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Sharkwater Premiere raises $1500 for turtle rehabilitation

Australian Seabird Rescue is excited about the sell-out of the Sharkwater premiere: “On the night we raised $1,500. Fanstastic! The money raised will be used to upgrade the sea water filtration systems on our turtle rehabilitation tank. Maintaining water quality is of great importance to the rehabilitation of sea turtles, and is only limited by the […]

2008 Byron Underwater festival recap

The Byron Underwater Festival 2008 - sun, fun & record crowds by Tim and Wandy Hochgrebe - published 8 May 2008 The 2nd Byron Underwater Festival was a massive success. Sell out events and activities, glorious weather and calm seas made this an event to remember for everyone. Almost 60 people from all over Australia came […]

Marine Visions 2008 winners

Best Photography Darren Jew with “Shark” Best Fine Art Paul Colbey with “Marine Playground” Best Environmental Awareness Dalian Pugh with “Resting Wobbegong” Best Sculpture Daniel Clements with “Shellform One” People’s Choice Katka Adams with “Those who go to sea without biscuits return without teeth”

Shoot out competition winners announced

Best Festival Video 1st prize - Choice of Ikelite SLR housing (inc port) / video housing or DS-125 deluxe strobe package Josh Jensen 2nd prize - Beuchat full wetsuit Jorina van der Westhuizen 3rd prize - DVD Guide to Creating Underwater Video Kieren Curry Best Festival Photograph - Novice 1st prize - Olympus Mju 850SW Lynton Burger 2nd prize - PADI Underwater Photography Specialty […]

Byron Underwater Festival Program now available for download

The Byron Underwater Festival program is finished and we would like to ask interested visitors, dive shops and dive clubs to download the A4 program here (344 kb). Printed handy festival programs are also available at Sundive, Byron Bay Dive Centre, Byron Community Centre and Planula Divers Retreat. For those booked into the shootout, a […]

Advanced Underwater Photography Workshop now fully booked

There are only a couple of spots left in the Beginners Underwater Photography Workshop and the Advanced one is now fully booked. If you are interested, make sure you secure one of these last two spots quickly. Mathieu Meur is coming all the way from Singapore and this is a very rare opportunity to learn […]

Win a case of PURE West Australian Madness!

MadFish Wines, as proud sponsors of the Byron Bay Underwater Festival 08 would like to offer you a chance to win a case of MadFish wine from Western Australia. Entries are now closed - However you can still join the MadFish Fish Bowl Wine Club where you can receive special member prices, access to new […]

Night Dive now confirmed on 30 April at Julian Rocks

SORRY - THIS DIVE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED A very rare and special treat. Night dives are something not often organised in Byron Bay so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to check out Byron underwater at night. For people booked into the shootout competition, you are allowed to submit photos from this […]

Sharkwater Australian Premiere at the Byron Underwater Festival

Hold onto your seats because this is big news ! The Byron Underwater Festival will be the first place in Australia to show the new and amazing shark documentary Sharkwater ! A must see film for anyone that loves the ocean. A film that already won dozens of awards at international film festivals. Sharkwater will be […]

Marine Visions Art Competion - Now Open for entries

As part of the Byron Underwater Festival 2008 we are hosting the 2nd inaugural open medium art competition ‘Marine Visions’ together with Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay. Marine Visions is now accepting entries. So show off your talent and send in your underwater related artwork. Over $3000 worth of prizes, your art displayed in Byron […]

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