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Prizes and Awards

Below are the awesome prizes for the 2013 Underwater Festival including some great Underwater Snapshot Participation Prizes that will be drawn amongst all entrants irrespective of their shootout entry submissions

 

Photographic Shootout Categories

Best of Show - from Photographic Shootout Category winners

Solitude Liveaboards Major prize - Liveaboard trip for one. Solitude Liveaboards was created with their clients in mind. Our flagship, MV Solitude One, is a 52-metre steel-hulled 'home away from home', redefining luxury with its design, creating purposeful and functional spaces for rest and play. Based in Palau and the Philippines, the fleet will extend to Indonesia by 2015.

 

 

 

Behaviour

Olympus 1st Prize: Olympus camera / XZ-2 Diving Bundle (camera + housing) - Olympus offers a range of Digital SLR, Pen Camera, Zuiko Digital lenses, Digital Compact Camera and Underwater housing that will suit all your photographic needs.

 

Atoll 2nd Prize -Atoll scarf by Sophie Robertson. Atoll by Sophie Robertson The debut collection of silk scarves and pocket squares are inspired by Robertson’s love of the ocean and fashion. Her inspiration for the collection came from a series of underwater photographs she took while diving at The Great Barrier Reef, on a boat in Cairns. 'This collection has been dedicated to underwater explorer, Neville Coleman. He inspired my love of underwater photography and has also been a close mentor and friend.'


 

 

Sex

Tasik Ria Resort1st Prize: Tasik Ria - 8 day/7 nights dive holiday - Tasik Ria Dive Resort from Manado in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Great diving at the reefs of Bunaken National Park with one of the longest established operators in the area.

 

 

Sundive Byron Bay 2nd Prize: A$250 Sundive Byron Bay voucher. Welcome to the Sundive Byron Bay. Scuba Diving at the Julian Rocks in Byron Bay, Australia - An Underwater Photographer's Paradise!

 

 

Temperate Waters

Walindi Plantation Resort 1st Prize: 7 night diving holiday for one. Walindi Plantation Resort, established in 1983, is an intimate dive resort situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Celebrating over 25 years of operation, the resort is world famous for its quality of diving, international award-winning photography and warm hospitality.

 

Aunoc Lights2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR dive light Aunoc Lights are the makers of high powered LED lights made to military quality standards – tested to 240 meters – ultraclear glass and long burn times.

 

 

 

Coral Triangle

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions1st Prize: 4 nights - 14 dives - Fly Dive Coral Sea Expedition for ONE - Since 1969 Mike Ball has been setting standards in the Australian dive industry with exceptional liveaboard expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.

 

eScuba 2nd Prize: Akona 4.5 kg Roller Bag. eScuba is the Australian distributor of Sherwood Scuba, Sealife, Akona, Spare Air and Dive Alert.

 

 

Freshwater

Perth Scuba 1st Prize: Perth Scuba - Halcyon Travel Wing. Perth Scuba is Western Australia’s largest dive centre. With over 650 metres of retail floor space, 2 large modern air conditioned classrooms, Presentation Theatre, Buddy Lounge, Scuba Museum and dedicated Technical diving, Underwater Photography and Videography store, Perth Scuba is your one stop shop when it comes to Scuba Diving in Perth.

 

Seashell 2nd Prize: Choice of housing for iPhone 4, 5 or Samsung Galaxy. Seashell is a universal water proof camera case compatible with more than 1000 compact digital camera models from a few years back to the latest as well as iPhones 4 & 5. Seashell has obtained multiple international patents and worldwide registered trademarks. Seashell is also available in various beautiful crystal colors. Seashell is definitely a high quality product with good design that you would love.

 

Issues

South West Rocks Dive Centre 1st Prize: 2 night/4 dive package for TWO with South West Rocks Dive Centre South West Rocks Dive Centre offers Australia's best ocean cave dive, voted among the top ten dive sites in Australia. Fish Rock is located just over two kilometres off Smoky Cape at South West Rocks on the New South Wales Mid North Coast.

 

Let's Go Adventures 2nd Prize: Double Boat Dive Voucher. Lets Go Adventures! Learn to dive, or come boat diving, freediving, snorkelling with the highest rated PADI Dive facility in the Port Stephens, Hunter Valley & Newcastle area.

 

Nudis

Lissenung Island Resort - PNG 1st Prize: A 8-night dive holiday at Lissenung Island Resort in PNG - The best little dive resort in the South Pacific!

 

Aunoc Lights2nd Prize: aunoc 45 dive light Aunoc Lights are the makers of high powered LED lights made to military quality standards – tested to 240 meters – ultraclear glass and long burn times.

 

 

 

The Neville Coleman Award

Redmap 1st Prize: Redmap - $500 CASH prize. Redmap (Range Extension Database and Mapping project) allows divers to report species that are observed outside their usual or known distribution range via an interactive website. Information collected can act as an early indication of how the distribution of our species is changing as our coastal waters warm, using citizen science to help track this on a national scale. A successful pilot project has been running in Tasmania for the last two years and now Redmap is launching nationally in October 2012! In the spirit of Redmap, we are sponsoring a $500 cash prize for ‘The Neville Coleman Award’ for the most interesting critter find!

 

eScuba 2nd Prize: Ideations Dive Alert Plus V.2. eScuba is the Australian distributor of Sherwood Scuba, Sealife, Akona, Spare Air and Dive Alert.

 

 

Sharks

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions 1st Prize: 4-night shark expedition with Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions - Discover Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions aboard the "Princess II" for the worlds ultimate shark adventure. Tours depart Port Lincoln in South Australia out to the famous Neptune Islands, which continues to be the very best place in the world to see and photograph Great White Sharks.

 

Seashell 2nd Prize: Choice of housing for iPhone 4, 5 or Samsung Galaxy. Seashell is a universal water proof camera case compatible with more than 1000 compact digital camera models from a few years back to the latest as well as iPhones 4 & 5. Seashell has obtained multiple international patents and worldwide registered trademarks. Seashell is also available in various beautiful crystal colors. Seashell is definitely a high quality product with good design that you would love.

 

 

Big Stuff

Ikelite 1st Prize: Ikelite video or photo housing of choice (includes one standard port for dSLR housings) Ikelite manufactures a diverse line of underwater photographic equipment that ranges from housings for simple point-and-shoot cameras to exotic housings for slr and video cameras, famous for the design and manufacture of sophisticated electronic flash units and mounts.

 

Seashell 2nd Prize: Choice of housing for iPhone 4, 5 or Samsung Galaxy. Seashell is a universal water proof camera case compatible with more than 1000 compact digital camera models from a few years back to the latest as well as iPhones 4 & 5. Seashell has obtained multiple international patents and worldwide registered trademarks. Seashell is also available in various beautiful crystal colors. Seashell is definitely a high quality product with good design that you would love.

 

 

Humans

Eco-Divers Manado 1st Prize: All inclusive 7-night dive holiday for one. Holiday at Eco Divers Resort Lembeh in Sulawesi, Indonesia. A fantastic experience of diving with the multitude of rare critters of Lembeh Strait with a very high class operator.

 

 

Atoll 2nd Prize -Atoll scarf by Sophie Robertson. Atoll by Sophie Robertson The debut collection of silk scarves and pocket squares are inspired by Robertson’s love of the ocean and fashion. Her inspiration for the collection came from a series of underwater photographs she took while diving at The Great Barrier Reef, on a boat in Cairns. 'This collection has been dedicated to underwater explorer, Neville Coleman. He inspired my love of underwater photography and has also been a close mentor and friend.'


 

 

 

Mobile Phones

eScuba - Sealife 1st Prize: Sealife DC1400 Pro Duo kit - eScuba is the Australian distributor of Sealife Cameras, the only truly expandable camera system that allows you to add accessories when you want.

 

Aunoc Lights2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR dive light Aunoc Lights are the makers of high powered LED lights made to military quality standards – tested to 240 meters – ultraclear glass and long burn times.

 

 

 

Wrecks

Byron Bay Dive Centre1st Prize: A$500 Byron Bay Dive Centre Voucher - Welcome to the Byron Bay Dive Centre. Dive and snorkel the Cape Byron Marine Park at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, one of Australia’s top ten dive sites.

 

eScuba 2nd Prize: Submersible Systems Spare Air Pack - 3.0 CF. eScuba is the Australian distributor of Sherwood Scuba, Sealife, Akona, Spare Air and Dive Alert.

 

 

Over-under

Dyron Photo & Video 1st Prize: Dyron Photo & Video - EURO TBA voucher (valid worldwide). DYRON is a European brand. Dyron offers a wide range of accessories, lenses and lights for underwater photo and video. Full range, high quality, high technology. Custom machined material. Made in France - Europe.

 

Seashell 2nd Prize: Choice of housing for iPhone 4, 5 or Samsung Galaxy. Seashell is a universal water proof camera case compatible with more than 1000 compact digital camera models from a few years back to the latest as well as iPhones 4 & 5. Seashell has obtained multiple international patents and worldwide registered trademarks. Seashell is also available in various beautiful crystal colors. Seashell is definitely a high quality product with good design that you would love.

 

Macro and Super Macro

Yap Pacific Resort 1st Prize: 4 night, 3 dive day package for TWO including breakfasts. Holiday at Yap Pacific Resort Micronesia's Best Dive Resort 2005 - 2012 continuously - where Adventure & Luxury meet! Small groups and high end service for the best holidays possible.

 

Seashell 2nd Prize: Choice of housing for iPhone 4, 5 or Samsung Galaxy. Seashell is a universal water proof camera case compatible with more than 1000 compact digital camera models from a few years back to the latest as well as iPhones 4 & 5. Seashell has obtained multiple international patents and worldwide registered trademarks. Seashell is also available in various beautiful crystal colors. Seashell is definitely a high quality product with good design that you would love.

 

 

 

Underwater Video Shootout Categories

Best of Show - from Video Shootout Category winners

SMY Ondina Liveaboard 1st Prize: SMY Ondina live aboard trip for one + buddy can join at 50% off The inner seas of Indonesia are home of the richest Marine Biodiversity in the world. SMY ONDINA, a romantic and modern wooden schooner, will take you where J.Y. Cousteau said it is probably 'The best diving in the world'. Komodo, Rajah Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay, Alor, Flores, Banda, Lembeh Strait ... and many more! We are devoted to diving, we are not a passenger boat that would take divers. Lets go diving!.

 

 

Ultra Short

Planula Divers Retreat Byron Bay 1st Prize: 2 nights + 4 dives at Planula Divers Retreat & Sundive for TWO. Dive Julian Rocks at Byron Bay with Planula and Sundive Byron Bay. Planula offers beautiful accommodation just over 3 km from the centre of Byron Bay at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. We offer diving & accommodation packages with a difference. Byron Bay - An Underwater Photographer's Paradise!

 

Aunoc Lights2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR dive light Aunoc Lights are the makers of high powered LED lights made to military quality standards – tested to 240 meters – ultraclear glass and long burn times.

 

 

 

Narrated

eScuba 1st Prize: Sherwood Amphos Air / Nitrox Wrist Computer Dive Watch. eScuba is the Australian distributor of Sherwood Scuba, Sealife, Akona, Spare Air and Dive Alert.

 

Sundive Byron Bay 2nd Prize: A$250 Sundive Byron Bay voucher. Welcome to the Sundive Byron Bay. Scuba Diving at the Julian Rocks in Byron Bay, Australia - An Underwater Photographer's Paradise!

 

 

Issues

Aunoc Lights1st Prize: aunoc 86W video light Aunoc Lights are the makers of high powered LED lights made to military quality standards – tested to 240 meters – ultraclear glass and long burn times.

 

Perth Scuba 2nd Prize: Perth Scuba - $200 voucher towards any stocked camera housing. Perth Scuba is Western Australia’s largest dive centre. With over 650 metres of retail floor space, 2 large modern air conditioned classrooms, Presentation Theatre, Buddy Lounge, Scuba Museum and dedicated Technical diving, Underwater Photography and Videography store, Perth Scuba is your one stop shop when it comes to Scuba Diving in Perth.

 

Creative

Byron Bay Dive Centre1st Prize: A$500 Byron Bay Dive Centre Voucher - Welcome to the Byron Bay Dive Centre. Dive and snorkel the Cape Byron Marine Park at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, one of Australia’s top ten dive sites.

 

Seashell 2nd Prize: Choice of housing for iPhone 4, 5 or Samsung Galaxy. Seashell is a universal water proof camera case compatible with more than 1000 compact digital camera models from a few years back to the latest as well as iPhones 4 & 5. Seashell has obtained multiple international patents and worldwide registered trademarks. Seashell is also available in various beautiful crystal colors. Seashell is definitely a high quality product with good design that you would love.

 

 

Mobile Phones

Fantasea 1st Prize: Fantasea F15 housing for Canon G15. Fantasea Line is an international company that is dedicated to developing, manufacturing and marketing creative and affordable products with a special focus on water-sports, diving and underwater photography equipment.

 

eScuba - Sealife 2nd Prize: Sealife mini II - eScuba is the Australian distributor of Sealife Cameras, the only truly expandable camera system that allows you to add accessories when you want.

 

 

 

 

 

Underwater Snapshot Participation Prizes

 

 

The below prizes are drawn from all festival participants. Each photo credit equals one chance in the draw, each video credit equals 2.5 chances. Every signed up participant has therefore at least 5 chances to win in this draw.

The idea behind this is that everyone is encouraged to help with the endevour to create the biggest underwater snapshot of the region. There is now no reason not to be part of this, just because you think you have no chance to win.

Register NOW!

 

Prizes

 

DAN Asia Pacific Prizes #1: DAN Asia Pacific 1 year membership. As a diver it's important to be prepared for unexpected diving accidents/illnesses. Being a member of the Divers Alert Network (DAN) means that wherever you live or dive around the world you have peace of mind knowing that DAN is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident/illness.

 

DAN Asia Pacific Prizes #2-5: DAN book - Deeper into Diving.

 

 

 

 

DAN Asia Pacific Prizes #6-9: DAN book packages - Decompression Illness, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries & The Emergency Handbook.