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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.!

Ocean Art is one of the most prestigious nature photo contests in the world, and the winning images represent some of the best underwater photographs of the year. Photographers from over 60 countries entered images, and over $75,000 in sponsor prizes have been awarded, making the Ocean Art prize value among the highest in the world.

Winners were asked to rank their prize choices and were awarded 1 prize based on totaling points from all their winning photos.

El Galleon/Asia divers was a proud sponsor of this event and congratulates Pier Mane who won our prize, a 7 night dive package!

Pier Mane, racked up placements in 4 different categories.  Here are a couple of his winning shots:


3rd Place-mirrorless-macro


4th Place Reefscape

I also want to congratulate Gyno Symus who has been diving with us several times before, for getting a 1st  and 3rd place in the completion. Gino was also one of the Hugycup winners a few years ago here. We’re always happy to see our good friends win some of these photo competitions!


1st  Place Marine Life Behavior


3rd Place Reefscape

See more of the winning photos here:

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