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Win a trip for two to Matava in Fiji !

Our good friends at Matava in Kadavu, Fiji have been very kind to rescue our Underwater Festival Trip prize after the Undersea Explorer so unexpectedly closed business a few weeks ago and we lost our trip prize. The new prize is even better ! Wandy and I have been at Matava a couple of years [...]

Marine Visions III Open Medium Art Competition - Call for Entries

We are gearing up for our biggest and best Marine Visions yet as part of the Byron Underwater Festival 2009 Retrospect Gallery in association with the Byron Underwater Festival is hosting the third inaugural ‘Marine Visions’ Art Competition and Exhibition. Not to be confused with the ‘Underwater Photo and Video Shootout Competition’, this is a fantastic [...]

Byron Brewery becomes Boutique beer sponsor & Underwater Party Venue.

We are happy to announce that the Underwater party on Saturday night 2 May will happen at the newly refurbished Buddha Bar near the Art factory in Byron Bay. The new owner, Byron Bay Brewery has become a sponsor of the Byron underwater Festival which means not only do we have great wine from [...]

The Byron Underwater Festival welcomes Dave Harasti

We welcome Dave Harasti, famous photographer and marine scientist based in Nelson Bay as part of the Byron Underwater Festival this year. For the past 12 years, Dave has worked on the conservation of threatened marine species (such as grey nurse sharks and seahorses) for the NSW and Federal Government and has recently commenced [...]

Who’s coming - RSVP on Facebook

If you are one of the 220 million facebook users and are planning to attend the 2009 Byron Underwater Festival, let us and everyone know on the UF09 Facebook events page. If you were there for the UF08 or UF07 events, feel free to post any photos or video on the facebook page - seems [...]

Light & Motion, Gates, Aquatica and Ultralight Control Systems join the growing sponsor list of UF09

Coordinated by Scubapix, northern Queensland’s leading provider of underwater imaging services we are proud to announce a new set of sponsors for the Byron Underwater Festival in 2009. Light & Motion is sponsoring a set of Sunray LED1000 Video Lights - valued at $4495 AUD and there are $500 vouches from Gates, Aquatica and [...]

UF09 tickets & packages now available

Photo Clinics, Underwater Naturalist Courses, Shoot-Out passes and full dive packages are now available through the secure underwater.com.au event shop Make sure you sign up early for UF09 so you don’t miss out on spots in the shootout or any of the other activities. If you have any questions about the festival, please contact us anytime.div.YbmMkIUnxf [...]

Sharkwater Premiere raises $1500 for turtle rehabilitation

Australian Seabird Rescue is excited about the sell-out of the Sharkwater premiere: “On the night we raised $1,500. Fanstastic! The money raised will be used to upgrade the sea water filtration systems on our turtle rehabilitation tank. Maintaining water quality is of great importance to the rehabilitation of sea turtles, and is only limited by the [...]

2008 Byron Underwater festival recap

The Byron Underwater Festival 2008 - sun, fun & record crowds by Tim and Wandy Hochgrebe - published 8 May 2008 The 2nd Byron Underwater Festival was a massive success. Sell out events and activities, glorious weather and calm seas made this an event to remember for everyone. Almost 60 people from all over Australia came [...]

Marine Visions 2008 winners

Best Photography Darren Jew with “Shark” Best Fine Art Paul Colbey with “Marine Playground” Best Environmental Awareness Dalian Pugh with “Resting Wobbegong” Best Sculpture Daniel Clements with “Shellform One” People’s Choice Katka Adams with “Those who go to sea without biscuits return without teeth”

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