22 Sep 2009

PADI Diving Society’s Photo Contest Deadline Approaching

Each year, PADI Diving Society produces a limited-edition Society membership card for more than 175,000 Society members worldwide. In the past, PADI Offices have used photos from internal collections or invited renowned underwater photographers to provide images for each card. This year, the PADI Diving Society is inviting all novice and professional underwater photographers to participate in a photo contest: The winning image will be displayed on the 2010 Society membership card. 2009 Society Member Card Turtle and Diver


Participants can submit up to three photos* showcasing their best underwater or dive lifestyle images and all entries must be received by 22 September 2009. Judges from PADI Offices and affiliated PADI Diving Society publications will pick the top images and open this select group for final public voting in October 2009. Look for opportunities to participate or vote at padi.com, the PADI Blog, MySpace or Facebook pages. The winner will be announced in November 2009 and will receive photo credit, a certificate of recognition, global exposure and bragging rights!

How to participate:
Submit up to three photos* of your best underwater or diving lifestyle photos as high resolution images minimum 300 dpi; in a horizontal digital image in proportion to 9.56 x 6.4cm or 3.75 x 2.5 inches.

2008 Member CardHow to Submit Your Entry:
1. Email all entries (maximum of three photographs) to your affiliated PADI Diving Society office with subject header: 2010 Society membership card entry. – Society office details below
2. Include your name, mailing address, contact number and Society membership number, if applicable.
3. All entries must be accompanied with a signed Photo Release document. – Available from your Society office


To find your local office- visit padidivingsociety.com and look for the 2010 PADI Diving Society membership card icon or link. Or find your office below!

PADI Americas/ Sport Diver Readers:
Visit www.padi.com/societyphotocontest for details or email aja.smith@padi.com

PADI Asia Pacific/ Scuba Diver AustralAsia Readers:
Click here for more details or email padidivingsociety@padi.com.au

PADI International/ Sport Diver UK Readers:
email pds@padi.co.uk

*All entries must be accompanied by a signed photo release. Deadline is 22 September 2009.

Sea&Sea Announces Housing for Canon EOS DSLR

SEA&SEA announces the availability of the MDX-5D MKII DSLR housing for the 21.1MP Canon EOS 5D MKII.
The MDX-5D MKII is part of SEA&SEA's MDX housing series which is precisely crafted from solid block aluminum and designed for ultimate performance and ergonomics.

According to Sea&Sea marketing officials, this housing was designed exclusively for the Canon EOS. "The Canon EOS 5D is one of the most popular and in demand SLR cameras on the market today. It's a natural fit for us to create an underwater housing to meet this growing market demand. Sea&Sea customers have quickly discovered how functional our housing designs are and this new model is creating significant buzz in the industry."

Specific details about this product can be found here: New Sea&Sea Housing for Canon EOS

Among the products highlights are:

  • Every detail of the housing is precision CNC machined. Ergonomically designed for ease of use. Manufactured from solid block aluminum alloy with all edges carefully polished.
  • The housing is protected by a highly corrosion resistant anodized (black) coating. The coating provides the housing from environmental corrosion and abrasions.
  • TTL strobe photography is possible when used with product SS-50118 YS Converter C (optional).
  • Large A/R (anti-reflective) coated LCD rear display window for full viewing of camera display.
  • Equipped with a 0.66x pick-up viewfinder standard. An interchangeable .8x viewfinder (optional) is also available.
  • Both the main command dial and sub command dial are operable while holding the hand grips due to advanced ergonomic design.
  • MDX-5D MKII: Part #SS-06149, MSRP: $3,695.00

For more information on the MDX housing products and new releases from SEA&SEA, please visit the seaandsea.com or contact your local authorized SEA&SEA retailer.


Sea&Sea Announces Housing for Canon EOS DSLR