Underwater Festival Prizes

Detailed prizes for the 2009 Festival are still subject to change - in 2009 they are even more exciting than the $20,000 prize bonanza from the 2008 Festival with over $30,000 worth of prizes.

Photo & Video Shootout Competition

All photographs and video to be taken between 29th of April and 2nd of May 2009. Please visit the shootout page for rules and entry conditions.

2009 prizes below

Best Festival Portfolio - 5 images

  • 1st prize - Full Beuchat SCUBA package including first and second stage regulators, occy & BCD as well as fins & mask.
  • 2nd prize - 6 Days/5 Nights Cocotinos Dive Package for one diver in Manado, Sulawesi. PLUS a $500 Aquatica voucher from Scubapix
  • 3rd prize - aunoc 3TEN Dive Light

Best Festival Photograph - SLR camera

Best Festival Video

Best Festival Photograph - Compact camera

  • 1st prize - Choice of Ikelite SLR housing (inc port) / video housing or DS-160 deluxe strobe package
  • 2nd prize - 3 night/4 dive Dive/Accommodation package at PLANULA Divers Retreat/Byron Bay Dive Centre for TWO PEOPLE
  • 3rd prize - a huge 900mm x 600mm canvas print of your winning image by Retrospect

Best Festival Photograph - Novice & Sealife Camera Try Outs

Best Festival Photograph - Freediving & Snorkelling

  • 1st prize - Beuchat freediving 2 piece wetsuit in new pacific cammo
  • 2nd prize - Pair of ESCLAPEZ Fins
  • 3rd prize - aunoc 1CR Dive Light

Neville Coleman Awards

Most interesting critter find during the Underwater Festival

Thank you all sponsors!

The Byron Underwater Festival would like to say a huge thank you to all the prize sponsors - without you, this festival would be only half as much fun.

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