Swim With Whales Competition – We have a Winner

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We are pleased to announce a winner in our Win a Swim with Whales Competition in association with the Ocean Film Festival 2016 – Alicia Shaw.

Alicia, a high school teacher, who only started diving March 2014 posted the winning entry “Gentle Giants on the Osprey Reef” via the Diveplanit App. The shot was taken in March 2016 on the North Horn dive, diving on a Mike Ball Expedition, and whilst fighting sea-sickness!

Alicia can look forward to the Whale Swim provided by Sunreef Mooloolaba with accommodation provided by Landmark Resort Mooloolaba. There were 180 photos submitted as part of the competition and we present the best of the finalists’ photos below too.

Finalist in the Ocean Film Festival 2016 Swim with Whales Competition with Diveplanit, Sunshine Coast Tourism and Sunreef Mooloolaba

 

Winner:

“Gentile Giants on the Osprey Reef”

Alicia Shaw

 

Finalist in the Ocean Film Festival 2016 Swim with Whales Competition with Diveplanit, Sunshine Coast Tourism and Sunreef Mooloolaba

 

“This dive site was new to me, sheer wall into the deep blue.simply stunning ”

Yvonne McKenzie

Finalist in the Ocean Film Festival 2016 Swim with Whales Competition with Diveplanit, Sunshine Coast Tourism and Sunreef Mooloolaba

 

“My love of the ocean stems from the marine life it sustains which comes in all shapes, sizes and levels of cuteness.”

Ryan Sault

Finalist in the Ocean Film Festival 2016 Swim with Whales Competition with Diveplanit, Sunshine Coast Tourism and Sunreef Mooloolaba

 

“Mandarin fish are exquisite animals. Each day on dusk they come together to mate, …”

Pete McGee

Finalist in the Ocean Film Festival 2016 Swim with Whales Competition with Diveplanit, Sunshine Coast Tourism and Sunreef Mooloolaba

 

“With the red crab migration come the whale sharks on Christmas Island . Managed to swim with this beautiful creature for …”

Yvonne McKenzie

 

Finalist in the Ocean Film Festival 2016 Swim with Whales Competition with Diveplanit, Sunshine Coast Tourism and Sunreef Mooloolaba

 

“One of the many Potato Cod found at Cod Hole GBR”

Alicia Shaw

 

Finalist in the Ocean Film Festival 2016 Swim with Whales Competition with Diveplanit, Sunshine Coast Tourism and Sunreef Mooloolaba

 

“NZ fur seal at Narooma NSW”

Alicia Shaw

 

Many thanks to all the contributors … there was an amazing variety of subjects … testament to how strongly we all feel about the ocean.