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Join the “Australasia Challenge” – at the 5th Underwater Festival 2011 

Over A$ 100 000 worth of prizes to be won!

What: Go diving and take pictures
When: 2-11 Sep 2011
Where: Anywhere in over 20 Australasian countries or at one of the designated “fringe” events

The Underwater Festival 2011 will be the biggest one yet. It will be lots of fun and activities. Many dive operators are offering special “Underwater Festival Fringe Events” anything from photography workshops with Photo & Video Pros to photo shootout competitions, is available!

Fringe Events announced so far:

Heron Island Dive Festival 2011

Christmas Island & Cocos Keeling Islands, Indean Ocean
Underwater Photography Workshops with Underwater Festival judges Stephen Wong www.stephenwong.com/ & Takako Uno www.takakouno.com/.

Ribbon Reefs, Coral Sea, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
Workshops with Photo Pro with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions on 2 liveaboard departures between 2 and 11 September 2011

Julian Rocks, Byron Bay Dive Centre, Byron Bay
Photo clinics with acclaimed compact camera guru, Lawrence Alex Wu with Byron Bay Dive Centre – details to be announced soon.

Great Victorian Nudi Hunt with Dragon Mouse Diving
Dragon Mouse Diving offers photographic and identification guided underwater tours for Certified Divers.

Matava Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji
Underwater Photography Workshop with Underwater Festival regular Mathieu Meur at MATAVA – Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort on Kadavu Island.
Gangga Island Resort, Manado, North Sulawesi
The 2011 Gangga Shootout is an official Fringe Event of the 2011 Underwater Festival. 

KunkunganBay Resort, Lembeh & Tasik Ria Resort, Manado, North Sulawesi
A fantastic combo of diving at the reefs of Bunaken National Park and the critters of Lembeh Strait with two of the longest established operators in the area.

Arenui, 11 night Liveaboard Cruise, Komodo, Indonesia
Underwater Photography Workshop with underwater photography legend and Violinist William Tan on a 11-day cruise on The Arenui to the Komodo islands. The Arenui is a magnificent wooden vessel that raised its anchors in June 2008 to explore the majestic underwater world of Indonesian archipelago.

Ark Royal, 10 night Liveaboard Cruise, Maldives
Underwater Photography Workshop with underwater photography legend and Underwater Festival judge Michael Aw on a 10-day cruise on the Ark Royal to the Maldives. The Ark Royal is a 115-feet luxury cruiser traversing the crystalline waters of the Maldives.
Fish’n Fins, Palau
Diversity Fiesta at Fish ‘n Fins in Palau. Diversity Fiesta celebrates the unique combination of great diving during the day and gourmet cuisine and wine at night! Located in the western pacific and under Japanese rule for decades, combined with culinary influence from Philippines, USA, Malaysia and Indonesia, Palau’s cuisine is a truly Pacific fusion of sea food, fresh fruits and vegetables and spices.
ABWonderdive, Puerto Galera, Philippines
Vava’u, Tonga
Humpback Whale Swim Fringe Event with big animal underwater photography guru Tony Wu in Tonga.
YAP, Micronesia
Mantaray Bay Hotel & Yap Diver, Yap
Manta Fest with Tim Rock and others in Yap, the premiere dedicated dive resort on the island of Yap in Micronesia, designed by divers and built for divers. Photo & Video Pros • Seminars • Photo Contest • Daily Presentations. 

If you want to take part in any of the shootouts please send us an email!

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