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Underwater Festival Blog

Best of Show - Photo - 'Behind the Shot'

Hi everyone! Paul Rudder here! I was so honoured and over the moon to be awarded 'Best of Show' in the photography category this year and I hope you all enjoyed the festival as much as I did.

I had a great time looking at the Australasian map on the ...

Copyright Issues

It was great to be invited to be a video judge at this years Underwater Festival, I was eagerly looking forward to seeing the films that had been entered, and they did not disappoint, there were some absolutely great films. Sadly as we made our way through the films, we ...

Wild weather

September throws up some of the worst diving conditions in our local Perth waters. 

For last year's Festival, we battled through rough conditions to get into the water and now, just 4 days into the month, Mother Nature has sent another few storm fronts our way.  Check out the ...

Perth fringe events have kicked off

Over here in the wild west, a huge calendar of events has kicked off.  Hosted by the Western Australian Underwater Photographic Society and Perth Scuba, we've got heaps in store for our local underwater photographers during the month of September.

Our exhibition is now hanging on the walls of ...

Good luck to all in the 2012 Underwater Festival

Oh my god, where did the last year go ...

It's that time of the year again, the Underwater Festival 2012 starts in less than 4 hours - wohoo. And this year you have a full 30 days to shoot!

I hope you all have plans on where to go underwater ...

Last dive...Success for the shot I wanted

Lost internet on the last days and got hit with bali belly 2 hours after my last dive (thankfully). The pressure was on. I still didnt have the shots I was looking for but thanks to Emo and a super early start at Crystal Bay it all fell into place ...

Farewell Festival

On this cold and wet night, Perth Scuba chucked some snags on the barbie and beers in the esky as they hosted the official closing of the WA UF11 fringe events.  

What an awesome 10 days - 7 talks, 2 photo courses, plenty of dives, camera try-outs, an exhibition, a local ...

Sorting and choosing

Wow, the Festival has come and gone and what a great 10 days it was.  Loads of presentations hosted by WAUPS and Perth Scuba and we all managed a few dives in the less than ideal conditions.

Now it's time to sort through the images and choose those worth ...

Whales and white coral

Today I headed to Rottnest Island with my hubby and two photographer mates.  We departed a little later to take advantage of the dropping winds and the ride over was fairly smooth. 

Our first stop was north of the island where we also spotted whales breaching.  Such a wonderful sight ...

A Great week in Borneo

Well the time has come to pack up the camera, regs and the travel wings (yes no wetsuit for obvious reasons!!). Sipadan, despite the average visibility has provided some nice wide angle opportunities as well as macro from Mabul and Si Amil. We have been able to see all the ...

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