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2020 PHOTO CONTEST Let the battle begins!


We are very excited to announce that we are lauching our photo contest here at Australian Diving Instruction! After the success of last year, we felt it was necesserary to see more of your undewater photography talents!

December 2018 Winner taken at Queenscliff Low Landing

The Winner for March Photo of the Month 2020 and $25.00 Store Voucher is Russell Charters.

We were diving under Rye Pier checking out the Spider Crabs on Thursday 4 June late afternoon. We had moved out from under the pier to approx 15m north of the pier in about 6m of water taking photos of the Spider Crabs. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted this 7 Gill Shark approach us and swim past. I had my camera ready and took some pics as it swam past my partner Marcia Riederer. It passed another diver who was in a prone stretched out position taking photos of the crabs and the Shark was longer than him  - I estimated it was about 2.5 to 3m long from tip of tail to head. The shark was very calm and so graceful swimming past us that I wasn’t concerned about it for a few minutes and we continued taking pics. Then you start thinking about the shark and what if scenarios until other divers in our group came over and we all decided to make a hasty exit. PT Hirschfield was in our group and the shark had headed straight for her and she had to fend it off with her camera. We weren’t sure what type of shark it was until we checked the photos to confirm it was a 7 Gill Shark. Photo taken with Sony NEX 7 with 16mm lens with fisheye convertor in a Nauticam housing with 2 x Inon Strobes.

Remember, There is a prize every Month of $25.00 Store Voucher. at the end of the year the 12 best Monthly Photo's will be Judged to find the overall winner for the year. who will receive the major prize donated by Scubapro. all photo's may be used by Australian Diving Instruction. Post your shot before 20th of every Month, @ 

https://www.facebook.com/ADIGEELONG/posts/2879763022109141  And we will reveal the Monthly winner 1st of the Month. Not sure your skills are sharp enough to enter? Well, join our PADI Digital Underwater Photography course and send us your best shot!

There will be a presentation for the best Photo of the Year at the Club Christmas Break Up 13th December Venue yet to be anounced.

(Photo's maybe used by ADI from time to time)