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NUPG to hold Underwater Photography Print Competition at The Great Northern Dive Show



For the second year in succession, the Northern Underwater Photography Group (NUPG) are holding their Open Print Competition at The Great Northern Dive Show. The very best entries will be displayed at the event over the weekend of the 8th and 9th April 2017, where the public attending will vote for their favourite images. Last year was a huge success with over 400 votes being cast and this year is going to be even bigger and better.

Want to enter? You do not have long! You need to get your prints sent to the NUPG by 31st March 2017. There are some great prizes up for grabs this year, with each category winner receiving a shark sponsorship pack from The Shark Trust, sponsored by the NUPG. These category winners will be chosen by the general public. In addition to this, there will be an overall UK image winner and an overall overseas image winner, and they will win the chance to experience some fantastic diving with Fleet Dive in the Costa Brava, Spain or with Safari Diving in Lanzarote.

Entry to the competition is FREE – so what is stopping you? There are 4 categories to enter into: UK Macro, UK Wide Angle, Overseas Macro and Overseas Wide Angle. Your images must have been taken within 12 months of the competition (so on or after 8th April 2016). You can enter up to four A4 prints into the competition with no more than two in any given category.

For more details on rules and where to send your images to be in with a chance of your images being displayed at The Great Northern Dive Show, visit

Remember, the deadline is the 31st March – so get printing your images soon!

If you would like to share the details of the competition with your club members, friends and underwater photographers you think will do well, save the flyer below and share it on social media.


WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on (which you can read here), we reported that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Beuchat and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to When prizes are supplied by third parties, is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 13/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)



How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

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