Uepi Island Resort Review
Photos and text about the Uepi Island Resort, a remote dive resort on Marovo Lagoon in the Solomon Islands
SEA 2004 Correction
Our apologies for leaving John Durden out of the mentioned Wetpixel members. John won first place in the Novice Print category. Congratulations, John!
SeaLife offers holiday rebates
Sealife has announced holiday rebates for their underwater digital cameras (DC300 / DC310 $25,
DC310 Pro Set $50,
DC310 Digital MAXX $100)
To claim your rebate, camera must be purchased between November 22nd and December 31st, 2004 at an authorized SeaLife retailer.
NCUPS SEA 2004 Winners
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s NCUPS SEA 2004 Photo Contest! We’ve assembled a list of the winners, which include many Wetpixel members. In particular, Todd Mintz swept the entire novice category, winning every possible placement – and the Best of Digital award – with his amazing images. Other Wetpixel members who placed include Kasey Canton, Herb Ko, Rand McMeins, Christopher Menjou, Joe Belanger, Linda Cline, and John Durden. Kasey, Herb, Rand, Christopher, Joe, and John all placed first in various categories. Kasey also won Best of Prints and beat out all of the professional entries, winning the Bob Comer Award for Excellence in Underwater Photography, and Joe Belanger won Best of Slides. Continue reading for full result list!
Sept/Oct Photo Contest Extended
The Sep/Oct Official Photo Contest has been extended to end on November 30th, 2004! Again, apologies for the delay. Apologies for the delayed judging – we are going to redefine how the official contests work when Wetpixel gets an overhaul in the first quarter of 2005.
Aquatica Kodak Housing
We have just posted some sample underwater photos taken by Mauricio Handler as well as a few shots of the new Aquatica housing for the 14 megapixel Kodak 14n/ProSLRn. I too own a Kodak ProSLRn and I'm excited to give this housing a try. Make sure to check out Mauricio's sample images, taken with the older Kodak 14n. They look great posted at web size, but when printed at 20” x 30” is when these megapixel monsters really show their stuff.
Ocean Brite / Equinox Housings
Ocean Brite Systems and Equinox Underwater Products are pleased to announce the release of the Universal Underwater Digital Vision Housing.
The new housing is designed to fit in excess of 40 different digital cameras from a wide variety of manufacturers such as: Canon, Casio, Fuji, HP, Kodak, Kyocera, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Sony & Toshiba, and is offered in two configurations–the Standard Housing (5 Controls) and the Pro Housing (all major controls, camera dependent).
Ocean Brite also carries a full line of optional accessories for these Housings including; a 20mm Wide Angle Lens, a 2X Macro Lens, Color Correcting Filters, Single and Dual Digital Slave or Digital TTL Flash Packages (camera dependent).
p> Go to Ocean Brite’s web site (link below) and check the list to see if your Digital Camera is among those that they support.
Humpbacks in Tonga w/Stan Waterman
- December edition of DIVEMAG now available to download (via )
- Japanese super sub discovered off Hawaii (via )
- December issue of DIVE magazine available to download (via )
- Seahorse shape aids stealth hunting techniques (via BBC)
- Protecting underwater real estate for fish (via )
- NOAA and state shark fin bans (via )
- New marine conservation zones for UK (via BBC)
- Video: Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef (via BBC)
- Hawaii’s Lake Waiau mysteriously disappearing (via )
- Tube worms fluorescence due to Vitamin B (via )