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Welcome to the 2012 Underwater Festival

Held annually, the 6th Underwater Festival™ 2012 (UF12) continues along the concept of the 2011 event. With the tagline 'The Australasia Challenge' it incorporates an Australasia-wide simultaneous photo and video shootout competition like no other with over U$100,000 in prizes.

UF12 features a shootout competition that happened simultaneous all over Australasia - 25 countries spanning both hemispheres - every dive you can imagine was a shootout locality, every dive centre, liveaboard, resort in the area can facilitate this new kind of shootout. You could dive your local favourite spots, go out with your dive club or shore dive with your buddy

Underwater Snapshot Map - Click

Hundreds of divers became part of this huge event and not unlike an underwater 'Earth Hour' help to highlight the underwater beauty but also the underwater issues of this fantastic bioregion and help to show the world what we've got to lose.

Submissions are now closed and judging has finished. Check out the Underwater Snapshot Map - currently showing the location and a thumbnail version of selected entries from around the region.

The top 100 images are now showcased in our top-100 gallery. Prize winners have now been announced too.

Please check out the Winning Photos and Winning Videos and you can see other entries from any of the photographers that have made it into the top100 by clicking on their name.