The IWUPC 2013 (Indonesia World Underwater Photo Contest) is a competition by the indonesian government inteded to promote Indonesia as a diving destination. With prices valued at 200,000 US$ and a Jury of well known Names in Underwater Photography it surely also attracted many first class Photographers. The basic priciple of the contest was, that photographers would submit their entries via the participating dive center – also mentioning the dive guide. As this competition is not only promoting Indonesia as a destination, but also rewarding the work of the skilled divemasters, NAD decided to participate as a Dive Operator.
And it was definately well worth it: One first prize, a third prize and a Honorary 1st Prize – more than any other dive center in the region reached! But specially also a well deserved cash bonus for our fantastic Team of dive Guides. So Congratulations to the Photographers Christian Jansen (1st Prize DSLR Macro), Chris Kroll (3rd Prize Compact Plus Macro) and Simon Buxton (Honorary 1st Prize Compact Plus Wide) and of course to our Dive Team, represented by Paulus Naumang and Stenly Katiho. Guys … we are really happy for you – enjoy the Prize Money. But we are especially pleased to see that our top notch Dive Team of 9 Local Guides and one Trainee is clearly paying off 😉