Sea of Cortez Photo Workshops 2018

Sea of Cortez 2018 Underwater Photo Workshops on July 28 - August 4 & August 4 - 11, 2018
Price: 
2595.00

 Sea of Cortez 2018 Underwater Photo Workshops

Join us for Sea Lions, Sperm Whales and Whale Sharks on the Rocio Del Mar. Trips led by Craig Dietrich.

 

July 28 - August 4 & August 4 - 11, 2018

Price:

Starting from $2,595

 

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Why Join This Trip? - Trip Overview - Inclusions & Exclusions

Accommodations - How to Get There - Daily Workshops - Trip Leader

Booking & Payment - Webinar - Underwater Photos


Why Join This Trip?

 ✓ The top liveaboard sailing in the Sea of Cortez 

 ✓ Daily photography workshops by photo pro at no extra cost, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike 

 ✓ Trip designed to shoot photos - We select liveaboards that provide photographer-friendly facilities. The dive guides are also there to enable you to get photos, not just show you the reef

 ✓ Awesome big animals & fascinating macro life

 ✓ Easiest liveaboard in the US - fly or drive to Phoenix AZ 

 ✓ Great support from Bluewater Travel if flight/weather issues occur

 ✓ Repeat customer and photo gear discounts, and other benefits 

 

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Trip Overview

This trip offers a great combination of awesome big animals and fascinating macro life. There's always something for everyone. PLUS, it's really easy to get to - only a 4-hour drive from Phoenix, AZ!

The Sea of Cortez is home to sea lions, whale sharks, mantas and mobula rays, dolphins and huge schools of fish. Sperm whales, pilot whales and dolphins are also commonly spotted!

It doesn't just stop there as the Sea of Cortez is also a perfect place to practice your macro photography skills. You will get to see nice varieties of nudibranchs, Panamic arrow crabs, Pacific seahorses, jawfish, small and big octopuses, frogfish and blennies. 

Some macro photos from Craig Dietrich's 2016 trip to the Sea of Cortez

You will be diving 3-4 times per day on this trip. Award-winning photo pro Craig Dietrich will provide daily photo workshops and help in/out of the water you take better shots throughout the trip, regardless of your skill level.

The boat will depart from Puerto Peñasco at 6 pm on Saturday and then travel for 12 hours to arrive the next morning for a 7 am dive. Here's a sample day-by-day itinerary of this trip:

 > Day 1 - Embark at 5pm in Puerto Peñasco. Depart at 6pm 

 > Day 2 - Wake up at Refugio Bay on Angel Island

Potential Dive sites: Angel Rock, La Vela, Lolo’s Cove, Sunset Zodiak Cruise with Sea Lions

 > Day 3 - Angel Island

Potential Dive sites: Andrea’s Eagle, El Aquario, Las Vivoras, Las Vivoras including a night dive

 > Day 4 - San Pedro Martir Potential Dive sites: El Arroyo, Punta Martir (Sea Lions), Chayo’s Cove

 > Day 5 - San Pedro Martir

Potential Dive sites: Ravijunco, Xareni’s Pinnacle, Coromel, Morrito, in the afternoon we go looking for whales!

 > Day 6 - Salsipuedes & Animas

Potential Dive sites: Los Cuervos, El Caballo, In Animas, El Lavadero, El Lavadero including a night dive

 > Day 7 - Baja and Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Bahia De Los Angeles

Potential Dive sites: El Pescador, Baja Ca., start heading back to Puerto Penasco in afternoon

 > Day 8 - Disembark at 7am

To learn more about what you can expect from this Sea of Cortez trip check out this trip report and see how our 2016 trip to the Sea of Cortez went. You can also read the reviews on diving Sea of Cortez here.

 

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions 

 ✓ Three meals per day & snacks

 ✓ Beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer & wine

 ✓ One full day of whale shark snorkeling, & several dives with a friendly sea lion colony

 ✓ Tanks, weights & weight belts

Exclusions 

 ✗ National Park Fees: $28

 ✗ Hyperbaric chamber mandatory contribution: $15

 ✗ Nitrox: $120 for the week

 ✗ Fuel surcharge, if applicable (none currently)

 ✗ Gratuity

 

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About the Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar offers 10 comfortable guest staterooms on two decks. All have private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories, and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air-conditioned. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.

 

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Flight Information

 > Trip attendees will fly in and out of Phoenix, Arizona, which is the closest international airport. You should fly in on Saturday morning and arrive before 11 am. A shuttle will arrive for pick-up at the airport at 12 pm. The shuttle ride is approximately 4 hours to the boat and costs $125 roundtrip (paid directly to shuttle driver).

 > Disembarkation is Saturday at 7:00 am. For returning flights, book anytime after 3 pm.

 

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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. Help underwater is also given. 

Check out this page for more information on what to expect from our photography workshops as well as some testimonials!

 

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About the Trip Leader

Craig Dietrich is an award-winning underwater photographer based in Jupiter, Florida. From an early age Craig felt the need to express himself artistically and the first time he picked up a camera, he knew he had found the perfect outlet for his creativity and sparked what would become a life-altering passion for photography. Craig served our country as a Naval photographer during both Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, when he was given the opportunity to travel the world and his thirst for adventure was born.

After the Navy, Craig learned to scuba dive. Upon breaking the surface the first time, he knew this was a world he wanted to be a part of and a second passion was ignited. Longing to share that world with others, he put together his two greatest loves and ventured into the world underwater photography.

Craig’s underwater photography has been featured in multiple dive publications, won multiple awards and has been sold in upscale galleries from Carmel, California to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He now makes his living teaching underwater photography and selling his photography at art shows throughout the southeastern United States.

To learn more about Craig's work, visit www.dietrichunderwater.com.

Craig Dietrich's sea lion shots. See more of his work

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Webinar About Sea of Cortez & Rocio del Mar

 

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Payment & Booking

Payment Schedule

TO BE ADVISED

Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call Bluewater Travel at 310-915-6677 or email info@bluewaterdivetravel.com and let them book your dream vacation at the best price!

 

 

Underwater Images

Sea of Cortez Underwater Photos from Previous Trips

 

 

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Marine Life: 
Top Macro Spot
Whale Sharks
Whales
Manta Rays
Type of Trip: 
Liveaboard
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