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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


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DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

News - September 2019

August 2019
News Archive

Underwater Excellence
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo & Video Magazine
Underwater Photography Magazine
DIVE 2019

Other News Sources
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Underwater Excellence - Results


1st - Mark Drayton

Congratulations to Mark Drayton who came first in the Underwater Excellence competition with his portfolio of 3 images of a reef scene, batfish and a seahorse.

Congratulations also to Nick More and Kirsty Andrews who came second and third respectively.

There were a total of 17 entries. The competition was judged by Martyn Guess.

The top six:-

Position Photographer
1 Mark Drayton
2 Nick More
3 Kirsty Andrews
4 Nur Tucker
5 Cathy Holmes
6 Chris Bannister
Commended David Alpert

1st - Mark Drayton

1st - Mark Drayton

The top 6 can be seen in the Gallery. After logging in, BSoUP members can view the full results and feedback here.

Next month's Competition is Best of British. The competition will open shortly.

Please submit your images at 1400 pixels wide (landscape) or 1050 pixels tall(portrait) at 72ppi and at a size less than 1M. Please indicate what your subjects is, where it was taken and what camera system you used.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Congratulations to Alex Mustard who was the winner of the Black and White Cateory in this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

A shoal of bigeye fish in the Red Sea. Their circling behaviour is a dating exercise prior to pairing up, though it also deters predators.

Photographers and Videographers Magazine

The new World Shootout Magazine brings you the best in underwater photography, but you may not yet have heard of some of the contributors. That’s because the annual World Shootout Competition encourages those who demonstrate great promise and creative vision; photographic artists who may not be well known but are ready to step into the spotlight and play the important role of delivering the magic. They tell their stories.
Enjoy the first edition

Underwater Photography Magazine

Issue UwP110 is now available for downloading at

It's FREE to download :-) and, at 68 pages, it's another bumper issue.

DIVE 2018

DIVE 2019 - 26/27 October

THE MOVE INTO Hall 1 at the NEC for last year’s Dive Show proved popular with both exhibitors and the 15,000-plus visitors who turned up over two days for the premiere event in the UK diving calendar.

Impressive internal and external enhancements to the nation’s top events venue were also extremely well received, and Hall 1’s location just inside the NEC (Birmingham) Main Entrance was a welcome bonus.

So with the NEC in greater demand than ever from organisers large and small wishing to enjoy the best profile for their events, the Dive Show is delighted to have secured prime weekend dates of 26/27 October for DIVE 2019.


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