‘Under pressure’ May Photo*Challenge 2020

Hello Nautili!

We hope you’re all doing as well as can be given the high and dry times we find ourselves in.
As you’ll all be well aware, we’ve sadly had to cancel our biggest event of the year. The Nautilus  Underwater Photo Comp is cancelled until next year, at the earliest.
But please don’t despair!

We are going to keep you snap happy with our monthly

So here’s the deal:

Monthly Nautilus Club Photo* Challenge 

Monthly theme:
Kicking off in May, our first month’s theme is “Under Pressure”. Every month at our Club Meeting we will launch a new theme for the month’s Challenge. 

You are invited to enter with\max 2 pics each month. Pictures can be photos or other images, illustrations, etc. I have attached some examples. 

All entries must engage with the monthly theme and be of your own creation.

All entries must engage water/ocean/diving/GBR/scuba/fish/bathtub/fishbowl/etc etc etc.

We’re currently a dry dive club, but we’re still a dive club – have some fun!
None of the entries should have been published before on social media.

How to enter the challenge: 
Please email entries to social@nautilus-scuba.net by midnight Wednesday 20th May.
Don’t publish your pics , keep them anonymous – just send them – it makes it more exciting!

Entries will be presented for voting on Friday 22nd May on the Nautilus FB page and via our Newsletter.
Our community can vote through either the facebook poll or the newsletter survey. All results will be collated and each month at the Club Meeting the winner will be announced.

Nautilus Prize Packs will be awarded to the winner each month. 
Sanitised and delivered to your mailbox.


  1. The Inaugural Nautilus Dive Club Photo* Challenge’s theme is “Under Pressure”.
  2. Please email entries to social@nautilus-scuba.net by midnight Wednesday 20th May.
  3. Entries will be presented for voting on Friday 22nd May on the Nautilus FB page and via our Newsletter,
  4. with the winner announced at our next meeting, Wednesday 27th May.

We can’t wait!

Nicci Reid,
Nautilus Scuba Club Challenge Coordinator

Email: social@nautilus-scuba.net 

*  Pictures can be photos or other images, illustrations, etc. 

***DISCLAIMER*** Before we continue, this will be a trial-and-error process and we will definitely be ironing out the creases as we go. Our new Photo* Challenge is in the spirit of fun! We want to help you get your creativity flowing while we can’t all be under the sea! We’d love to hear your feedback, ideas, suggestions and contributions as we steam forward through these uncharted waters.

CovID-19 Important Announcement

    All currently scheduled Members Meetings have been Cancelled until further notice – Please DO NOT ATTEND.  As a precaution to assist with the prevention of spread of COVID-19, most club events where multiple people gather will not go ahead.  This includes meetings, social events and regular club dives.  As current restrictions are easing, some special dives are being organised so watch that space!  The committee are continuing to look at ways to continue to allow members to keep in contact and gain benefit from being a club member in these challenging times.  Please watch your email Inbox for further details and when regular meetings, dives and social events will resume.


Hi Nautili,
We are looking for a few members to help out on the committee. The club is run by volunteers and we need your help to run the club well.

Can’t commit to the whole year? No worries.
Sometimes we just need a couple extra hands for certain events. Help us plan an event, help us plan a trip (maybe somewhere you want to go) or help us cook the BBQ on occasion, take out the chairs and rubbish or pick up Pizza’s for the Club Meetings.  

At the moment we have Committee members doing multiple roles and they would really appreciate a hand. We also have long term committee members who are stepping down. They have put a lot of work in over the years to simplify processes so stepping into their role would be quite easy. 

Available Roles:

  • Newsletter Editor (creating and distributing our quarterly newsletter) Contact editor@nautilus-scuba.net for more info
  • Photo Comp Sub Committee Members. Our current photo comp committee members will be stepping down after the 2020 event. So to continue our annual event we need a Photo Editor, Photo Comp co-ordinator, Catering co-ordinator and general members to help out. 
  • Contact secretary@nautilus-scuba.net
  • Social Events Co-Ordinator. At the moment we don’t have a permanent committee member looking after this role so if you would love to plan some social gatherings for our club members please contact us. 
  • Contact secretary@nautilus-scuba.net

Please find the list of role descriptions here

If you can help us please email me secretary@nautilus-scuba.net or Jannemieke president@nautilus-scuba.net for more info!

The committee meets once a month on second Wednesday of each month. 

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,


Nautilus Secretary 19/20