The First “Timor-Leste Dive Photo Contest” will engage world class photographers to showcase Timor-Leste’s tremendous scuba diving potential and promote its’ marine-based tourism to the world. The contest will also serve as a mechanism to provide education on the environment, bio diversity and many marine based opportunities that the pristine waters of Timor can offer the people of Timor-Leste.







All of the contests diving will be shore based and the contest will feature 12 dive sites which are within a 1.5 hour drive of the capital of Timor-Leste, Dili. Each dive site have a coordination post, which will provide communications and first aid, PNTL security details, electronic charging facilities and refreshments for participants. Each participant will be assigned a vehicle with driver, a dive buddy/guide and a unique multiple tank swapping system that will allow near unlimited access over the entire competition at all of the sites. This will allow divers to participate and compete at the highest level possible while ensuring a world-class level of safety.

In addition there will be a centralized event center in Dili which will be open to participants 24 hrs. a day. The event center will provide wet and dry areas for gear and its maintenance. There will also be internet access and computer stations for the preparation of participants images.








Registered Photographers in the
1st International Dive Photo Contest of Timor-Leste

Well done to the following photographers who have successfully applied for our invitational shoot out in Timor-Leste, this October. We expect our list to grow rapidly over the following weeks so if you re interested in participating don't be shy to get in touch!




Personal Details:

Name: Ivan Choong
Nationality: Singaporean
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/i-nsc




Camera: Olympus E-3, Olympus E-500
Housing: Ikelite
Strobe: Inon




Published in a huge variety of international magazines










Personal Details:

Name: Muljadi Pinneng Sulungbudi
Nationality: Indonesian
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinneng/




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing:
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published in a huge variety of international magazines  and entered in numerous contests

Personal Details:

Name: Eunice Effendi
Nationality: Indonesian
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/euneun/




Camera: Canon EOS 40
Housing: Sea and Sea
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published in an international magazine and entered in competitions
Personal Details:

Name: Fontaine Denton
Nationality: American
Website: http://www.fontainedenton.blogspot.com




Camera: Canon 500 D
Housing: Sea and Sea 450 D
Strobe: Sea and Sea YS-27




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Personal Details:

Name: Kandis Semidang
Nationality: Indonesian
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kandis310




Camera: Canon EOS 40 D
Housing: Ikelite
Strobe: Ikelite




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Personal Details:

Name: Delian Yusuf Sulaiman
Nationality: Indonesian
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Personal Details:

Name: Hendra Tan
Nationality: Indonesian
Website:




Camera: Nikon D200 + D300
Housing: Sea and Sea
Strobe: Sea and Sea Strobes YS250 + YS90




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Personal Details:

Name: Ana Borges
Nationality: Portuguese
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Camera: Nikon D40X
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Personal Details:

Name:Alessandro (Alex) Grioni
Nationality: Italy
Website: www.alexgrioni.com




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: S&S
Strobe: Inon Z240 x2




Published in magazines and placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name:David Baxter
Nationality: Australian
Website: www.aquapix.com.au




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: Aquatica AD300s
Strobe: Inon Z240 x 2 + YS250 x 2




Published in magazines and placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name:Debi Henshaw
Nationality: British
Website: www.digitaldiving.co.uk




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: Nautican
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published in magazines and won/placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name: Jeffrey de Guzman
Nationality: Filipino
Website:




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: Sea and Sea MDX- D300
Strobe: Sea and Sea YS - 250




Published in magazines and won/placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name: Alex Tatterstall
Nationality: British
Website: www.uwvisions.com




Camera: Canon 7D
Housing: Nauticam
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published in magazines
Personal Details:

Name: Darren Jew
Nationality: Australian
Website: www.darrenjew.com




Camera: Canon EOS 5DmkII
Housing: Aquatica
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published in magazines and placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name: David Henshaw
Nationality: British
Website: www.digitaldiving.co.uk




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: Nauticam
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published in magazines and won/placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name: Bambang Sugiantoro
Nationality: Indonesian
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/mbambangs




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: Sea & Sea MDX-D300
Strobe: Sea & Sea YS250Pro




Published in magazines and placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name: Doug Anderson
Nationality: Australian
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/douga




Camera: Olympus E-520
Housing: Olympus PT-E05
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published and won/placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name:  Robert Christie
Nationality: USA
Website:




Camera: Minolta Dynax 7D
Housing: BS Kinetics
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published
Personal Details:

Name:  Dewi Wilaisono
Nationality: Indonesian
Website:




Camera: Nikon D700
Housing: Sea and Sea
Strobe: Ikelite D200




Published
Personal Details:

Name:  Edvin Eng
Nationality: Malaysian
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/eddman




Camera: Lumix GH1 & Lumix LX3
Housing: Nautilus and 10Bar
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published in magazines and won competitions
Personal Details:

Name:  Thomas Ozanne
Nationality: British
Website: www.arewedreaming.com




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: Subal ND-30
Strobe: Inon Z240




Published in magazines
Personal Details:

Name:  Chris Paleracio
Nationality: Filipino
Website:




Camera: Nexus D2X
Housing: Nexus D2X
Strobe: Inon Z220




Published in magazines and won/placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name:  Mark Thomas
Nationality: Welsh
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/marknthomas




Camera: Nikon D3
Housing: Sea and Sea Housing
Strobe: Twin Sea and Sea 110 Strobes




Published in magazines
Personal Details:

Name:  Fred Bavendam
Nationality: American
Website:




Camera: Nikon D700
Housing: Seacam D700
Strobe: Ikelite Substrobe 161




Published in magazines
Personal Details:

Name:  Kay Burn Lim
Nationality: Australian
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/kay_burn_/sets/




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: Sea and Sea Housing
Strobe: Sea and Sea YS-110a strobes




Published in magazines
Personal Details:

Name:  Soren Egeburg
Nationality: Danish
Website: www.zeamonkey.com




Camera: Canon 7D
Housing: Aquatica
Strobe: Sea and Sea YS-110




Published in magazines and placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name:  Derek Haslam
Nationality: British
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/dirks_images/




Camera: Canon 3D
Housing: Sea and Sea
Strobe: Sea and Sea YS-110a




Published in magazines and won/placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name:  EunJae Im
Nationality: Republic of Korea
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/ejbali




Camera: Canon 450D
Housing: Sea and Sea RDX-450D
Strobe: Sea and Sea YS-110a




Published in magazines and won/placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name:  Gary Brennand
Nationality: Australian
Website: www.garlin-photography.com




Camera: Nikon D300
Housing: Aquatica A300
Strobe: Sea and Sea YS-110




Published in magazines and won/placed in competitions
Personal Details:

Name:  Ria Qorina Lubis
Nationality: Indonesian
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/rialubis/




Camera: Canon 350D
Housing: Sea and Sea
Strobe: Sea and Sea




Published in magazines