Travel events

Jim Breakell Tahiti talk at Dive Show, Oct 12/13 2002

In September Jim Breakell of Scuba Safaris went on a fact finding trip to the Pacific.

First off he went to Ryrutu for for a few days humpback whale watching, then a week on the inaugural trip of the Tahiti Aggressor and then on to Bora Bora (what a hard life he has!)

He will be giving an illustrated talk about his trip at the Dive Show in Birmingham on October 12/13th 2002.

For more information contact Scuba Safaris, PO Box 8, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7ZS. Tel 01342 851196.

www.scuba-safaris.com

John Boyle video trip May 2003

John Boyle will be hosting a video diving trip from Bali to Komodo on Kararu next year. The dates are May 12-19 and May 21-June 1 2003.

The first is a 7 night and the second an eleven night package

Apart from being an intriguing area to dive, John will be giving illustrated talks and film shows in the evenings, and will also be offering help and advice either in workshops or informally to anyone else who is working with underwater video.

There is an extra bonus as the boat has just installed a new computer with video editing functions, an 80gb hard-drive, 1.7mhz processor, cd, burner etc that will be available to anyone who wants to do some on-board editing.

The boat is gorgeous, the diving should be great, the entertainment should be good! - and there are of course the dragons!

For further information contact John at www.sharkbayfilms.com or travel agents Divequest at www.divequest.co.uk

INVITATION

Visit Divequest at the Antibes Film Festival and get a free glass of wine!

Divequest, the UK specialist dive travel agents, are exhibiting at the Antibes Film

Festival from 30th October until 3rd November and they will have full details of all the exciting destinations they offer. Visit their stand and say you saw the invitation in UwP and you will get a free glass of wine! Offer limited to one glass per person and you must bring a print of this invitation.

Beneath the Sea 2003

Beneath the Sea 2003 proudly announces its 27th Annual photo/video competition

Win the coveted David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography, or the equally distinguished Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video.

In addition to the David Doubilet Award for excellence in underwater photography, the winning photographer will also win a week of living and diving for one aboard Peter Hughes' Star Dancer in Palau, Micronesia.

The winning underwater videographer will win, in addition to the Stan Waterman Award for excellence in underwater videography, a week of diving for two aboard the Nimrod Explorer in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Come one . Come all . to the Beneath the Sea 2003 Photo/ Video Competition. The contest deadline is December 31st, 2002. For contest rules and entry blank visit Beneath the Sea at their Internet site: http:// www.BeneaththeSea.org/ There you can see the images of previous winners, get a set of rule and regulations, and download an application form.

The winners of the photo/ video contest will be announced at Beneath The Sea's Film Festival , March 28, 29, 30, 2003, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

There is a contest hotline: (718) 409-0240

www.BeneaththeSea.org

Blue Dolphin Of Malta Is Back !

After an absence of six years, the prestigious Blue Dolphin of Malta International underwater photographic competition is back with a splash. This 10th Edition of Blue Dolphin is being held from the12th to 17 th November 2002.

Competitors and their models, judges and journalists from various countries, are meeting to respectively share and exchange, the pleasures and knowledge of capturing the beauty and wonders of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition this year, for the beginners in this speciality there will be a Disposable Camera Underwater Photographic competition.

The Blue Dolphin of Malta first made its appearance during the CMAS General Assembly in November 1987. In this first edition, the top awards were won by photographers of international fame in the world of underwater photography. Mr John C Fine obtained first place, and was followed by Mr M Sato (Japan). Third place was won by Mr B Hewitt (UK). During the nine previous editions various diving personalities of the likes of Peter Scoones, Mark Webster, Frederic Di Meglio, the late Jacques Mayol and many others attended this photographic competition.

The 10th Blue Dolphin Of Malta is being organised by FUAM in collaboration with Malta Tourism Authority, our official carrier Air Malta and the Malta Maritime Authority.

Email: [email protected] Website: www.fuam.org

Coral Reef Alliance 2004 Calendar Photo contest

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) announces its 2004 Calendar Photo Contest.

The deadline for entries is November 15, 2002. Why so soon? CORAL plans to market and distribute the 2004 calendar to a very wide audience including bookstores. Production dates have been moved up so that the marketing timetable can be met. For contest rules and entry instructions, contact: The Coral Reef Alliance, Branch Office 1708 Catalpa Rd. Carlsbad, CA 92009 email [email protected]

http://www.coral.org/

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Andy Belcher workshop

Poor Knights, New Zealand May 2003

Andy Belcher, award winning underwater photographer, has agreed to run an underwater photography workshop for First Light Travel in May 2003. You'll spend six full days with Andy diving and photographing the cliffs, archways, pinnacles and drop-offs surrounding the beautiful Poor Knights Islands, Northland, New Zealand

The 7-day programme includes daily diving with Andy and a team of instructors on a purpose built dive boat to practice what you've learned.

And to ensure you get the most from your diving group size will be limited to no more than five divers. Through a combination of land-based workshops and a scheduled diving program there will be plenty of opportunities to perfect your new skills.

Read more about Andy's amazing photography, career and numerous awards on his website - www.andybelcher.com. And booking details www.firstlighttravel.com

Wrecks On Line Photo Competition

The second edition of Wrecks On Line, the only Underwater Photo Digital Contest is "on air".

Everyone can participate and send digital underwater pictures to our photo contest. Since we are wreck divers, subject has to be a wreck.

Entry is free, the judging panel will be international as in the first edition and your pictures will be seen all over the world.

You can send up to 20 pictures but only the best overall 50 will go for thefinal.

Go to

www.wrecksonline.com

for more information.

What links these sites?

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