One of the great things about the web is the combination of diversity and relevance that websites represent to those who read them. Interested in wreck diving? Underwater photography or video? Cold water diving? The web offers each niche its own rightful place in the world and brings like minded people together around specific content and tools like never before. To drive this point home, a search for "scuba diving" on Google returns over 2.4 million web pages, and just "Wreck diving" brings back 324,000 web pages.
In the US, we share a common language and there are a handful of large diving related websites competing for different niches in a really big market. In Europe and other parts of the world, several large websites have started to dominate the more fragmented markets in different languages. Our international audience knows this well. Two of the largest diving websites in Europe have collaborated to launch "The Best Scuba Web Awards". Scubaportal.net, which operates both an Italian and English version, and Plongeur.com, a French language website, developed these awards to recognize excellence in various website categories.
DivePhotoGuide is honored to have received the award fro Best UW Video & Photo website. We also congratulate the winners of all the other categories and the organizers for putting on a great award program.
The 2007 categories and winners are as follows:
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