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New to UW Photography? Enter the NUPG Splash-In at Capernwray next month



The Northern Underwater Photography Group (NUPG) are holding a Splash-In event for newcomers to underwater photography at the Capernwray dive site on Saturday 23 September. Entrance is open to anyone who has not won an underwater photography contest (excluding the NUPG monthly competition). Entry is free and open to non-members. The usual entrance charge for Capernwray will still apply.

To enter please inform NUPG that you will be coming either through the NUPG Facebook page or by emailing

Actual registration will be from 9am at Capernwray. Yo-Han Cha (NUPG Chairman) will be in the carpark, with an NUPG sign displayed at his car, ready to take registrations.

Experienced members of NUPG will be on hand over the course of the day to provide advice and assistance in editing your images. Editing will be permitted but only whole image alterations, no cropping or spot removal.

Each entrant can submit a maximum of two images, taken on any type of digital camera. Images should be submitted from 3pm to 3.30pm at the room provided by Capernwray for judging. Judging will be by public vote from approximately 3.45pm. Scubaverse Underwater Photography Editor Team Frogfish Photography have kindly sponsored a trophy.

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Introducing the Nauticam NA-D780 for the Nikon D780



While the Nikon D850 dominates the high-megapixel end of the Nikon DSLR lineup and the D5 delivers unparalleled dynamic range and low-light capability the D780 is a blend of both with a splash of Z-series mirrorless hybrid-shooting capability thrown in. The D780 employs a full-frame BSI 24.5MP sensor to create still images with incredible detail and dynamic range as well as to produce UHD 4K video from the full sensor width.  Autofocus and metering enhancements as well as video output over HDMI options allow the D780 to excel in both video and still applications.

Nauticam’s NA-D780 is built around the N120 Port System for the Nikon F-Mount lenses.  Combined with Nauticam’s lineup of Premium Professional Optics such as the WACP-2, the D780 can achieve an ultra-wide 128º field-of-view, with zoom down to 72º using the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens with unparalleled optical quality.  When pairing the powerful SMC-1 and SMC-2 super-macro wet lenses the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens is capable or producing 2x and 4x life-size images.

The NA-D780 incorporates Nauticam’s Mission Control philosophy in every aspect of its design.  Intuitive control placement, refined design aesthetic and rugged functionality are at the core of all Nauticam housings.

Now available for pre-order!

NOTE:  Product images shown are renderings, actual product may vary.

Model Number: 17226
MSRP: $3,620 USD

For information in the UK click here.

For information in the USA click here.

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Paralenz underwater video camera now available to rent



Paralenz is a powerful, user-friendly underwater video camera enjoyed by scuba divers, snorkelers and coastal tourists seeking to capture their underwater adventures in beautiful high-quality video and still photos. The camera is now available for daily rental at select dive shops in Florida and Italy for $25 (25 euros) per day.

Not only does the Paralenz camera preserve users’ experiences for take-home memories, it also captures valuable geolocated data that can be shared with international ocean conservation organizations.

“The Paralenz rental camera is simple to use and by making it available to rent, more underwater explorers can capture their vacation memories without making a permanent investment,” said Lise Engelbrecht, chief executive officer of Paralenz. “Our camera can capture any ordinary underwater adventure in high-quality video and turn any diver or snorkeler into a citizen scientist contributing to ocean conservation.”

Ease of Use Is Top of Mind

The Paralenz rental camera is based on the company’s current flagship model, the Paralenz Vaquita, modified to offer an easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera experience with powerful technology that yields high-quality videos and still photos, patented Automatic Depth-Controlled Color Correction, an ultra light-sensitive lens, quick auto-edit functions, integrated GPS and several video-sharing options.

At the heart of the Paralenz experience is the Paralenz App. When consumers rent the camera, they download the free app, which offers a dive log, media library and multiple sharing options, as well as “TheOceanBase,” an interactive map where users can upload their favorite dive videos.

“Our goal was to develop an app that was fun and functional for Paralenz camera users,” said Peter Thiell, chief technology officer for Paralenz. “It’s the main hub where you save your underwater recordings, geek out over dive statistics and get inspired by other divers’ uploaded dive footage from all around the world.”

Rental customers’ recorded footage is private and secure, and is available for direct download from the cloud for up to three months after they return the rental camera to the dive shop. Video assets can be automatically edited in the Paralenz App and easily shared with friends, family or to social media.

A Camera with a Higher Purpose

Every dive shared on TheOceanBase via the Paralenz App contributes valuable ocean data — collected via integrated camera sensors that log conductivity, temperature, depth and geolocation — to Paralenz’s conservation partner Coral Restoration Foundation, located in Key Largo, Florida.

“We are excited at the possibilities presented by this relationship with Paralenz, and with every diver using a Paralenz camera,” said Amelia Moura, science program manager at Coral Restoration Foundation. “This kind of huge, user-generated, real-time data resource could add incredible value to our restoration efforts, supporting our monitoring strategy and potentially helping us as we evolve our coral restoration strategies over the coming years.”

Now Available for Rent or Purchase

To find a convenient location to rent a Paralenz camera in Florida or Italy, follow this link.

The Paralenz Vaquita also is available for purchase for $749 on the Paralenz website. The camera comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 12-month warranty. Paralenz also offers a line of accessories that enhance the versatility and usability of the camera.

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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

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