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Inaugural Annual Lord Howe Island Underwater Photo Shootout
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 13, 2017 @ 05:30 AM (EST)

The inaugural Annual Lord Howe Island Underwater Photo Shootout has been announced. The event, which runs from June 2–12, 2017, gives participants the opportunity to win various trip and gear prizes, as well as attend photo workshops run by renowned underwater photographer Scott Portelli. There are 10 different prize categories, including categories for amateurs, videographers, and over-under enthusiasts.

For more information, check out the press release below.


Prodive Lord Howe Island have teamed up with international award winning underwater photographer Scott Portelli to bring you the first Annual Lord Howe Island Underwater Photo Shootout competition event.

Not only is this the event of the season, it is also the most affordable time to visit World Heritage Lord Howe Island and dive in this amazing pristine place.

The package includes return flights from Sydney, 10 nights accommodation at Leanda Lei Apartments, return airport transfers, 10 dive package around Lord Howe Island, 2 night dives, all dive gear, and gala dinner at the Golf Club to conclude the event and announce the winners.

Attend workshops with award winning wildlife and underwater photographer Scott Portelli to learn more about your photography or tweak what you already know. Workshops will include practical in field and in classroom techniques.

The prize categories include Wide, Macro, Black & white, Video (under 2 mins), Endemic Species, Split (Over/Under Shot), Portraits, Behaviour, Portfolio, and Amateur.

Prizes include a dive holiday on Lord Howe Island for two people including return flights (domestic) courtesy of Qantas, one week's accommodation at Leanda Lei Apartments and 10 dive package; 7 day humpback whale tour in Tonga with Scott Portelli; dive gear including a Suunto Zoop Novo; camera gear; and more.

To find out more: www.prodivelordhoweisland.com.au/products/shootout. Click here to book your space on this event.

Scott’s Bio

Scott Portelli is an award winning wildlife, nature, aerial and underwater photographer with a background in journalism and media. His photography has been highly awarded internationally and is recognised for its unique ability to capture rare moments in time.

A member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) he is regarded as a leading professional in his field. Scott has spent thousands of hours in remote locations across the globe filming and photographing wildlife, the underwater environment and wild places.

About Lord Howe Island

A maximum limit of only 400 visitors are allowed on the island at any one time which makes Lord Howe Island a brilliant destination for a quiet getaway. Lord Howe Island is World Heritage listed and a NSW Marine Park. The Island has been very heavily protected from development so you won’t find any big resorts or high rises, you won’t even find a traffic light. Most of all there is no mobile phone reception so you can leave your hassles at home. Lord Howe Island is a very safe destination to bring the family.

Pro Dive Lord Howe Island take small numbers of divers on each trip (a maximum of 10) and have a very vibrant reef system with a large variety of both tropical and temperate water marine life. Most dive sites are a quick 15 minute boat trip from the Pro Dive Lord Howe Island shop, so no all day boat trips to get to the reef. There are over 60 dive sites to choose from catering for all experience levels.








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