The search is on for the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019, and photographers are being urged to get their entries in before the closing date on 4 January. 

Based in Britain, the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest is widely regarded as the world’s best underwater photography competition, attracting thousands of entries, with the winners showcased around the world in mainstream media.

Last Chance to Enter Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Visitors attending the upcoming GO Diving show in February will get to see the winners first, as it will be home to an exhibition of large format prints from the competition and an award ceremony on stage on the Sunday. If you take underwater pictures, you could see your name in lights.

The contest has categories open to all photographers, as well as ones focused on British waters and those open only to photographers shooting with compact cameras. Entries close tomorrow (4 January) at midnight (GMT). 

For the full details, or to enter, visit:

To find out more about the GO Diving show, which runs from 22 to 24 February 2019 at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, visit:



  1. Press Release – Second Annual Tug of War ends in another RNLI victory.

    Mersey Divers Tug of War team valiantly sought to seek revenge for last year’s comprehensive defeat by the RNLI New Brighton Tug of War team. Alas, whilst we have made up some ground on the RNLI team who boast some formidable members amongst them. Nevertheless, Mersey Divers were able to hold the RNLI New Brighton team for several minutes before the inevitable collapse in our line. His worship, The Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Geoff Watt was the referee for the battle and can be seen at the helm of the Merseydiver 1, one of our two RIBs.

    Speaking afterwards, Tony Fitzpatrick , Diving Officer of Mersey Divers (BSAC Branch 5) said “ Our team has now had two opportunities to take on the New Brighton RNLI lads, and our team is still only learning the ropes of Tug of War, the strategy and tactics employed by well-practiced and skilled teams. Next year we will be returning to take on the RNLI lads with 2020 vision!”

    Mersey Divers are based in Wallasey, and train at Guinea Gap Baths every week (Thursday 7.30 -8.30pm), and use the very proven BSAC training programme from initially Try- Dive experiences, then from Ocean Diver to Advanced Diver. All delivered by our in-house training team.

    Contact Alan Jones, Chair of Mersey Divers (Branch 5) on 07738 782405 for any additional information.

    Press Release Ends


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