The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP)
Inspiring and informing underwater photographers since 1967

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BSoUP's Sponsors

Kungkungan Bay Resort

Winning Imaes by Paul Colley

Cameras Underwater - Sponsor of the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition 2015 - 2018 and BIUPC 2015 and 2016

Brtish Divers Marine Life Rescue - Sponsors of BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2017

Carpe Diem, Sponsors of BUIPC 2017


Diver Magazine - Sponsor of the Annual Beginners Portfolio Competition and the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition

DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

Spot New Website

The new BSoUP website is under development and we hope to have it live soon. In the meantime, technical issues with this website mean many parts of it are out of date. Note that the Programme page is now current and shows competition topics throughout the year and those speakers we have arranged so far. Please bear with us until we can present our fantastic new website to you all!

  • September -  In Focus - Underwater Excellence
  • September -  In Focus - Underwater Excellence
  • September -  In Focus - Underwater Excellence
  • September -  In Focus - Underwater Excellence
  • September -  In Focus - Underwater Excellence
  • September -  In Focus - Underwater Excellence

The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes all aspects of underwater photography. Whatever your level of experience or knowledge, we're here to guide you on your journey as an underwater photographer. About BSoUP

BSoUP welcomes photographers of all skill levels with any type of underwater camera system from compact camera to DSLR.

BSoUP's aim is to inspire and encourage underwater photographers and to help develop underwater photography in all aspects. It strives to help its members create great underwater images and to promote excellence in underwater photography.

BSoUP provides expert advice and encouragement through a network of experienced underwater photographers who help newcomers and others to develop through monthly meetings, news and our own magazine.

Spot Monthly Meetings

Since early 2020 and Covid restrictions we have been holding our monthly meetings online using GoToMeeting. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month. Joining instructions are sent to all members the week before in the monthly meeting bulletin. Time is set aside at the start and the end of each meeting for general chat and questions. The meetings begin at 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m.

If you are not yet a member of BSoUP please do consider signing up.

Details of our upcoming meetings can be found on the Programme page

Spot Magazine

Members receive BSoUP's magazine 'in focus', which is published two or three times a year. It contains articles and photos of places members have dived, tips and techniques, and news of events, meetings and competition winners.

Winter 2019-2020


Summer 2019

Winter 2018

Winter 2018-2019

Spot Competitions

We organise national and monthly members-only competitions. All members are notified in advance via e-mail of subject, guidelines and deadlines. See Programme

Spot Resources

Hundreds of galleries and dozens of slideshows of winning images, latest news and news archive, articles on underwater photography, equipment and dive sites, links to member's websites and other resources.

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