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‘Canary Islands Dive Photo Challenge’ Underway

Looks like the Canary Islands Tourism organization is getting into the underwater photography contest craze.

Promotur Turismo de Canarias has been holding the first iteration of the “The Canary Islands Dive Photo Challenge” contest, with 807 photos of the seabed off the Canary Islands already having been submitted since the contest began on February 18.

“Renowned for being a diver’s paradise, The Canary Islands hide a wonderful seabed, with a spectacular fauna and flora for anyone who likes to explore underwater treasures. The quality of the Canarian waters is internationally known for its transparency, allowing visibility of up to 30 meters. Having a consistent temperature of 20 degrees, allows a rich seabed full of biodiversity characterised by a volcanic relief full of caves, nooks and gorgeous reefs.”

The organization is offering underwater shutterbugs — pro or amateur — the chance to win prizes totalling more than 25,000 Euros/US$28,433.

Categories for professionals include “Portfolio,” “Diving,” “Wildlife,” “Wide-Angle Lens” and “Macro.” There’s also an “Amateur” category.

The deadline for submissions is May 19. For more info on the rules, etc, go to

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.