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

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DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

News - December 2006

November 2006
January 2007
News archive

Open Portfolio 2006 Results
Light and Water 2007 Photography Event
Alessandro Dodi
Our World Underwater Competition

DEEP Indonesia Competition

Members websites
NELOS u/w Festival
Belgrade International Film Festival
Beneath the Sea 2007 Competition

Open Portfolio Competition for the DIVE Magazine trophy

Congratulations to Steve Jones who won this year's Open Portfoliocompetition. Steve was presented with the DIVEMagazine trophyby News Editor Charlotte Boan and received a cheque for £100kindly donated by the magazine. There were a total of 24 portfolios submitted.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points
1 Steve Jones 41
2 Sam Bean 40
3 Alex Tattersall 37
4 Alex Mustard 35
5 Shannon Conway 34
6 Tony Baskeyfield 28

Winning Open Portfolio 2006 by Steve Jones. Photo: Peter Ladell
Charlotte Boan, News Editor at DIVE magazine presents the Open Portfoliio Trophy and a cheque for £100 to Steve Jones.

Light and Water 2007 Photography Event

The Light and Water 2007 Photography Event organised by Cameras Underwater Ltd in association with takes place on Saturday, 27th January 2007 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

Speakers already confirmed include:
Heather Angel (, a leading light in wildlife image making for over 20 years;

Mark Carwardine
(, co-author with Douglas Adams of "Last Chance To See";

Paul Kay (, an authority on the aquatic flora and fauna found in British waters; and

Louise Murray (, a photo-journalist renowned for working in extreme conditions!

Full details:

Alessandro Dodi

We are very sad to learn that the very talented Italian underwater photographer Alessandro Dodi has died while on a rebreather course in Italy's Lake Como.

According to Lino Chiumarulo, a close friend, Dodi made a dive using one unit, then swapped to another to descend again. The accompanying expert surfaced when he lost sight of Dodi and, having established that he had not surfaced, redescended to find him motionless on the bottom, his mouthpiece detached.

Dodi was a winner in Diver Magazine's Image 2003 photographic competition, taking four medals including gold in the Grand Master (Marine Life/People/Scenery Prints) category.

Dodi's website won the Best Artistic site award at the Antibes Festival in 2004.

Alessandro Dodi
Alessandro Dodi

Alessandro's Gold medal winning print
Dodi's Gold medal winning print

Dive Photo Guide /Our World Underwater

Celebrity judges Stephen Frink, Dr. Alexander Mustard, and Eric Cheng will select winners after the Jan 7, 2007 deadline. Winners will be announced on stage at the 2007 Our World-Underwater film festival in Chicago, Illinois (February 9-11, 2007).

Full details at

Our World Underwater Show Photo Competition

Deadline Jan 7, 2007

In association with the Our World-Underwater Show and have teamed up again in association with Our World Underwater to celebrate the beauty and delicacy of the marine environment with their 2nd annual international underwater photography and video competition. The competition aims to become the "Superbowl" of international underwater photo competitions - with fantastic prizes, celebrity judges and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the world's best.

The 1st Annual and
DEEP Indonesia Competition

Over $20,000 in prizes!

Deadline Jan 7, 2007

Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide have organized a second international competition in association with Indonesia's first Diving, Adventure Travel and Water sports expo, DEEP Indonesia

Photographers will compete in 7 categories to win premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in the world, photo equipment, dive gear and more! Dive packages include trips to Wakatobi, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bali, Palau, Philippines, Grand Cayman and the Red Sea!


The contest includes a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, and one specifically for Indonesian entrants.

To submit images, please read the general rules and DEEP Indonesia submission guidelines.

Further details

Trevor Rees' Home page

BSoUP members websites

An addition has been made to the links to BSoUP members websites - Trevor Rees

If you are a BSoUP member and there is no link to your website on the list please send your name and URL of your site to Gill McDonald.

Reminder: If your website is listed, please ensure that you include a link to the BSoUP website ( on your's.

BSoUP 40th Anniversary

BSoUP was founded in November 1967 by Colin Doeg and Peter Scoones (see The start of something big).

In late November/ early December 2007 we are intending to celebrate this landmark with a 40th Anniversary Dinner Party at a venue in London yet to be announced.

Please e-mail Brian Pitkin now if you would like to join BSoUP to mark this occasion, so that we can get some idea of the level of interest. Please include 'BSoUP 40th Anniversary' in the Subject of the e-mail.

As they become available, further details will be posted on this website and e-mailed to all respondents.

NELOS U/W Photo, Film and Video Festival

Closing date for the competition was 27 October.

The 18th bi-annual NELOS UW Photo, Film and Video Festival is scheduled to take place during the week end of December 2-3rd just south of Antwerp in Belgium.

Speakers include Alex Mustard, Christoph Gerigk, Linda Pitkin, Peter Scoones and many more special guests.

For further information visit


10 th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade

10th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade

Closing date for the competition was 15 November.

The 10th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro takes place from 8th to 11th December next.

Beneath the Sea 2007 - Worldwide Underwater Photo/Video Competition

Deadline December 31st, 2006

Beneath the Sea 2007 is pleased to invite Photographers and Videographers to enter its annual Worldwide Underwater Photo/video competition.

Underwater photographers will compete for the coveted David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography and a ten day trip for one on the M.V. Telita in Papua New Guinea

Underwater Videographers will compete for the distinguished Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video and a one week trip for two aboard the Caribbean Explorer II

Underwater Photographic Artists compete for the celebrated Jim Church award for excellence in creative underwater photography  and a trip for one aboard the S. M.Y Ondina in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

Beneath the Seas 2007

For contest rules and entry form visit Beneath the Sea at

The winners of the Beneath the Sea 2007 Worldwide Photo/Video Competition will be announced at the Saturday Film Festival the weekend of Beneath the Sea's Dive Ocean Adventure Exposition and travel Show, March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2007, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. In addition to the awards that the Grand Prize winners of each category will receive, there will be prizes for all First, Second, and Third place winners.

There is a contest hotline: (718) 409-0240. For more information about Beneath the Sea call 914.664.4310, e-mail or visit our web site www.

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