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Winning Photos

Best of Show - Photo

Machafushi Wreck
Machafushi Wreck by Qingran Meng

Heron Island Resort 1st Prize: 5 day dive holiday for TWO at Heron Island Resort includes transfers, accommodation and diving - Heron Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef is the only Great Barrier Reef Resort located on a true coral cay. Meaning, you are quite literally surrounded by the reef, you can swim right from the beach to an endless garden of coral teeming with marine life.


Behaviour - Winner

Territorial Dispute
Territorial Dispute by Qingran Meng

Perth Scuba 1st Prize: Perth Scuba - Nauticam EVIL Camera Housing. Perth Scuba is Western Australia’s largest dive centre. With over 650 metres of retail floor space, 2 large modern air conditioned classrooms, Presentation Theatre, Buddy Lounge, Scuba Museum and dedicated Technical diving, Underwater Photography and Videography store, Perth Scuba is your one stop shop when it comes to Scuba Diving in Perth.


Behaviour - Second

Best Enemies
Best Enemies by Barb Makohin

Byron Bay Dive Centre2nd Prize: A$500 Byron Bay Dive Centre Voucher - Welcome to the Byron Bay Dive Centre. Dive and snorkel the Cape Byron Marine Park at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, one of Australia’s top ten dive sites.


Sex - Winner

Mating bobtail squid
Mating bobtail squid by Byron Fowles

eScuba - Atomic Aquatics Australia 1st Prize: Atomic COBALT Diving Computer - eScuba is the Australian distributor of Atomic Aquatics, a brand with a reputation for diving equipment of the highest caliber.


Sex - Second

Affectionate Mother
Affectionate Mother by Jorgen Rasmussen

Sundive Byron Bay 2nd Prize: A$250 Sundive Byron Bay voucher. Welcome to the Sundive Byron Bay. Scuba Diving at the Julian Rocks in Byron Bay, Australia - An Underwater Photographer's Paradise!


Temperate Waters - Winners

We're not all Red
We're not all Red by Brad Pryde

Mares 1st Prize: MARES Dive computer ICON HD - Mares has become a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of state-of-the-art diving equipment, and continually sets new industry standards.


Temperate Waters - Second

I See You
I See You by Johnny Gaskell

Newcastle Dive Centre 2nd Prize: A$500 Newcastle Dive Centre Voucher Newcastle Dive Centre is a PADI Dive and Oceanic Scuba Centre conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle with ample parking. Dive the HMAS Adelaide with us.


Coral Triangle - Winner

Schooling Batfish
Schooling Batfish by Hilary Van Eldik

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions 1st Prize: 4-night shark expedition with Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions - Discover Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions aboard the "Princess II" for the worlds ultimate shark adventure. Tours depart Port Lincoln in South Australia out to the famous Neptune Islands, which continues to be the very best place in the world to see and photograph Great White Sharks.


Coral Triangle - Second

Confetti Fish
Confetti Fish by Jerry Arriaga

Aunoc Lights2nd Prize: aunoc 4TEN dive light Aunoc Lights are the makers of high powered LED lights made to military quality standards – tested to 240 meters – ultraclear glass and long burn times.


Freshwater - Winner

Snorkeller reflects in the Little Mulgrave River
Snorkeller reflects in the Little Mulgrave River by Bob Halstead

Olympus 1st Prize: Olympus camera / TG-1 Diving Bundle - Olympus offers a range of Digital SLR, Pen Camera, Zuiko Digital lenses, Digital Compact Camera and Underwater housing that will suit all your photographic needs.


Freshwater - Second

Into the dark
Into the dark by Liz Rogers

eScuba - Atomic Aquatics Australia 2nd Prize: Atomic premium Fin Mask Snorkel Pack - eScuba is the Australian distributor of Atomic Aquatics, a brand with a reputation for diving equipment of the highest caliber.


Issues - Winner

Ghost Net Victim
Ghost Net Victim by Jan Anthony Acosta

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions1st Prize: 3 day - Fly Dive Cod Hole Expedition for ONE - Since 1969 Mike Ball has been setting standards in the Australian dive industry with exceptional liveaboard expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.


Issues - Second

Warning: Choke Hazard!
Warning: Choke Hazard! by Richard Smith

Byron Bay Dive Centre2nd Prize: A$500 Byron Bay Dive Centre Voucher - Welcome to the Byron Bay Dive Centre. Dive and snorkel the Cape Byron Marine Park at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, one of Australia’s top ten dive sites.


Nudis - Winner

Flabelina
Flabelina by Jan Anthony Acosta

Siladen Resort & Spa1st Prize: Siladen Resort & Spa - 4 day dive holiday - Siladen Resort & Spa from Manado in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Discover Bunaken National Park from this eco-friendly 4-star boutique socially responsible resort.


Nudis - Second

A Flaming Nudi
A Flaming Nudi by Qingran Meng

Dyron Photo & Video 2nd Prize: Dyron Photo & Video - EURO 300 voucher (valid worldwide). DYRON is a European brand. Dyron offers a wide range of accessories, lenses and lights for underwater photo and video. Full range, high quality, high technology. Custom machined material. Made in France - Europe.


The Neville Coleman Award - Winner

Tiger Shrimp
Tiger Shrimp by Samuel Van Eldik

Redmap 1st Prize: Redmap - $500 CASH prize. Redmap (Range Extension Database and Mapping project) allows divers to report species that are observed outside their usual or known distribution range via an interactive website. Information collected can act as an early indication of how the distribution of our species is changing as our coastal waters warm, using citizen science to help track this on a national scale. A successful pilot project has been running in Tasmania for the last two years and now Redmap is launching nationally in October 2012! In the spirit of Redmap, we are sponsoring a $500 cash prize for ‘The Neville Coleman Award’ for the most interesting critter find!


The Neville Coleman Award - Second

Bee of the Sea
Bee of the Sea by Tony Cherbas

Sundive Byron Bay 2nd Prize: A$250 Sundive Byron Bay voucher. Welcome to the Sundive Byron Bay. Scuba Diving at the Julian Rocks in Byron Bay, Australia - An Underwater Photographer's Paradise!


Sharks - Winner

"A Sharky Grin"
"A Sharky Grin" by Paul Rudder

South West Rocks Dive Centre 1st Prize: 2 night/4 dive package for TWO with South West Rocks Dive Centre South West Rocks Dive Centre offers Australia's best ocean cave dive, voted among the top ten dive sites in Australia. Fish Rock is located just over two kilometres off Smoky Cape at South West Rocks on the New South Wales Mid North Coast.


Sharks - Second

Grey Nurse
Grey Nurse by Mark Gray

Newcastle Dive Centre 2nd Prize: Oceanic gift hamper Newcastle Dive Centre is a PADI Dive and Oceanic Scuba Centre conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle with ample parking. Dive the HMAS Adelaide with us.


Big Stuff - Winner

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) by Steffen Binke

Fish 1st prize: 7 nights and 5 diving days with Fish'n Fins for one person Fish 'n Fins, the pioneer dive shop in Palau, is a PADI 5 stars resort. Offering all courses, as well as technical diving support. fully equiped photo shop. Best dive boats in Palau. Best dive/ hotel packages. Local and international dive guides.


Big Stuff - Second

Gridlock
Gridlock by Brian Heagney

Aunoc Lights2nd Prize: aunoc 4TEN dive light Aunoc Lights are the makers of high powered LED lights made to military quality standards – tested to 240 meters – ultraclear glass and long burn times.


Humans - Winner

Cave Freediving
Cave Freediving by Jorgen Rasmussen

Ikelite Ikelite video or photo housing of choice (includes one standard port for dSLR housings) Ikelite manufactures a diverse line of underwater photographic equipment that ranges from housings for simple point-and-shoot cameras to exotic housings for slr and video cameras, famous for the design and manufacture of sophisticated electronic flash units and mounts.


Humans - Second

Host and Visitor
Host and Visitor by Qingran Meng

Sundive Byron Bay 2nd Prize: A$250 Sundive Byron Bay voucher. Welcome to the Sundive Byron Bay. Scuba Diving at the Julian Rocks in Byron Bay, Australia - An Underwater Photographer's Paradise!


Wrecks - Winner

Machafushi Wreck
Machafushi Wreck by Qingran Meng

Newcastle Dive Centre 1st Prize: A$1,000 Newcastle Dive Centre Voucher Newcastle Dive Centre is a PADI Dive and Oceanic Scuba Centre conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle with ample parking. Dive the HMAS Adelaide with us.


Wrecks - Second

Cara at the Deep Pete
Cara at the Deep Pete by Dorian Borcherds

eScuba - Atomic Aquatics Australia 2nd Prize: Atomic premium Fin Mask Snorkel Pack - eScuba is the Australian distributor of Atomic Aquatics, a brand with a reputation for diving equipment of the highest caliber.


Over-Under - Winner

Dark Waters
Dark Waters by Dieter Kudler

Mares 1st Prize: MARES Hybrid MRS+ BCD - Mares has become a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of state-of-the-art diving equipment, and continually sets new industry standards.


Over-Under - Second

Taka on the GBR
Taka on the GBR by Bob Halstead

Sundive Byron Bay 2nd Prize: A$250 Sundive Byron Bay voucher. Welcome to the Sundive Byron Bay. Scuba Diving at the Julian Rocks in Byron Bay, Australia - An Underwater Photographer's Paradise!


Macro and Super Macro - Winner

Squid at Night
Squid at Night by Tony Cherbas

Tasik Ria Resort1st Prize: Tasik Ria - 8 day/7 nights dive holiday - Tasik Ria Dive Resort from Manado in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Great diving at the reefs of Bunaken National Park with one of the longest established operators in the area.


Macro and Super Macro - Second

Green Eyes
Green Eyes by Julie Ann Terrado-Acosta

Aunoc Lights2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR dive light Aunoc Lights are the makers of high powered LED lights made to military quality standards – tested to 240 meters – ultraclear glass and long burn times.