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News’s NEW Monthly Underwater Photo and Video Contest Prizes worth more than £500 each!



We are delighted to announce that Scubaverse has teamed up with some of the biggest and best names in diving to deliver some truly amazing prizes to those who win our monthly underwater photo and video contests.

As part of a brand new partnership with our good friends at PADI, Mares, Fourth Element, O’Three, Northern Diver, Nautilus Diving, Liquid Sports UK, Diving Distribution, Scuba Travel and Vivid-Pix, we will now be giving the winners of our two monthly imaging contests over £500 worth of diving goodies each!

Every month, our underwater photo contest winner AND our underwater video contest winner will receive the following prizes:

In addition to these awesome prizes, the Photo of the Month winner will have their winning image displayed on the Scubaverse homepage, added to’s Underwater Photo Contest Winners’ Gallery, and set as the background to Scubaverse’s Facebook and Twitter pages for one whole month.

New for 2021: The Photo of the Month winner will also be offered the opportunity to have their own dedicated Underwater Photo Gallery published on which can feature as many as ten of their images and will be shared multiple times throughout the year on’s social media.

The Video of the Month winner will also have their winning entry displayed on the Scubaverse homepage. In addition to being added to’s Underwater Video Contest Winners’ Gallery, their winning video will also be shared multiple times on Scubaverse’s social media throughout the month following their well-deserved victory.

So what are you waiting for? If you want to be in with a chance of winning these awesome prizes, enter now!

You can enter February’s Underwater Photo Contest here:

Please note that in order to ensure your photos upload successfully they need to be no larger than 1MB.

And you can enter February’s Underwater Video Contest here:

Please note that in order to enter a video you must first upload it to either YouTube or Vimeo.

You can enter as many as 3 photos or videos into each respective contest.

At the end of the year,’s Photo of the Year and Video of the Year will be chosen from the 12 monthly winners of each respective contest by a panel of judges selected from the world of underwater photography and videography. And that is where things get even more interesting, because we are in the process of putting together some incredible prizes for our annual winners which we will reveal very soon, so stay tuned!

We can’t wait to see your winning entries in February – good luck!



Scubaverse UWP Winners Gallery: Raffaele Livornese



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



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

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