What is a Photo Rally?

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The Annual Photo Rally at Scubadive West is great opportunity to improve your underwater photography skills and meet like minded divers participating in a fun competition.

Join us for this years event:

Scubadive West Photo Rally 23rd to 25th October 2015.


Aurelia on her Advanced Course at Mast of Julia T

Wide Angle photography on boat dives.


The competition is free to enter and only photos taken during the event can be submitted. Scubadive West offer a special package for registered participants, unlimited shore diving, one boat dive and all of your air fills during the event for just €40 per person!

There are three categories: Wide Angle Photography,  Macro Photography and Compact Camera Photography.

Our Shore Dive is bursting with marine life and offers unlimited opportunities for Macro photography. Scallops, Spider Crabs, Hermit Crabs, Pollock, Wrasse and all manner of Blenny are photogenic, and usually willing to have their photo taken!


Dogfish often 'snooze' on the seabed during the daytime

Chilled out Super Models on the shore dive


There are plenty of opportunites to get that winning Wide Angle photograph at the shore too. With the ’60 Footer’ ship wreck lying in 13 metres depth at the shore here and the Guinness Record Dive tower nearby, it is easy to find good composition for that wide angle shot.



Weightless wonderland

Get your buddy to come along.



Abundant Marine Life

Abundant Marine Life at the shore


Participants that would prefer to boat dive all weekend can avail of the Scubadive West Special Boat Diving Package,  4 boat dives and 3 air fills for just €130.


Jullia T by Sarah Tallon

Julia T. Winning photo, by Sarah Tallon.


Jewel Anemones on the Julia T

Jewel Anemones. Winning Photo by Maja Stankovski



We even have a compact camera category, so you can get involved even if you don’t have a high end camera or years of underwater photography experience!

In fact it is a great opportunity to learn tips and techniques from other divers.

Here are just some of the winning photographs from the Compact Camera Category in Scubadive West Photo Rally 2014.


Orange Lips by Martin Flood

Orange Lips by Martin Flood


Well done to Martin Flood, winner of 3rd Prize in our Compact Camera Category with his photo ‘Orange Lips’. Martin won the nifty SeaLife Aquapod for his colourful photograph of Sandalled Anemones. Thanks to Scubapro for this great prize.


Blenny by Eoghan Leahy

Blenny by Eoghan Leahy


Congratulations to Eoghan Leahy, winner of 2nd Prize in our Compact Camera Category with his photo ‘Blenny’. Eoghan wins the SeaLife Sea Dragon Mini Video Light for his photograph of a Tompot Blenny peering out from the Guinnes Record Dive tower. Thanks to Scubapro for this great prize.


The Eye by Nicky Jackson

The Eye by Nicky Jackson


Well done to Nicky Jackson, winner of 3rd Prize in our Macro Category with his photo ‘The Eye’. Nicky won the SUUNTO rucksack full of goodies for his extreme close up of a Dogfish’s Eye.
Thanks to SUUNTO for this great Prize!


November's Cover Shot

November’s Cover Shot

Daragh Norton’s winning shot in a previous Scubadive West photo competition, (taken while boat diving with us at Inishbofin)  made it onto the cover of Sport Diver magazine, so you never now where your hobby might take you!

Register for Scubadive West Photo Rally 2015 via our dedicated Competitions Website at


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