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CCMI host online underwater exhibition & auction

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CCMI’s operations, like many around the world have been heavily impacted by the global pandemic. Travel restrictions have prohibited a fully booked calendar of students and collaborative researchers from visiting the CCMI research station on Little Cayman. Many of their activities for the remainder of the year will be impacted as well, including the Festival of Seas.

As part of their efforts to continue researching resiliency in coral reefs to better ensure their long-term survival, they are auctioning off some stunning underwater photography by extremely talented underwater photographers. These photos are part of their effort this year to bring news of hope, resiliency, and a clear pathway for corals reefs.

The auction closes at 1pm Cayman time (UTC -5) on Sunday, 21st June. All auction proceeds will support CCMI’s work for coral reef resilience as we continue to discover which corals are resilient and can adapt to changing climate.

Once you register on this site, you can start bidding on your favourite photos in this silent auction. If you like a particular image but would prefer it in a different size or printed on a different medium, please contact us at info@reefresearch.org to discuss options & pricing.

For more information, or to bid on an underwater image, please visit the website by clicking here.

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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Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse.com’s April 2021 Underwater Photo & Video Contests

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Another bumper month packed with amazing images and videos from around the world! It has certainly been another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s April 2021 Underwater Photo Contest is, click here.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s April 2021 Underwater Video Contest is, click here.

If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. May’s photo and video contests are now open.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s May 2021 Underwater Photo Contest, click here.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s May 2021 Underwater Video Contest, click here.

Good luck!!!

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OrcaTorch Search for Atlantis Photo Contest 2021

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Want to win some great prizes from OrcaTorch? You have until 16th June to enter your Atlantis themed (wreck or cave) underwater images into the Search for Atlantis Photo Contest.

This unique competition encourages underwater photographers to get creative with their lighting and will be judged by a team of OrcaTorch Brand Ambassadors.

The prizes on offer include 1* OrcaTorch D630 4000 Lumens Powerful Canister Dive Light for Cave & Wreck Diving; 2* OrcaTorch D910V 5000 Lumens High CRI Neutral White Video Light for Underwater Photography; 3* OrcaTorch D710 Max 3000 Lumens Small and Powerful Dive Light.

For more information about the rules and how to enter the competition click here.

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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.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

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

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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