$200,000 Indonesia World Underwater Photo Contest FIRST-EVER to incorporate local dive centers


Scuba Travel Ventures unveils new packages to allow UW photographers to participate in three different resorts in Indonesia

Released on: 2/19/2013

The Indonesia World Underwater Photo Contest (IWUPC) is one of the most prestigious photo contests in the world. It’s certainly one of the most lucrative. When the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy first announced the contest late last year, many people were impressed with the prize money – which to date is more than $200,000.

Scuba Travel Ventures (STV), a leading dive travel resource and wholesaler, has long known that underwater photography is a significant reason people get involved in recreational scuba diving and international travel specifically to Indonesia. Further, growing technology and the quest for exciting new images continues to draw new photographers into the sport. STV officials are enthusiastically encouraging divers to consider participating in this unique best of the best photo contest.

The IWUPC event takes place through November, 30, 2013. The contest offers free participation and is open to several different levels of camera equipment, along with six different underwater categories and one conservation category. What’s different about this contest? It’s the first international contest to incorporate select local dive centers and training centers into the process.

To enter the contest, photographers must dive with a participating dive operator. All photo submissions will be done through the local dive center. A list of Participating Dive Operators is available on the IWUPC webpage. There is also a complete list of guidelines and rules.

“It’s actually a very creative idea that we think will certainly be picked up in other areas of the world,” says Mario Cabading of Scuba Travel Ventures. “The popularity of underwater photography continues to grow. We’re pleased to be working with several key Indonesian dive resorts and their dive operators that specialize in unique dive sites popular with all the best photographers. This is a great way to encourage divers to visit Indonesia and perhaps win a piece of the $200,000 in prize money.”

Cabading said that STV had negotiated and bundled Exclusive STV Added Value Bonus Dive Packages for a limited time for several of their popular resorts in Indonesia. These include Lembeh Resort / Critters @ Lembeh, Gangga Island Resort and Siladen Island Resorts

He further issued a challenge to underwater photographers (existing and new STV travelers). “There’s no question that some of the best underwater sights and subjects are in Indonesia. The best and savvy underwater photographers already know this and are making plans to participate and enter the contest. Do you have what it takes?

To inquire about our STV Exclusive Time Limited Bonus Offers call us today and get the details. 1-800-298-9009

Scuba Travel Ventures (STV), a leading dive travel resource and wholesaler, has long known that underwater photography is a significant reason people get involved in recreational scuba diving and international travel specifically to Indonesia. Further, growing technology and the quest for exciting new images continues to draw new photographers into the sport. STV officials are enthusiastically encouraging divers to consider participating in this unique best of the best photo contest.  

For more information on all Scuba Travel Ventures packages, specials, promotions and opportunities, visit scubatravelventures.com.

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