Representatives from Sunset Bay Club, Dive , , Irie Safari, & Nature Island Dive all attended he Dive Fest’s First Annual Divemaster Photo Fish ID COmpetition. It was a good turn out and all participants enjoyed themselves.
Jerry Beaty – Associate Publisher, Dive Training Magazine
Barry & Ruth Guimbellot – Dive Training Magazine Staff Photographers
Joe Ifi – Manager SeaLife Cameras
Arun “Izzy” Madisetti – Sous Cook and associate bottle washer, Dive Fest
Points were awarded for clarity of photo, number of identifiable species from the list provided and composition/artistic integrity. Most participants opted to chase species in the fish category, while the smarter photographers concentrated mainly on the coral and invertebrate species amassing points there before trying to chase down fish.
Woody Lawrence – 38 points
Wins a Sealife D600 Elite camera
Kian Benjamin – 35 points
Wins a Sealife Reefmaster Mini underwater camera
Sherman Julien – 33 pts
Wins an Oceanic Manta wrist computer
Two other categories were awarded Best Photo and Honourable mention, both selected by the judges (except Izzy).
Kian Benjamin – Social Feather duster Worms
Wins Dinner for 2 at La Robe Creole
Jamie – Golden zoanthids
Wins Lunch or dinner for two at Corner House Cafe
Kian – Turtle portrait
Wins $200 clothing voucher at Pennywise, sponsored by Best Buy