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Underwater Festival launches at Perth Scuba!

Perth Scuba and the Western Australian Underwater Photography Society last night launched the Underwater Festival Fringe Event!

Lee Johnson at Underwater Festival LaunchShooting has started! – become part of it.

It was a fantastic evening with Special Guest Underwater Photographer Shannon Conway showing us some inspiring images and giving us some great tips to take that winning shot! Tammy Gibbs, President of the Western Australian Underwater Photography Society (WAUPS) explained the rules and how to sign up, closing with Lee Johnson, Manager of Perth Scuba giving us a run down of the exciting speakers & specials we’ll be having over the course of the Underwater Festival. Plus there’s a fantastic array of underwater images shot by the members of the WAUPS in the Perth Scuba Presentation Theatre. The images will remain for the whole Underwater Festival so come on down and check them out!

Most importantly – if you are signed up or are still considering – set your cameras to 2017 NOW, so you don’t forget (date and time remains the same). From Friday the 2nd for 10 days, 100s of divers from around the world will submerge to help to create the 1st Underwater Snapshot of Australasia. Guest Speaker Shannon Conway & WAUPS President Tammy Gibbs

You have 10 days to capture underwater australasia wherever you are between the 2nd and the 11th of September – the $150,000 prize pool is to our knowledge the biggest ever for any underwater photo competition in the world. If you haven’t bought your entry credits yet – NOW is a good time, check out the list of prizes

In addition to the very amazing prizes for best photos and videos we also have a huge set of  Underwater Snapshot Participation Prizes  that will be drawn amongst all entrants irrespective of their shootout entry submissions. This is to encourage wide participation in the Underwater Snapshot without the ‘I won’t enter because I’m not good enough’ fear.

Plus Perth Scuba and the Western Australian Underwater Photography Society will be having our own competition with heaps of cool prizes, including; Subgear Bonaire Regulator, Scubapro Sea Wing Nova Fins, Scubapro Nova Dive Torch, Allways Dive Travel Vouchers, loads of PADI goodies, Scubapro T-Shirts, Enriched Air Nitrox Course plus Nitrox fill card AND an IST Sojourn BCD!!! We’d like to thank our Prize Sponsors for their kind donations: Allways Dive Expeditions, PADI and Scubapro Uwatec. How do you enter the Perth Scuba & WAUPS competition? Well, it’s FREE to enter, all you need do is send your entries to [email protected] before Sunday 11th September 6pm. Your entries will be judged on the final night of the Underwater Festival at our closing event to be held at Perth Scuba’s Presentation Theatre Sunday 11 Sept 6pm.

For more information on the Perth Scuba and Western Australian Underwater Photography Society events being held click here.

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