Discovery Passage Underwater Photography Shootout

Discovery Passage Underwater Photography Shootout

The inaugural Discovery Passage Underwater photography Shootout is being held this year from Feb 15 to April 15 2021

This shootout is brought to you by Eiko Jones and Roger McDonell (Dive Campbell River)

Photographers of all experience levels are welcome to submit images.

All images need to have been shot within the bounds of Discovery Passage, and in the last three years. 

The purpose of this is to highlight local diving in the Campbell River region and to offer a competition that is solely focused on cold water diving. 

Due to Covid-19 we do not want to be promoting unnecessary travel this year so are only promoting people to come and shoot during this time if they are from the immediate vicinity. In future years we aim to make it a destination shootout, along the lines of the Monterey Bay Shootout, where everyone gathers together at a similar time to “shoot it out” 

We have an esteemed panel of three international judges. David Salvatori, Richard Salas, and Doug Perrine.

There will be one Grand Prize Winner, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in three categories-

Wide angle, Macro, and Compact Camera.

Entry fees to the shootout will be $10 for a maximum of ten entries over all categories.


For complete shootout rules click HERE

Overall Grand Prize Winner

One image will be selected as the overall winner and be granted the Grand Prize valued at $1130

Prize  includes-

Two tank boat dive for two people on Campbell Rivers newest dive charter boat Ocean Guardian

One night accommodation in Campbell River at the Comfort Inn and Suites

A meal for two at  the Riptide marine Pub

A Big Blue VTL 3800 Dual Beam video light


Wide Angle Category

1st Prize- Shearwater Research Peregrine Dive Computer. Value $625

2nd Prize-  Two person / two tank boat dive charter with Abyssal Diving. Value $300

3rd Prize- Apex VX1 Mask (Black). Value $200

Macro Category

1st Prize-  Kraken Hydra 3500 Video Light.  Value $675

2nd Prize- SLS Photography tripod tray and legs.  Value $375

3rd Prize-  Hollis Mask. Value $200



Compact Camera Category

1st Prize- Gift Certificate to Ocean Fix Dive store. Provided by Campbell River Arts Council on behalf of the Art and Eath Festival. Value $600

2nd Prize- Kraken Hydra 1500 Light Value $240

3rd Prize- Hollis LED 6 Dive Light and Zeagle Deluxe SMB.  Value $200


Thanks to all our prize sponsors for this shootout. 

cr arts council
ocean fix diving
comfort inn and suites campbell river
art and earth festival logo