The second iteration of a rather unique contest between two teams of underwater photographers competing in two places half the world apart is set to take place in June 2018.

The Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout will take place June 15-23, 2018, at the Lembeh Resort in Indonesia and the Gulen Diver Resort in Norway to decide which team of underwater shutterbugs can come up with the best images in a series of team and individual categories.

During the 2016 Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout, after an intense battle and by a narrow margin, the Lembeh team eventually proved victorious.

Round two begins next year. The teams will be guided and mentored by professional and acclaimed underwater photographers, striving to produce amazing images.

According to our friends at Wetpixel:

“The quality of images that were produced by the teams in 2016 under contest conditions is a true tribute to their abilities. The 2018 SHOOTOUT will provide the same challenges and an opportunities for all photographers to show their mettle. Join a team and help decide which will be the winner!”

The competition will feature online streaming and live interviews, social media updates, structured learning opportunities, and live online coverage by Wetpixel, and other media.

For more info, contact Gulen Dive Resort or Lembeh Resort for details on diving and accommodation packages for the Shootout.

Round Two Of Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout To Take Place In June 2018 (Photo credit: Morten Bjørn Larsen)
Round Two Of Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout To Take Place In June 2018 (Photo credit: Morten Bjørn Larsen)

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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.

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