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BSoUP's Sponsors

Carpe Diem, Sponsors of BUIPC 2017


Mike's No 1 Dive Cameras

O'Three - Sponsor of the BIUPC 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Underwater World Stony Cove

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

DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

Scuba Travel

Kungkungan Bay Resort

Cameras Underwater - Sponsor of the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition 2015 - 2017 and BIUPC 2015 and 2016

Deadly Oceans

Doug Allan - Freeze Frame

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

BSoUP Meeting - November 2012

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Dan Bolt's winning image at the Splash-In 2011
Dan Bolt's winning image at the Splash-In 201

BSoUP - Next Meeting

The next BSoUP Meeting takes place on Wednesday, 17th October at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at the usual venue, the Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London (see directions and maps).

Natural Light by Brian Pitkin

Brian joined BSoUP is the early 1980's and was the first editor of the Society's Newsletter 'in focus', launched in 1983', and now BSoUP's Magazine. He served for 12 years as Chairman before stepping down and taking on the role of President. He has judged international competitions in many parts of the world and even won the odd competition at home. He is currently the webmaster for BSoUP's website.

Best of British Portfolio Competition

The competition is now closed. Members may view all of the entries at, but you will be asked to login if you have not done so this session.


Seal by Joss Woolf
Seal by Joss Woolf
Overall Winner

BSoUP/ DIVER Print Competition 2012 Results

Congratulations to Joss Woolf who was the overall winner of this year's Print Competition with a fantastic shot of a seal taken off Lundy Is. Joss' image was selected unanimously by the panel of juges comprising Nigel Eaton, Michael Aw and Martin Edge at DIVE 2012 at the NEC Birmingham where 80 of the submitted prints were displayed in the Photozone.

Last night at the Awards ceremony Joss was presented with a trophy and a voucher for the Grand Prize of 1 free place including flights, transfers, 7 nights full board in Madyafa Guest House at Marsa Nakari and 5 days unlimited diving courtesy of Oonasdivers.

Rob White and Rob Bailey were runner-up and highly commended respectively.

The four main competition categories were judged by the visiting public. Over 1,000 voting slips were completed. Saeed Rashid, Caroline Robertson-Brown, Pash Baker, Alex Tattersall, Trevor Rees, Eleonora Manca, and Sue Daly proved to be the top prints in the public's opinion. Saeed, Pash, Trevor and Elonora were present to receive their awards.

Ali Plummer from The Wildlife Trusts selected prints of native wildlife which had been submitted by Atanas Petrov, Trevor Rees, Saeed Rashid and Sue Daly in the two British & Irish categories to use in their campaigns.

To see all the winning images please visit Print Competition Results 2012.

Red-legged crab by Rob White
Red-legged crab by Rob White

Bumphead Parrotfish by Rob Bailey
Bumphead Parrotfish by Rob Bailey
Highly Commended

BSoUP thanks Oonasdivers, Diver Magazine, Cameras Underwater, Mike's Dive Store, Ocean Leisure Cameras, Wiley Nautical, Photec and The Wildlife Trusts for sponsoring the annual competition.

BSoUP is also grateful to members Rob and Paula Bailey, Richard Boutcher, Pash Baker, Martin Davies, Mark Feldman, Anthony Holley, Jo Horrocks, Pete Ladell, Keith Lyall, Jan and Mike Maloney, Alison Mayor, Brian and Linda Pitkin, Trevor Rees, Ruth Sharratt, Alan Smith, Dave Smith, Martha Tressler, Rob White and Joss Woolf for encouraging the public to vote at the Dive Show and Paul Morgan and Martin Davies for their help before the event.

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