Update – May 2018. One space/cottage now available. It’s back and it is serious! Back in 2016 Lembeh Resort recovered from being 0-1 down to win the shootout 2-1. Round two is scheduled for June 2018. Two teams of photographers will again gather at Gulen Diver Resort, Norway and Lembeh Resort, Indonesia to compete for individual and team glory.

Guided and mentored by professional and acclaimed underwater photographers, the teams will strive to produce amazing imagery in a three categories. Alex who will captain the Lembeh team says “you can be part of this fun event, joining me in Lembeh or by booking up with my friends in Gulen.”


The quality of images that were produced by the teams in 2016 under contest conditions is a true tribute to the photographers’ abilities. The 2018 SHOOTOUT will provide the same challenges and an opportunities for all photographers to show their mettle. Join a team and help decide which will be the winner!


Alex says “I am heading to Lembeh Resort in June 2018 to lead the Lembeh Team in the Shootout. Although I will be coaching photography on this trip, I must be clear that this is not a full blown workshop trip. However, because this event helps to promote the resorts, it is very attractively priced for those planning to take part. Plus you really have a good chance of winning a great prize.” (Note that Alex is also running Lembeh workshops in Oct 2018, which are currently fully booked).


“This is a fun competition that pitches a group of underwater photographers in Indonesia against a group in Norway,” continues Alex. “The week is divided up into alternate training days and competition days, where the photographers in both destinations must produce photos of specific subjects. The resort with the best images, voted for online, wins. But there is a twist, every photographer’s shots count towards the resort’s total, so the groups at each resort must work together to make sure everyone gets good shots.”

2. Richard Charlton Weedy filefish

Lembeh needs little introduction and is widely hailed as the epicentre of critter diving. Fabulous creatures such as the pygmy seahorse, mimic octopus and hairy frogfish call this place home. Diving here is addictive and highly productive. It is a great destination to visit at any time, even better when there is a photo event, like the shootout.


Join us here and be part of the Lembeh Resort Shootout Team for the chance to win some incredible prizes and to have your images published in worldwide diving media you’ll enjoy the following:

– 8 Nights accommodation from 15th – 23rd June 2018

– 20 Guided Boat Dives with NITROX

– Unlimited complimentary (unguided) House Reef dives with AIR

– Round trip transfers to and from airport to resort

– All meals & snacks; free-flow drinking water, coffee & tea; taxes and free Wi-Fi

– Price: $3,097 USD (per person based on double occupancy in a Deluxe Ocean View Cottage. Single occupancy and Garden View accommodation is also available).

Spaces are limited so book now to reserve your place on the Lembeh Team: reservations@lembehresort.com

For those in the UK, your Shootout place can also be booked with Scuba Travel as a London to London package and paid in GBP. Contact Caroline@scubatravel.com


Two continents, two hemispheres, two climates: ONE WINNER