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Results from the 2nd Annual 2017 Kona Underwater Shootout


Grand Prize Trip Aboard The Palau Aggressor

big island hawaii photo contest winner
Grand Prize Winner - Bo Pardau

Thanks to the competitors for their participation in helping to raise $350 for the Malama Kai Foundation



Wide Angle

1st - Bo Pardau

Wide angle winner bo pardau with emily sepeta and akule

2nd - Jim Ward

Wide angle 2nd place Jim Ward Manta Picture

2nd - Chris Kim

dolphins and freediver kona hawaii

3rd -Kimberly Jeffries

tiger shark



1st -Stuart Ganz

box puffer fish

2nd - Chuck Babbitt

chuck babbit photographer blackwater salp

2nd - Andy Feifarek

flourescent eel kona hawaii

3rd -Bryant Grady

whip coral with fish


Natural Light

1st -Bo Pardau

emily sepeta with akule natural light photography winner bo pardau

2nd -Chuck Babbitt

chuck babbit photographer akule picture

3rd -Kimberly Jeffries

tigershark natural light jim ward photographer


Black Water

1st -Andy Feifarek

blackwater picture colonial tunicate

2nd -Chuck Babbitt

blackwater fish chuck babbit

3rd -David Kearnes

david kearnes blackwater shot



1st - Ryan Brennan

ryan brennan turtle kona hawaii

2nd -Rita Ganz

rita ganz photographer goat fish

3rd -Jim Dingess

turtle kailua kona hawaii


SeaLife Cameras

1st -Karie Smart

karie smart sealife cameras winner eel

2nd -Karie Smart

sealife camera manta

3rd -Cris Funada

sealife camera chris funada



1st -Wayne Ettel

2nd -Ryan Brennan

3rd -Kim Jeffries



@ Jack's Diving Locker

8amMike "Friggin" Hong - The Art of Freediving Photography
9am - Bo Pardau - Photographing with Natural Light
10am - Jeff Milisen - Black Magic, how to shoot in space
11am - Sam Johnson - Videography, creating a shot list
12pm - Sam Johnson - Videography, Editing
2pm - Zack Follis - Silent Film, Shooting on Rebreather
3pm - Matthew D'Avela - Photographing Birds in NWHI

5pm Awards Ceremony at Humpy's Alehouse

Dive Discounts Available!
Kona Honu Divers
Jack's Diving Locker

Click Here for Official Contest Rules

 * A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Malama Kai Foundation*


Kona Underwater Shootout 2017 Registration