AUSTRALASIA Underwater Photo Competition 2014

Featuring images captured EXCLUSIVELY in the Asia-Pacific Region

Brought to you by Scuba Diver AUSTRALASIA and ADEX China (IUST)

In honour of the first annual ADEX China in Shanghai, underwater3some is relaunching the internationally renowned Through The Lens International Underwater Photography Competition.  ADEX China, the International Underwater Sports and Travel Expo (IUST), is the world’s first expo that brings together all the major underwater sports with the destinations that play host to them, and the operators that can get you there.

AUSTRALASIA Underwater is about celebrating images taken in Asia-Pacific. With five exciting categories, incredible prizes to be won, and a high-profile exhibition of 25 shortlisted images at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) from June 6 to 8, 2014, this competition is not to be missed.

AUSTRALASIA Underwater will reach its climax at ADEX China in September when the winners will be announced at a LIVE JUDGING event, featuring a panel of world-renowned members of the underwater photography community providing invaluable insights on what they look for in a winning picture. Incredible prizes will be awarded to the winner and one runner-up in each category.

Category: The People's Choice

AUSTRALASIA Underwater will also include a People’s Choice Award. Right up until the end of the live judging, the public can vote online for their favourite shortlisted image. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will also receive one of our coveted prizes.

The People's Choice Award will walk away with one MARES HD computer and one set of Force Fins.

You can vote online for your favourite shortlisted image, until the winners are announced!

Category: Macro

For lovers of small critters and big lenses, we are looking for the images that bring Asia-Pacific’s aquatic environments up-close and personal.

4D/3N with six local dives and one night dive  at Cocotinos Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia
One MARES Matrix computer
One year’s Membership and Master Plan Insurance with DAN Asia Pacific


Hide and Seek - Indonesia

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Ghost Pipefish of the Future - Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Pink, Komodo - Indonesia

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Sheep Eat Grass - Bali, Indonesia

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Triplet, Sulawesi - Indonesia

Category: Wide-Angle

Asia Pacific is home to some of the world’s most charismatic fauna and some stunning underwater vistas. We are looking for the wide-angle shots that reveal them in all their glory.

5D/4N with nine dives at Tasik Ria, Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia
One MARES Matrix computer
One year’s Membership and Master Plan Insurance with DAN Asia Pacific

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Turtle 3 - Sipadan, Borneo

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Big Mouth - Raja Ampat, Indonesia

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Jacks and Diver - Anilao, Philippines

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Diver and Jacks - Bali, Indonesia

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Humpback Whale - Tonga

Category: Compact Camera

Your rig may be small, but your ambitions need not be. Today’s technology makes it possible to use compact cameras to capture world-class images, and we want to see what compact users can do with Asia-Pacific’s rich subject matter.

4D/3N, six day dives and one night dive at Cocotinos Sekotong, Lombok, Indonesia
One MARES MATRIX computer
One year’s Membership and Master Plan Insurance with DAN Asia-Pacific 

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Thysanostoma thysanura - Bali, Indonesia

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Donut Nudi 1 - Bali, Indonesia

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Bring in the Trumpet - Brunei

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Royal Jelly - Mactan, Philippines


Nudi - Bali, Indonesia

Category: Conservation Photography

Photography is a powerful tool in the fight to protect our fragile aquatic ecosystems. Successful conservation photographs can be shocking or heartwarming, hopeful or horrific. Photos submitted to this category should reveal environmental issues facing Asia-Pacific’s oceans.

4D/3N and six dives at the Siladen Resort and Spa, Sulawesi, Indonesia
One MARES MATRIX computer
​One year’s Membership and Master Plan Insurance with DAN Asia-Pacific 

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Plastic Coral - Christmas Island

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Coral Reef Restoration Project - Bali, Indonesia

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The Last Fly - Taiwan

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White's Seahorse - Sydney, Australia

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Feeding - Oslob, Philippines

DAN ASIA-PACIFIC Membership and Insurance 

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to help sick and injured divers worldwide and improve diving safety. DAN Asia-Pacific is giving each winner one year’s Membership*, which provides up to US$150,000 Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage, PLUS they are throwing in their Master Plan Dive Injury Insurance, that covers you for treatment costs (hyperbaric chamber, hospital) associated with a covered diving accident/illness - a package  worth US$130! For more information on DAN Asia-Pacific visit www.danap.org 

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