Blue Dolphin of Malta 2002
International Underwater Photographic Competition
The Blue Dolphin of Malta International Underwater
Photographic Competition is back with a splash! Once again the
Federation of Underwater Activities (F.U.A.M.) is organising this
highly prestigious event in the Maltese Islands. This 10th Edition of
Blue Dolphin is being held from the 12th - 17th November 2002.
Competitors and their models, judges and journalists from various
countries, are meeting to respectively share and exchange, the
pleasures and knowledge of capturing the beauty and wonders of the
Mediterranean Sea. All will once again dive into Malta's clear blue
waters and shoot on film - to capture not to kill - the beauty,
colour and grace of the blue!
The first edition of Blue Dolphin of Malta was held
back in 1987, in occasion of a very special event; namely the hosting
of the 'Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques' (CMAS)
World Congress in Malta. This was the very first time for Malta
(founder member in 1955) to receive such an honour. Competitors came
from 42 different countries participated and the winner was Mr John
Christopher Fine, a journalist from New York.
Previous winners were:
1988 Graziella Ricino (Italy)
1989 Marc De Batty (France)
1990 Andre Ruoppolo (France)
1991 Dennis Barrranger (France)
1992 Marc De Batty (France)
1993 Chris Borg Cardona (Malta)
1994 Settimo Cipriano (Italy)
1995 Michel Pakiela (France)
The Blue Dolphin of Malta became, and still is a
very important and renowned event throughout the international diving
community. Every edition has been graced by the presence of
internationally known personalities like the late Jacques Mayol,
Peter Scoones, Pelizzari, Pipin and many others. This year will not
be an exception.
The Blue Dolphin of Malta is an excellent
opportunity to discover the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and the
marine environment in general. The waters around the Maltese islands
are famous for their clear waters, cave and wreck diving.
Each competitor will compete over two days (six hours), to present a
set of three slides. The slides must include one macro or close up
(all subjects except fish), one fish (macro or close up) and one
Furthermore a Disposable Camera competition is
being included for the first time to attract more divers to this
speciality and encourage them to discover underwater photography.
Journalists from various countries will be
attending the event. Prestigious guests will be here to judge the
competitors. Various slide shows and presentations, pleasure dives
and cultural excursions will also be included during the event.
The 10th Blue Dolphin of Malta International
Underwater Photographic Competition is organised by FUAM in
collaboration with Malta Tourism Authority (MTA), our official
carrier Air Malta and the Malta Maritime Authority (MMA). Many thanks
to all the other sponsors and other partners; without them there will
be no Blue Dolphin of Malta.
For further information please visit our website
www.fuam.org or contact FUAM on
firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.
00356 99424275 or fax 00356 21244622
BLUE DOLPHIN OF MALTA - PAST
1989 by Debbie
1990 by David
1993 by Greg