2019 Kona Underwater Shootout | Kona Honu Divers
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4th Annual Kona Underwater Shootout

May 24 - 27, 2019 

25 Photography and videography competitors gathered in this quick 46 hour contest. Taking advantage of Kona's beautiful backdrop and letting the creative options flow with clear water and a variety of marine life and environment types to choose from.

Over $1000 raised for the Malama Kai Foundation!

Palau Aggressor - Grand Prize Winner 2019 - Paul Cox

First Place Winners 2019 - in order of appearance

Natural Light - Jeremy Selg
Wide Angle - Andy Feiferak
Renee Capozzola - Macro
Model - Jeremy Selg
Compact - Ryan Brennan
Black Water - Ross Bronzan
Video - Jonathan Davis

2nd Place Winners - in order of appearance

Natural Light - Paul Cox
Wide Angle - Todd Aki
Macro - Andy Feifarek
Christine Pham - Model
Compact - Ali Niswonger
Black Water - Renee Capozzola
Video - Ryan Brennan


Previous Shootouts


  • Wide Angle
  • Natural Light
  • Black Water
  • Compact
  • Macro
  • Model
  • Video

- Official Contest Rules -

Sign up closes at 5pm on Friday May 24th
* A portion of the proceeds will go to the Malama Kai Foundation for protecting our reefs

$2000 was donated in 2018!


Photography Judges

Hosted By

Videography Judges


Friday May 24th - Opening Ceremony 6:00pm 1st Pavilion @ Old Airport Park
Saturday - Shoot! shoot! shoot!
Sunday - Photos must be entered by 5:00pm
Sunday Evening - 5:30pm Casual dinner and meet your fellow photogs @ Kona Honu Divers
Monday AM - Educational Seminars 9am-4pm @ Kona Honu Divers
Monday PM - 4pm Grand Prize Ceremony and Social @ My Bar

Seminar Schedule

Monday May 27 @ Kona Honu Divers Classroom

1pm - Bo Pardau - Muck Diving "What's up with that?"
2pm - Renee CapozzolaWide Angle & Reefscape Shooting

4pm Awards Ceremony - @ My Bar - Just down the road from the dive shop