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BSollP/Diver print competition winner

American photographer Marc Montocchio will be jetting-off to the Red Sea, courtesy of Oonasdivers, after his picture was chosen as best of the show at the new British Society of Underwater Photographers / Diver Magazine print competition.

A jury comprised of BAFTA-winning cameraman Peter Scoones, Diver publisher Nigel Eaton, Sea Life London Aquarium's Jamie Oliver and Alison Rider of Oonasdivers chose Montocchio's image of a hunting sailfish from among several outstanding entries. Said Peter Scoones: "The marlin picture was technically excellent and told a story. It was well composed and had all the right elements for the observer. There was no question of why it was taken! Further, it easily fitted my definition of a good picture: I would like to have produced it myself!"

Nearly 160 underwater photographs had been entered in the competition, 80 of which were shortlisted and displayed at the London International Dive Show on 28-29 March. JThe exhibition will now go on display at the newly refurbished Sea Life London Aquarium before going on tour to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, and then the Birmingham Dive Show.

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