2022 Photo Comp Major Sponsors

Written by Libby Sterling

29 June 2022

The Nautilus Club would like to thank the sponsors of the 2022 Photo Competition. Here is a list of the sponsors this year, links to their websites and their generous contributions.

4 week display at Tanks Art Centre

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions is a long term club and photo competition sponsor. Departing from Cairns on a weekly basis for a variety of 3, 4, 5 and 7 day expeditions. They have generously donated a 5 day Coral Sea Expedition.


Walindi Plantation Resort

Walindi Plantation Resort located in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, is a long-term sponsor of the photo competition and a valued sponsor. Walindi is a popular destination with club members, renowned for its outstanding marine biodiversity. The resort has 20 accommodation units, day dive boats and links with two liveaboard dive boats. They generously donated a 5 night dive package.


Lissenung Island Resort

Lissenung Island Resort located in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, is a long-term photo competition sponsor and a popular destination with club members. The resort is guaranteed relaxation, with a tranquil atmosphere, maximum of 16 guests for serentiy, and personal service. They have generously donated a 7 night dive package.


Allure Cairns Charters and Passions of Paradise

Allure Cairns Charters is affiliated with Passions of Paradise. Passions of Paradise are a long term and valued sponsor of the photo competition and the club. Allure is a 47-foot Riviera, perfectly equipped to offer the best charters along with access almost anywhere on the Great Barrier Reef. Allure Fishing Charters have generously donated a private charter on Allure for 4 divers.



Digital Diver & Ikelite

Digital Diver have partnered with Ikelite to sponsor a major prize in this years photo competition. Digital Diver is a long term club and competition sponsor supporting our underwater photographers and videographers.

Ikelite being a leading brand and supplier of underwater housing, torches and strobes.



Octopus Dive

Octopus Dive is a mobile scuba diving school operating from Cairns. With every level of certification from beginner to pro, recreational to occupational, they supply all gear and come to you. They have generously donated a a PADI Rescue Diver course.


Pro Dive Cairns

Pro Dive Cairns is home to the Great Barrier Reef, with premier liveaboard dive trips and a range of PADI certified scuba diving courses. They have generously donated a 3 day, 2 night dive trip for one diver. 


Deep Sea Divers Den

Ocean Quest

Divers Den offers scuba diving and snorkel tours on the Great Barrier Reef. They provide gear, training, dive instructors and scuba diving courses. Ocean Quest is their liveaboard vessel, and they have generously donated a 2 day, 2 night dive trip for one diver.


Scuba Schools International – SSI

SSI provides training and scuba diving certification, educational resources and professionals. They have done so internationally for over 45 years. They have generously donated a 5 piece luggage set. 



Sharkskin | Neptune Australia

Sharkskin is a clothing brand that creates not only dive specific products but covers a massive range of all water sports products. Sharkskin provides customers with gear that makes water activities safer and more enjoyable. They have generously donated a $500 voucher. 


Deep Sea Divers Den

Aqua Quest

Divers Den offers scuba diving and snorkel tours on the Great Barrier Reef. They provide gear, training, dive instructors and scuba diving courses. Aqua Quest is one of the newest additions to Divers Den’s fleet, and has been purpose-built for snorkelers and divers ultimate day trip. They have generously donated a day trip package that includes 3 dives, for two divers.



Rum Runner

Rum Runner is Cairns’ most affordable outer reef liveaboard dive and snorkel tour operator. They go out regularly for overnight trips, and their boat accommodates up to 16 people. They have generously donated a 3 day, 2 night dive trip for one diver. 


Yongala Dive

SS Yongala

Yongala Dive has custom-built dive vessels, to provide the fastest, easiest way to dive the historic S.S. Yongala Shipwreck. Offering accommodation onsite and small dive groups, Yongala Dive is the best way to explore one of the top 10 dives on the planet. They have generously donated a day trip for one diver which includes EANx. 



Divers World

Divers World is the longest-running and largest dive and spearfishing centre in Far North Queensland. They offer the greatest products from spearfishing guns, bungees, reels, and lines, to fins, diving gear, and accessories. Divers World have generously donated a gift voucher.


Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive

Adrenaline Snorkel and Dive is Townsville’s most experienced operator with a full service dive center, day trips and liveaboards. They have over 30 years in marine tourism and are ECO-certified by ECO Tourism Australia. Adrenaline have generously donated a day trip for one diver to MOUA (Museum of Underwater Art).


Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sunlover, based in Cairns, offers day trips to the Great Barrier Reef. With their expert team, fantastic location, and passion, they deliver unique reef tour experiences. Sunlover have generously donated a day trip for two divers. 


Down Under Cruise & Dive

Down Under Cruise and Dive are day trip operators. They offer some of the best day trips being locally owned and operated for 30 years, award-winning tourist and dive boat, Tripadvisor #5 top day cruise in the world, and PADI certified dive courses and dive centre. Down Under have generously donated a day trip for one diver. 



Cardzilla is North Queensland’s award winning print & embroidery company. Using the latest equipment available, we endeavour to produce the highest quality products at affordable prices to help you Build your Business. Cardzilla is a long term and highly valued club sponsor.



Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is a recreational diving membership and diver training organization, recognised internationally. They have generously donated a full PADI product pack and eLearning voucher. 


Tufi Resort- Papua New Guinea

Paradise in Papua New Guinea! Tufi Resort offers a wide variety of diving experiences. These include diving the fiords to unchartered reefs and WW2 wrecks. Visibility of 30 metres plus and water temperatures of 26°C to 29°C are consistent all year round.  A long time sponsor of the photo competition have generously donated a voucher towards a Tufi Resort Dive package.


Scuba Diver Magazine

Scuba Diver Magazine is one of the premier dive magazines that offers both digital and print subscription options.  Its a great resource, informative with quality stories and imagery. They have generously donated 5 subscriptions.


First Aid Academy

First Aid Academy (RTO 40920) conducts first aid and rescue courses and offers rescue equipment for all situations.  Their  courses are delivered face-to-face and are held on business days, weekends and evenings, so we work when you and your team have the time.    FAA generously donated a First Aid course.


Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Ideal for families, couples, groups and charters. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises have a range of Green Island tours to suit everyone.
Snorkel from the beach in your own comfort zone. Big Cat offers the only semi submersible on the Island as well as many other reef activities including glass bottom boat tours, Snorkel Safari and more.  Kindly donated a Family pass.

Dive Tec

Offering technical & servicing experience to recreational divers and instructors for over thirty years. Currently servicing equipment for dive operators from Cairns to Port Douglas plus dive schools & SCUBA dive clubs across Australia and overseas.  Mark generously donated a full regulator service.



Slip Ins

Everybody enjoys a little attention, and SlipIns can help you achieve that psychological gratification. Be bold, and have fun, because life is an adventure and meant to be enjoyed. So much easier to get in/out of a wetsuit, even when wet. Great skin protection from abrasions, stinging critters, and the sun.  Perfect for diving on the reef.  Slip Ins have generously donated two vouchers.


Calypso Reef Imagery

Calypso Reef Imagery is Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef digital underwater photography and videography specialists. This dedicated team covers everything from underwater camera hire to private and commercial contracts, film and television, tourism event photography, dynamic aerial cinematography, drones and more.  They have generously donated a voucher in store purchase or equipment hire.



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