Team Captains announced for The Shootout 2018

The Shootout has announced the team captains for the inter resort shootout that is being held at Gulen Dive Resort, Norway and Lembeh Resort, Indonesia. Wetpixel Associate Editor and well known underwater photographer Alex Mustard will head the Lembeh team, while another big hitter in underwater photography world, Keri Wilk will lead the Gulen contingent. The Shootout is being held from 15 to 23 June 2018 and both resorts are still seeking team members to participate in this amazing event, please contact Lembeh Resort or Gulen Diver Resort directly for details of packages.

Press release

The Shootout: Lembeh vs Gulen (The Rematch)

Two eminent pro underwater photographers join The Shootout as team captains for 2018

The Shootout, which will be held from 15 to 23 June 2018, will pitch two teams head to head in a live underwater photography contest. One team will be located in the beautiful Gulen Dive Resort, Norway with their counterparts at the equally beautiful Lembeh Resort, Indonesia. The first contest, in 2016, resulted in the narrowest of last minute victories for the team from Lembeh.

Alex Mustard

The 2018 event is proud to announce that captaining the Lembeh team in Indonesia will be the world-renown professional photographer, Alex Mustard. In the corner for Gulen Dive Centre, Norway will be another big hitter of the underwater imaging world, Keri Wilk.

Keri Wilk

Keri captained the Gulen team in 2016, so he has a point to prove:

If last year’s 3-round nail-biter was any indication of what to expect, we should have another exciting battle on our hands,” and went on to state, “last year, Team Gulen showed the world that we could indeed compete with Lembeh. Next year, however, we aim to show that we can WIN!

Both captains will not only be providing guidance to their teams on how to get the winning shots but also will be making tactical decisions about image selection. They will, of course, be helping team members to create stunning imagery that extracts the very best of their photographic ability.

Alex says: “Team Lembeh won the last shootout, so the pressure is on me this time! It’s such a fun event where the team has to all work together to ensure that everyone gets great images to be sure of success.”

The Shootout will feature a program of live broadcasts and reports from the event, including discussions with the captains and teams.

Both Gulen Dive Resort and Lembeh Resort are actively seeking team members to help them to win. If you think you have what it takes and would like to participate in what will be the most talked about and fun event in underwater imaging during 2018, please contact Gulen Dive Resort or Lembeh Resort directly.

Two continents, two hemispheres, two climates: ONE WINNER