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Underwater Festival 2011

Held annually, the 5th Underwater Festival™ 2011 (UF11) will be the biggest one yet. With the tagline ‘The Australasia Challenge’ it incorporated an Australasia-wide simultaneous photo and video shootout competition like no other with nearly U$150,000 in prizes.The Underwater Festival Fringe Event

UF11 will featured a shootout competition that happens simultaneous all over Australasia – 25 countries spanning both hemispheres – every dive you can imagine will be a shootout locality, every dive centre, liveaboard, resort in the area will facilitate this new kind of shootout. Many chose to dive their local favourite spots, go out with their dive club or shore dive with their buddy.

Many divers became part of this huge event and not unlike an underwater ‘Earth Hour’ helped to highlight the underwater beauty but also the underwater issues of this fantastic bioregion and help to show the world what we’ve got to lose.

We had 10 days to shoot – from the 2nd to the 11th of September 2011.

The Western Australian Underwater Photographic Society, proudly supported by Perth Scuba was one of dozens of Underwater Festival Fringe Events that  were planned all over Australasia during the 10-day shootout period. During the festival Perth Scuba was home to WAUPS informative seminars, free underwater photography equipment trials, discounted PADI Digital Underwater Photography courses and of course plenty of diving.

The top 100 images will be showcased at the new Australian Dive & Travel Expo ODEX in Brisbane on the second weekend in October 2011. A whole hall will be devoted to the Festival and seminars as well as the Underwater Festival Awards will be held during the 3 days of ODEX 2011.

Perth Scuba and the Western Australian Underwater Photography Society ran their own Western Australian competition. Everyone was free to enter the local competition with the same rules as the Underwater Festival, but with the added condition the photographs were taken in Western Australian waters. Only we could understand the very difficult conditions encountered in WA for the 10 days of the festival… Weather was perfect the week before and week after the festival – just not for the festival itself! That said, we received some amazing underwater images from our WA crew! Scroll down to see all the underwater photo entries we received all taken in Western Australia with the winners following.

The Entries of the WA Underwater Photography Competition 2011

Thank you to all participants to the Underwater Festival Fringe Event Photography Competition. We were very impressed by the levels of entries this year and it was a real joy to judge them all – and see all the amazing critters the crew had seen in the water!

The Winners of the WA Underwater Photography Competition 2011 – CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Thank you to all of our prize sponsors for this year’s Underwater Festival Fringe Event 2011:







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