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Winning Photos

Best of Show - Photo

Sipit sipit
Sipit sipit by Tet Lara

Dive Damai Trip for TWO on the Damai or the Damai II (to be launched in September 2011) - Dive Damai from an Indonesian word meaning "peaceful" and perfectly reflects their vision, providing tranquility above the water while avoiding crowds down below. Dive-Damai is dedicated to small groups and offers the chance to enjoy diving remote areas in Indonesia, while experiencing unprecedented service and an unlimited amount of dives and bottom time.

Behaviour - Winner

Mothercare by Pedro Carrillo-Montero

Christmas Island Tourism Association 1st Prize: A 7-day dive holiday to Christmas Island including flights from Perth - Christmas Island Tourism Association Inc was the co-organiser of the 2010 Underwater Festival and is proud to offer a fantastic 7-day dive holiday prize to Christmas Island as part of the Underwater Festival 2011.

Behaviour - Second

Whiplash by Bob Halstead

2nd Prize: Atomic premium Fin Mask Snorkel Pack - Frameless Masks, SV2 Snorkels and Smoke on the water fins

Sex - Winner

courting whales
courting whales by vanessa Mignon

Cocotinos, Manado - A Small Beach Resort 1st Prize: 8 Days 7 nights Cocotinos Manado Special Dive Package for ONE - In picturesque Wori Bay, North Sulawesi is a dynamic new beach resort, Cocotinos in the heart of Kima Bajo, a fishing village, overlooking Bunaken National Marine Park.

Sex - Second

Sixty Something
Sixty Something by peter trayhurn

2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR - silver dive light

Temperate Waters - Winners

Eye Eye
Eye Eye by Ross Gudgeon

Ikelite 1st Prize: 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.

Temperate Waters - Second

Jelly by Alison Perkins

2nd Prize: MARES mask - i3 Liquidskin

Coral Triangle - Winner

Hawksbill Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle by Matthew Tworkowski

Nauticam 1st Prize: US$3,500 Nauticam voucher (valid worldwide) - Nauticam prides itself on the ability to recognise the requirements of professional as well as amateur underwater photographers and fulfil them through the innovative designs of their products.

Coral Triangle - Second

Chaos In Order
Chaos In Order by Gavin Ee

2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR - silver dive light

Freshwater - Winner

Cathedral by Liz Rogers

Lissenung Island Resort - PNG 1st Prize: 7-night dive holiday at Lissenung Island Resort - Lissenung Island Resort in PNG - The best little dive resort in the South Pacific!

Freshwater - Second

Skydiving by Liz Rogers

2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR - silver dive light

Issues - Winner

Caught in the moment
Caught in the moment by Peter Hitchins

Matava Fiji 1st Prize: 1 Week holiday at MATAVA for TWO - MATAVA is Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort on Kadavu Island.

Issues - Second

Seaweed Farming Displacing Coral Reef
Seaweed Farming Displacing Coral Reef by Matt Timbrell

2nd Prize: aunoc 4TEN - super bright dive light

Nudis - Winner

Nudi Afro
Nudi Afro by Jim Dodd

Dragon Mouse Diving 1st Prize: Olympus XZ-1 with housing - Dragon Mouse Diving - We are not talking about the Great Barrier Reef or an exotic location - this is underwater, in Melbourne, and Dragon Mouse Diving can guide you and provide you with your own photographic memories.

Nudis - Second

Nudi in the dark
Nudi in the dark by matthew shepherd

2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR - silver dive light

The Neville Coleman Award - Winner

Peeking Pipefish 2
Peeking Pipefish 2 by Matthew Tworkowski

Lembeh Hills Resort 1st Prize: 5 day dive package at Lembeh Hills Resort for ONE - Nestled in a secluded bay overlooking the Lembeh Strait, the Lembeh Hills Resort brings the sophisticated luxury of a boutique resort to one of Asia's most renowned diving venues.

The Neville Coleman Award - Second

Flatworm by Jürgen Pesch

2nd Prize: Dyron - EUR300 voucher (valid worldwide)

Sharks - Winner

Grey Nurse At Fish Rock
Grey Nurse At Fish Rock by Peter Hitchins

Tawali Resort 1st Prize: 7-night dive package for ONE - at Tawali Resort in Papua New Guinea including accommodation, meals and up to 18 dives, as well as airport transfers from Alotau.

Sharks - Second

Great White
Great White by Pedro Carrillo-Montero

2nd Prize: Byron Bay Dive Centre - A$500 voucher (dives + courses)

Big Stuff - Winner

Eye contact
Eye contact by vanessa Mignon

The Arenui 1st Prize: 11 day cruise on the Arenui - The Arenui is a magnificent wooden vessel that raised its anchors in June 2008 to explore the majestic underwater world of Indonesian archipelago. The Arenui's philosophy is to combine the convenience of a fully equipped diving-liveaboard together with the artistic richness and cozy comfort of a tropical luxury setting.

Big Stuff - Second

Humpback whales in Niue
Humpback whales in Niue by Mazdak Radjainia

2nd Prize: Mares dive computer - wrist dive computer PUCK

Humans - Winner

Self-portrait with humback whales
Self-portrait with humback whales by Mazdak Radjainia

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.

Humans - Second

Blinded by the light
Blinded by the light by matthew shepherd

2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR - silver dive light

Wrecks - Winner

The Deep Pete
The Deep Pete by Dorian Borcherds

ABWonderdive 1st Prize: 6-night holiday for TWO with ABWonderdive - ABWonderdive is a dive resort in Puerto Gallera, Philippines - prize is including accommodation and 10 dives each, NITROX, as well as transport to and from Manila airport.

Wrecks - Second

SS Yongala
SS Yongala by Seanna Cronin

2nd Prize: aunoc 4FIVE - excellent LED video light

Over-Under - Winner

Sting Ray in the sun
Sting Ray in the sun by Bob Halstead

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.

Over-Under - Second

Free diving shallow wreck
Free diving shallow wreck by peter trayhurn

2nd Prize: aunoc 1CR - silver dive light

Super Macro - Winner

Sipit sipit
Sipit sipit by Tet Lara

Heron Island Resort 1st Prize: 5 day holiday for TWO at Heron Island Resort - 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.

Super Macro - Second

Hypnose by Pedro Carrillo-Montero

2nd Prize: MARES mask - Essence Liquidskin mask