Bluewater Photo is hosting the 1st annual SoCal Shootout in September. Divers can shoot photos or videos anytime, anywhere in Southern California on September 16-18. There are 9 different categories for compact, DSLR and video shooters and $7,500 worth of prizes including liveaboard trips, resort trips, strobes, lights and more. Highlights include a weeklong stay at the Marco Vincent dive resort in the Philippines and a week on a Hans Christian Andersen liveaboard.

Entries will be accepted online from south of Point Conception to the Mexico border from beach or boat dives, with a schedule of SoCal Shootout charters available on the contest website. No image editing will be allowed, and all entries will need to be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on September 18. Bluewater Photo plans to make this a large annual event and “bring the glory back to Southern California diving.” More details can be found at
California Diving News