From the 2nd to the 11th of September 2011, hundreds of divers from all around the world participated in this 'underwater snapshot of Australasia' in all kinds of ways. They dived their way from Sydney to Cairns in 10 days, circumnavigated Bali, showed off their favourite 'own backyard' dive sites, travelled long distances to participate in one of the organised Fringe Events or created their own.
Not everyone can afford to complement their underwater camera with external strobes. But shooting anything further than a meter or so away without external strobes often results in monochrome blue (or green) images. However, with the addition of a simple, affordable filter, things don't need to be so dull.
Simplicity and a user friendliness for the new & hobbyist underwater (UW) photographer is how the Sealife DC1200 camera and housing is designed. With it's UW-purpose built functions and menus, taking photos with or without UW strobes is setup to be just a few clicks away. In particular, there are unique UW functions that are not commonly found in any of the name brand cameras that will take the plunge with you on your dive trips turning UW photography into simple snaps.
As divers, we often come across majestic or stunning underwater sceneries that we would like to share with others back on the surface. Attempts at capturing images of this beauty are often disappointing....
A new angle on underwater videography has been realised by Jack McCoy who filmed stunning sequences of surfer from inside the waves, tracking them with the German made ultra fast sea scooter called the SEABOB.
Most people who don't dive would have at least thought once about exploring this amazing part of the planet they have been missing so far. There are many common excuses on why people decide not to take the plunge; generally a lack of knowledge keeps people from trying. Let's debunk some of those myths and get more people SCUBA diving!
At first it seems like a very hippy-like idea and really fits into our part of the world, as does the Dome Shell factory. However, on further investigation, the instigator, Shaun Waterford, seemed more down to earth than expected and I decided to take a look for myself.
Underwater Australasia's 1st annual Video Competition has just come to an end and prizes were announce in the months underwater eNEWS. The task was to produce videos not longer than 3 minutes with a minimum of 80% of the clip duration underwater.
The 2010 Underwater Festival was co-organised with the Christmas Island Tourism Association. Linda Cash, staff members and local volunteers put in a fantastic effort and succeeded gloriously in providing a welcoming atmosphere, great food and social events and a seamless festival for all 34 participants.