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FIRST EVER ECO DIVERS ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST

Send us your favourite photo and win your next holiday, your photo can WIN you 4 nights/3 days of diving at Eco Divers Lembeh!

Make sure all your friends vote for your picture, have the highest rated photo and go on a diving trip for FREE.

The three highest voted pictures will receive the following prizes:

FIRST PRIZE:
A package of 4 nights/3 days of diving at Eco Divers Lembeh for one person.

The prize includes (but it is not limited to):

  • 4 nights accommodation in an air-conditioned room (double/twin sharing)

  • 3 days of boat diving on air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights

  • Airport transfers

  • Free internet access

  • And much more!

SECOND PRIZE:

3 days of diving on air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day) with Eco Divers Lembeh for one person.

THIRD PRIZE:

One day of diving on air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day) with Eco Divers Lembeh for one person.

How To Participate

Send your photo to [email protected]
Entrance period is from 00:00 on 21 May to 23:59 on 30 June 2015 (GMT +8).
Photos will be uploaded on Eco Divers’ Blog, one photo in a single post and shared on our social media pages.
Voting period is from 00:00 on 21 May to 23:59 on 5 July 2015 (GMT +8).
Each person can rate each photo only once, by clicking the star on the photo’s post.
The winning photos will be determined by the highest number of votes.
The winners will be announced by 10 July 2015 on Eco DIvers’ blog and website, the prize should be claimed by 31 March 2016.

Photo Requirements

The file name should be as follows: title_by_name_surname.jpeg for example manta_by_john_doe.jpeg
1200px (longest side) X 650px (shortest side) minimum
250kb max.
jpeg format
sRGB color profile

Contest Rules

The entrant should be 18 years old or older.
Each entrant can submit only one entry.
Eco Divers’ employees are not allowed to participate.
Photos should be taken below and/or above the water surface, they could be underwater or topside photos, but the subject should be the ocean and marine life.
The images can be used by the organizer royalty free to promote the competition on Eco Divers’ website and related social media. This includes press releases to magazines who can also publish royalty free, but only in the context of an article specifically about the contest and with full credit to the photographer. Likewise, we have royalty free use throughout this website and for any publication that this website may produce. The images will not be sold on to any third party for any commercial use without the photographer’s express written permission.
All images must be entrant copyright and model release obtained (if appropriate).
No contact details, e-mail addresses, HTML tags, or URL links on the photo.
Uploading an image is deemed to be acceptance of these rules.
Prizes cannot be redeemed in cash and they are not transferable.
Marine animals should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo.
Entries will first be screened by our moderators and it is their own right to accept a photo.

For further info, email us!

First prize Inclusion and exclusions
4 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned room (double/twin sharing)
3 days of boat diving on Air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights
Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water
Airport porter service
Airport transfers
Welcome drink
Free internet access
Taxes
The Meal Plan begins with dinner on arrival day and ends with breakfast on departure day – all other meals will be charged extra. Exclusions: Tips, drinks, equipment rental, Nitrox fills, night-dives, land-tours, spa services, telephone calls, laundry service, mini bar purchases.

The Lembeh Fish & Critter Hunt 2015, with Ned & Anna DeLoach

Want to learn all about marine life? Then there’s no better place to be than at Eco Divers Resort Lembeh in October and November 2015.

Ned & Anna DeLoach, co-authors of the best-selling series of marine identification field guides including Reef Fish Identification – Tropical Pacific and Reef Creature Identification – Tropical Pacific, and the marine life column Encounters in Alert Diver magazine, and Critter Hunt in Scuba Diving, will be running FREE week-long workshops on reef fish and invertebrate identification, behaviour and photography.

This one’s not to be missed! Plenty of diving, discovery and underwater fun, plus nightly presentations.

Dates:

  • Week 1     31 October – 07 November 2015

  • Week 2     7 – 14 November 2015

The week’s activities include:

  • Reef fish and invertebrate identification and behavior

  • Daily underwater fish and critter hunts for the area’s most celebrated species

Underwater Photo/Video Workshop:

  • How to capture winning marine wildlife portraits

  • Tips on getting close to elusive subjects

  • Framing your subject

  • Waiting for the right moment

Special Nightly Presentations include:

  • Cephalopod behavior: The outrageous antics of octopus, cuttlefish and squid

  • Symbiosis and Camouflage: Hiding in plain sight

  • The diverse reproductive behavior of reef fishes

We guarantee that after spending an energizing week of fun and learning with a group of like-minded friends, diving will never be the same!

USD 1347/person
Price includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned room (double/twin sharing)
  • 6 days of boat diving on Air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights
  • Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water
  • Lembeh Fish and Critter Hunt Workshop
  • Airport porter service
  • Airport transfers
  • Welcome drink
  • Free internet access
  • Taxes

Please note that the Meal Plan begins with dinner on arrival day and ends with breakfast on departure day – all other meals will be charged extra. Exclusions: Tips, drinks, equipment rental, Nitrox fills (on Air packages), night-dives, land-tours, spa services, telephone calls, laundry service, mini bar purchases.

Email [email protected] or book your place today!

ALEX TATTERSALL’S PHOTO WORKSHOP – 14 to 27 March 2015

After a fantastic trip to the Philippines, Alex now focuses on taking a group out to Indonesia.
Margaret from Rochester was on the latest trip and here’s what she had to say: “This was a photography trip. I have not been to a better place to learn more about my camera with the range of subjects available. The resort was fantastic in all areas, room, food, staff and diving. I was up early every morning and could not wait to do more dives. In fact I did more dives than I have ever done before in the 9 days available”.

The success of this photoworkshop lies with the fabulous leader Alex Tattersall. He says “I’ve just come back from a great workshop in the Philippines and have put together another for March 2015 that I thought you might like to know about. We are going to Indonesia and staying 6 nights in Lembeh and 6 nights in Manado with Eco Divers. Total of 10 days diving with a mix of both wide and macro photography opportunities. Places are limited so early reservation is advised.

The workshop will be focused around various techniques, composition, focus modes, selecting subject matter, use of shallow depth of field and slow shutter speeds. I’ll also have on hand a range of diopters, light shaping devises, fluorescence filters for all to play with”.

Dates: 14-27th March 2015
Tour: 6 nights each at Eco Divers Manado & Lembeh
Diving: 10 days diving – 3 dive per day
Board: Full board