Meet underwater photography legends at the 2019 Underwater Tour

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Get ready for an evening of inspiration, adventure and discovery at the 2019 Underwater Tour; a stellar international line-up of underwater photographers will be appearing at the nationwide touring speaker event. LIVE on stage from the 9th to 14th May, David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes and William Tan will showcase extraordinary images and share stories of discovery from behind the lens.

Doubilet and Hayes, National Geographic legends and undoubtedly the world’s most recognisable and inspirational ambassadors of the oceans, are on their way from upstate New York to Australia to keynote the Underwater Tour 2019.

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David Doubilet’s 75+ feature publications with National Geographic document the diversity of marine environments – from equatorial coral reefs to life beneath the polar ice. Feature presenter of National Geographic Live, contributing editor and author of 12 books, he is the recipient of many awards including The Academy of Achievement Award, The Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award and The Lennart Nilsson Award in Scientific Photography.

Jennifer Hayes’ photography and journalism is underpinned by her marine science background and focus on science communication and conservation of endangered species.  Her current work includes documenting the global status of UNESCO World Heritage Site coral reef ecosystems at risk of climate change and documenting harp seals as a Face of Climate Change. She is the recipient of the Presidents Medal for natural history, a trustee of the Shark Research Institute and Explorer Club National Fellow.

A pioneer of the blackwater macro underwater photography niche, William Tan is the Master of ‘blackro’. Tan captures images of the phototaxic movement of plankton and wonderfully bizarre marine critters in their nightly vertical migration from the deep or mid-water column to the shallows. If you’ve seen everything and dived everywhere, William’s blackro images are guaranteed to pique your curiosity and have you wanting to set out on new adventures.

Click here to purchase tickets to an Underwater Tour event near you:

Tickets are on sale now from $75. For more information: www.underwatertour.com.au

BONUS: All attendees will receive a 12-month digital subscription to Ocean Geographic valued at $20.

PLUS! At each event there are great prizes to win:

  • One of 10 copies of Elysium Antarctic book valued at USD 100 each
  • 2 AU$300 Diveplanit Travel Vouchers to spend on your next dive trip*
  • 2 US$800 travel vouchers for use with OceanGeographic Fakarava Sharks & Groupers Spawning expedition 2019*
  • 2 US$500 travel vouchers for use with OceanGeographic Cuba Gardens of the Queen expedition 2020*

…and one overall winner could nab Garmin Descent MkI dive computer worth $1399

*AU$300 Diveplanit voucher can only be used on a dive/stay holiday package worth a minimum of AU$1500. Airfares not included. Travel must be booked before 30 November 2019, with travel before 31 May 2020. OceanGeographic vouchers can only be used for the trips specified.

2019 Underwater Tour: meet a stellar international line-up of underwater photographers including David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes and William Tan.