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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 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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Scubaverse UWP Winners Gallery: Raffaele Livornese

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Each month we give the winner of the Scubaverse Underwater Photography competition the opportunity to show off a little more of their work in a gallery. The January winner was Raffaele Livornese and you can see his winning image at the top of this page.


What do you love about diving & underwater photography?

I love the sensation of liberty when I’m diving and love so much uw photography because it permits me to report to all the people what they normally are unable to see. Often I love the interaction with some animals I’m shooting, they looks at me curiously, it seems they are trying to understand what I’m doing.

Where do you dive?

I dive normally in Italy on Sunday or when I’m free from work, but 2 times a year I travel with my wife, 1 time for macro photography and 1 time for wide-angle photography, so we look for the best destinations like Philippines, Indonesia and Baja California.

What equipment do you use?

I use a Nikon D850 full frame camera with a Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 60mm and 105mm macro lens, Sigma 15mm fisheye lens and a Nikkor 16-35 wide angle zoom lens. For the light I have 2 Inon Z330 strobes and an Orcatorch D910V focus light.

Where can our readers see more of your work?


To enter the latest Scubaverse Underwater Photography competition, with a chance to win some great prizes as well as have your own gallery published, head over to the competition page and upload up to 3 images.

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DAN’s new travel insurance has you covered

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As we look beyond the pandemic to the spring and summer ahead, many of us are eager to get out and see the world. If you’re planning to hit the road in 2021, don’t leave home without insurance.

For 40 years, DAN has protected divers against the risks associated with dive injuries. With this experience they have gained an intimate understanding of what can and does go wrong — for travelers as well as divers. Available to U.S. residents, DAN’s new travel insurance plans offer coverage for events including trip cancellations, missed connections, illnesses and injuries, baggage delays — and even qualifying COVID-19-related cancellations and interruptions.

With optional cancel-for-any-reason coverage, these plans are ideal for any kind of travel, from family road trips to long international stays, and can be purchased to cover a singular adventure or an entire year of travel. From delays to emergencies to lost dive gear, the events covered by these plans have been customized to meet divers’ needs and today’s changing circumstances.

If you’re looking forward to a change of scenery in 2021, DAN has you covered.

To find out more, visit the DAN website 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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