2 DAY SHARK & MARINE LIFE SAFARI

Discover the rich and exciting marine life around Cape Cabo and the Sea of Cortez in this 2-day shark and marine-life safari. The southern coast of Baja is a unique place for pelagic encounters, with frequent sightings of mobula rays, dolphins, and humpback whales. There is also the possiblity of encountering marlins, sea lions, baitballs, numerous other species of cetaceans, and even orcas.

Swiming with sharks is an incredible experience, and one day will be spent in a prime shark spot, chumming for various shark species. The encounters are carried out with safety as a top priority, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their time in the water, with blue sharks, mako sharks, and silky sharks.

With a maximum of 6 guests onboard, this is an exclusive trip providing intimate encounters with some of Baja's best marine life.

✓ Lunch, snacks, water, and sodas on the boat

✓ Marine Park fee

✓ We can also help you book your accommodation in Cabo. We recommend Hotel Tesoro, which is located in the Cabo Marina, and close to the boat and many options for restaurants.

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Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 or email us trips@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

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