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DIVELIFE launch Snap and Win photo competition

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Behold… The Biggest Scuba Photo Competition the UK Lockdown has seen!

HOW TO PLAY?

UK-based Scuba Store and Dive Centre DIVELIFE decided to spice it up a little and have themselves a photo competition with some awesome prizes!

So, what are the rules? Simply submit your diving related photo, like their page on Facebook and sit tight for a few weeks… yeah that’s it!

Prized kindly donated by sponsors:
•  Halcyon UK: 1x H75P & Halo Regulator Set
•  SANTI: 1x Flex360 Undersuit
•  Diving Matrix: 1x One-on-one private training day at any level.

Winner gets first pick!

They’ve also got a prize for the Best Worst Photo – the winner of this prize will receive a £25 shopping voucher and a T-Shirt representing how much you suck at taking pictures. (Deliberately bad submissions are allowed).

TERMS & CONDITIONS

There is only one prize per person, but you can enter a maximum of two entries (best and worst).
Entries must be posted by Monday 30th November 2020 – any entries after this date will not count.

►About the candidates
Anyone who is a certified scuba diver is eligible to enter the contest. Members of DIVELIFE staff, interns, contractors, sponsors, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, may participate, but are not eligible to win.

►Technical specifications for submitted photos
The photo(s) must be submitted as a high-resolution JPEG (as high as your camera will allow). The photo must not contain violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organisations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified. The photo must be an original creation – no copyright images may be used The participant must certify and warrant that the submitted photo(s) does not violate the rights of a third party or any copyright infringement. DIVELIFE is not responsible for intellectual property violations that might have resulted through the submissions of photos. Judging and notification of selected photographers After the contest closes, qualifying photos will be judged on adherence to the contest challenge through its message clarity, composition and overall presentation. DIVELIFE will appoint an internal jury to judge the entries. The jury’s decision is final. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the photo competition will lead to immediate disqualification.

►Winner Announcement
Winners will be notified via Facebook Messenger. If an entrant does not respond within 10 days, DIVELIFE reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

►Rights and ownership
By submitting their photos to DIVELIFE, participants agree to grant DIVELIFE free of charge right to use the photo in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries.

►General
DIVELIFE reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deems necessary. The personal information provided to DIVELIFE by the participants shall only be used for the purposes of this contest. All participants are entitled to access, cancel, oppose and rectify the details about the personal data (such as names, addresses, etc.) contained in the file by sending their request by email to info@divelife.co.uk Entries must be done on Facebook and must go paired with a Page Like. If you enter and have not Liked @thedivelifeshop your entrance will not count. Prizes cannot be exchanged for vouchers or cash.

To enter the competition click 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 supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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White Shark Interest Group Podcast #009 – SURVIVING A SHARK ATTACK with DAVE PEARSON

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Ninth in an exciting podcast series from Ricardo Lacombe of the White Shark Interest Group.

Episode 9 of the White Shark Interest Group Podcast, Facebook’s’ largest White Shark specific group, covering science, conservation, news, photography, video and debate.

This episode features Melissa speaking with shark attack survivor Dave Pearson, about his experience, the aftermath and trauma for all involved, and the social media comments and victim blaming following an incident or attack.

Dave is the founder of Bite Club, a support group for survivors of attacks and bites, as well as for the families and friends of victims following a tragic incident.

He also established Beyond The Bite, a support organisation serving many purposes for anyone involved in shark attacks, from helping to get surfers back in the water, to covering costs of families who need to travel to the site of a loved ones attack.

This is a MUST LISTEN for all shark advocates as Dave and Melissa discuss how advocates can really help in the aftermath and reporting of an incident, and how shark advocates can become human advocates at the right time it is needed most. A real eye-opener of an episode.

Bite Club can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/50136… Beyond The Bite can be found here: https://www.beyondthebite.org/ and would appreciate ANY donations you could make to help survivors and their families

Click the links below to listen to the podcast series on the following audio channels:


Join the group: www.facebook.com/groups/whitesharkinterestgroup/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/whiteshark_interestgroup/

Website: www.whitesharkinterestgroup.com

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Ultimate Diving Maldives Offer

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7 nights at the Bandos Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives – From £2555 per person

Bandos Island Resort & Spa has already welcomed its first guests to the Maldives since March, with more divers heading off this December trying to escape the chilly UK weather. The Maldives is a dream destination, it offers a range of blue lagoons, deserted islands, a true sense of romance and tranquillity but above all amazing diving.

This destination should be on every diver’s bucket list, especially those with a non-diving partner because there is enough going on to ensure everyone will have a great time. The Maldives are the ultimate island paradise with each one offering dazzling white sandy beaches topped with coconut palm trees and turquoise blue lagoons.

Bandos Island is fully encircled by pearly white beaches, turquoise waters and a never-ending blue sky blessed with abundant sunshine. The house reef at Bandos is considered one of the best in North Male Atoll and the convenient location of Bandos allows divers to choose from over 40 impressive dive sites.

Book 7 nights from £2555. Price includes flights from London, speedboat transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis and 10 shore dives per person. Single supplement applies.

To enquire or book, visit www.ultimatediving.co.uk or give the team a call on 0208 655 6458  and they can give you the lowdown on the destination and diving.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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