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Announcing the Winners of the DEEP Indonesia Underwater Photo Competition 2020

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DivePhotoGuide (DPG) and Wetpixel are thrilled to announce the winning images in the 2020 edition of the DEEP Indonesia Underwater Photo Competition.

The contest saw hundreds of photographers from all of the world compete to win their share of more than $45,000 worth of prizes. The signature component of Indonesia’s prestigious diving, adventure travel and extreme sports expo, the DEEP Indonesia competition invites submissions to five image categories, with entries considered by a judging panel comprising award-winning photographers Mike Bartick, Renee Capozzola, Ellen Cuylaerts, Tobias Friedrich, Kate Jonker, and Andrew Marriott.

© Enrico Somogyi | underwatercompetition.com

This year, Enrico Somogyi clinched the “Best of Show” prize for his 1st place in the Compact Cameras category, an amazing image of a golden jellyfish shot in Palau. Judge Ellen Cuylaerts summed it up best: “A beautiful, surreal approach to a common subject. Looks like an outer space scene, with marine life taking a time out from planet Earth, but keeping a close connection. It caught my eye and made me dream of exploration!

In a joint statement, DPG Editor-in-Chief Joseph Tepper and Wetpixel Publisher Adam Hanlon said: “Once again, the DEEP Indonesia competition attracted some stunning images, and we’re excited to see the Best of Show go to a compact shooter! Many congratulations to all of this year’s winners from DPG and Wetpixel!

© Petr Polách | underwatercompetition.com

The organizers are pleased to announce that 15 percent of entry proceeds will once again be donated to marine conservation efforts.

For the full results please visit the website by clicking here.

*Header Image: ©Jenny Stock | www.underwatercompetition.com

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are Dive Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas and are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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MARES Dual ADJ 62X – Introducing the Dive Industry’s smallest first stage

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Mares continues to prove to be an industry leader in regulator technology and design with the release of the Dual Adj 62X.

Created to satisfy ongoing requests from the US and Asian markets, the Dual Adj 62X is now the smallest, most compact first stage ever released by Mares. Now the most lightweight regulator in the Mares line-up, the Dual Adj 62X is the perfect traveling diver’s companion worldwide.

The 62X first stage breaks records as the smallest first stage in the diving market, coming in at a mere 63mm in height and weighing only 464g (DIN). This small-but-mighty first stage is 10% smaller and lighter than its 52X predecessor and has 30% less volume. The 62X first stage may be compact, but it still boasts all of Mares regulators’ innovative features, such as Auto Sealing Technology (AST) which protects against water entering the first stage.

Mares, however, didn’t stop here. The core parts of the 62X were re-designed to generate an even better seal, making this an excellent regulator for cold water diving. The addition of the optional Twin Balanced Piston (TBP), makes this one of the highest performing regulators in cold water.

Specific technical innovations of this first stage’s internal workings include a new poppet seat that is now sharper with a smaller cone radius and decreased angle to define the sealing surface better. The lightweight Dual Adj second stage offers smooth, easy breathing at all depths. Enhanced with a pneumatically assisted design (P.A.D.) and the unique, Mares patented Vortex Assisted Design (VAD) systems, the Dual Adj is second to none in ease of air delivery. The newly designed adjustable breathing knob helps divers enjoy a customized breathing experience, even when wearing thick gloves.

True to the Mares brand, the Dual Adj 62X goes above and beyond all performance tests and will impress even the most seasoned diver. It exceeds performance standards at 200m and uses proven technology at 400m. This highly developed regulator system offers high performance at a very competitive price while still providing all the features needed by today’s demanding divers.

For more information visit the Mares website by clicking here.

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Mermaid Minute #6: Barnacles (Watch Video)

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In this new series on Scubaverse.com we are sharing Linden Wolbert’s video series ‘Mermaid Minute’.

The “Mermaid Minute” is an ocean educational web series for children.  Each action-packed episode explores one subject, creature or habitat about our oceans for 60 seconds.

Professional Mermaid Linden Wolbert is a real mermaid whose passion is educating children about the wonders of our oceans, swimming safety and ocean conservation as well as exploration and inspiring our world’s youngest ocean ambassadors.


This is Episode #6 of the Mermaid Minute, the only ocean education web series hosted by a mermaid!

Barnacles are small, shelled creatures called CRUSTACEANS. They’re related to crabs, lobster and shrimp. As babies, barnacles are larvae that resemble their crustacean relatives. But then as adults, they stick themselves on to hard surfaces like rocks, boats, or even a whale! They create a protective cone around them made out of calcium. That’s the same thing your bones, teeth and coral reefs are made of! Barnacles’ feathery little legs filter the water for food like tiny nets. They eat plankton and other small organisms that float by their home. Barnacles can spend up to half of their lives OUTSIDE of the water! Like in a tide pool, where the tide rises and falls. Gooseneck barnacles are considered a delicacy in certain parts of the world, and are actually harvested for FOOD! The do sort of look like geese! And that’s a BARNACLE in a Mermaid Minute! I’m Mermaid Linden, and I’ll see you next time, my little Sea Fans!!

See and learn more about Mermaid Linden here: www.mermaidsinmotion.com

Follow Mermaid Linden here:

www.instagram.com/mermaidlinden​

www.facebook.com/mermaidsinmotion​

www.twitter.com/mermaidsnmotion

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

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This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

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