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PHOTO CONTEST Let the battle begin!


We are very excited for our 2nd Annual photo contest here at the Playground Dive Shop! We want to see where your PADI takes you and help you show off your underwater photography talents!

Photos can be submitted electronically and they will be posted on social media accounts for voting. Ties and final judge will be an impartial photographer. All images must be photographed in the year they are submitted.  There are 3 categories of photos you can submit.

  1. MACRO PHOTO CATEGORY: Macro photos are underwater images where the subject is recorded as life size or greater on the camera's image sensor, also known as a 1:1 (or greater) reproduction ratio. Super macro photos — images depicting a subject that is smaller than a typical macro subject with a reproduction ratio greater than 1:1 — are also included in this category.
  2. WIDE-ANGLE CATEGORY: A wide-angle image is any photo that shows a wider angle of view than the human eye (35 mm focal length), including over-under images (half in the water, half out) and close-focus wide-angle images.
  3.  CONCEPTUAL CATEGORY: Photos entered in this category can be taken in any body of water, including a pool, and the main subject can be a person (a diver, free diver or model) or an abstract concept. There are no post-processing restrictions in this category.

Send your shot to the Playground Dive Shop before October 31st. Not sure your skills are sharp enough to enter? Well, join our PADI Digital Underwater Photography course.


1st Place in Category - $100 Voucher toward an International DIve Trip in 2019
2nd Place in Category - $50 Playground Dive Shop Gift Card
3rd Place in Category - $25 Playground Dive Shop Gift Card

prizes have no cash value and can not be combined.