4th Annual Kona Underwater Shootout

May 24 - 27, 2019 

Join your fellow underwater photography and videography nuts in a quick 46 hour contest. Compete for top prizes from our generous sponsors. Take advantage of Kona's beautiful backdrop and let the creative options flow with clear water and a variety of marine life and environment types to choose from. Take part in the afterparty and awards ceremony. Join in the seminars after the contest hosted by top image producers on a vareity of topics and niches.

kona underwater shootout medals

 Photo Categories

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

Grand Prize Winner 2018 - Chuck Babbitt

Video Category Winner 2018 - Ryan Brennan

 Video Categories

* Newly Expanded*

  • Documentary
  • Short Story
  • Macro
  • Black Water
  • Action Cam
  • Vlog


Previous Shootouts

- Official Contest Rules -

* A portion of the proceeds will go to the Malama Kai Foundation for protecting our reefs

$2000 was donated in 2018!


Videography Judges

Underwater Videography Courses

Pete Lightowler


May 21-22 - Color Correction using DaVinci Resolve @ Kona Honu Divers

May 23 - Video Shooting Techniques Workshop
Covering topics like shooting a sequence, different angles, composition and much much more . . .

email Pete for details pete@duai.com.au