Win A Philippines Dive Holiday or a Paralenz with Original Diving and DIVE Magazine

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DIVE is teaming up with travel specialists Original Diving to offer readers the chance to win a luxury scuba diving holiday for two in the Philippines, a Paralenz Plus action camera, and the opportunity to be featured in DIVE Magazine's September print issue.

We are looking for your best and 'most original' underwater shot, it can be on any topic, on any camera from any location around the globe. We want to see how wonderful the underwater world is from your point of view. 

All you need to do to enter is upload your photograph to your Instagram account with the hashtag #OriginalDivePhoto, and also follow @originaldiving and @divemag on Instagram, and then follow the competition entry form below.

A shortlist of the Top 20 photographs will be featured in DIVE Magazine's Autumn print edition. Two overall winners will be selected by a panel of judges including top underwater photographer Dr Alex Mustard, Original Diving and DIVE Magazine.

Dr Alexander Mustard MBE, 44, from the UK is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading underwater photographers. He has been taking photographs underwater since he was nine years old and has worked as a full-time underwater photographer since 2004. His photographs have won many awards including regularly featuring in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year – appearing in 10 different books of winning pictures. Find out more about Alex at , and follow him on Instagram @AlexMustard1

'When I judge photo contests I am simply looking to be stunned' said Alex 'I always try and go into judging with a totally open mind, avoiding thinking about the types of pictures that could be winners. I prefer to react to the entries and simply choose what I feel are the most eye-catching images as winners. Winning pictures are likely to be graphically strong and promote the amazing subjects we have in the oceans or the experience of exploring beneath the sea. And remember you have to be in it to win it. No point saying 'I have something better' when the results come out, so don’t forget to add that hashtag when you share on Instagram.'

All entries must be made by 18th June 2019.

First Prize:

The first prize is a holiday for two to the beautiful Atmosphere Resort & Spa in the Philippines, seven nights, including transfers, full board, 20 dives with comp nitrox, two massages, a fitness/yoga class, a whale shark trip, wine tasting and private dinner.

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Second Prize:

The second prize is our favourite choice of underwater action cam, a Paralenz plus worth over £649. The Paralenz plus is the action cam made by divers,  for divers, rated to 250m without a housing and with an in-built  depth colour correction feature meaning no need for filters:

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For more about Original Diving and all the latest travel offers, visit, or follow the Original Diving Facebook page. 





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