Underwater Photography World Championships

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The Underwater Photography World Championships is the peak international event for the underwater sport of underwater photography. The event is conducted on behalf of the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) by an affiliated national federation. The championships was first held in 1985. Two variants of the championship are offered. The first is held at a open water site and has been conducted on 16 occasions as of november 2017. Its official title often includes the world ‘sea’ in order to distinguish it from the second which is held in a swimming pool. The swimming pool variant which is concerned with a number of creative categories has held twice with a third championship scheduled for Bari, Italy during 2004 being cancelled due to low competitor registration.[1][2]

History[edit]

Year Date Championship Location event # Nations # Teams
1985 January 1 – 2 1st World Championship Italy Genoa, Italy[3] - -
1987 June 17 – 18 2nd World Championship Spain Costa Brava, Spain[4][5] - -
1990 September 19 – 24 3rd World Championship Italy Milazzo, Italy[6][7] - -
1992 August 11 – 14 4th World Championship Cuba Isla de la Juventud, Cuba[8][9] - -
1994 September 25 – 30 5th World Championship Korea Jeju, South Korea[10][11] - -
1996 October 6 – 12 6th World Championship Spain Menorca, Spain[12][13] - -
1997 May 8 – 11 1st World Championships Underwater Photography - Swimming Pool France Paris, France[1] - -
1998 September 13 – 18 7th World Championship Norway Alesund, Norway[14] - -
2000 June 10 – 15 8th World Championship Egypt Hurghada, Egypt[15][16] - -
2001 September 16 2nd World Championships Underwater Photography - Swimming Pool Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark[1] - -
2002 August 26 – 29 9th World Championship France Marseille, France[17] - -
2005 September 13 – 18 10th World Championship Spain L'Estartit, Spain[18][19] - 42
2007 May 9 – 14 11th World Championship Mauritius Port Louis, Mauritius[20][21] 16 26
2009 May 31 – June 5 12th World Championship Korea Jeju, South Korea[22][23][24] 20 -
2011 May 26 – 31 13th World Championship Turkey Bodrum, Turkey[25] - -
2013 April 9 – 14 14th World Championship Cuba Cayo Largo, Cuba[26] 18 78
2015 May 21 – 25th 15th CMAS Underwater Photography World Championship Netherlands Zeeland, Netherlands[27] 20[27] -
2017 Nov 22 – 17 16th World Championship Mexico La Paz, Mexico[28] 20 35

Future championships[edit]

The 17th CMAS Underwater Photography World Championship might be held in Cabo de Palos, Spain.[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Underwater Photography". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "News - October 2003 - CMAS Swimming Pool World Championships cancelled". British Society of Underwater Photographers. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "1st World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "2nd World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fotosub 87 - CMAS World Championships". British Society of Underwater Photographers. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "3rd World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography 1990". British Society of Underwater Photographers. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "4th World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography 1992". British Society of Underwater Photographers. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "5th World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography 1994". British Society of Underwater Photographers. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "6th World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography 1995(sic)". British Society of Underwater Photographers. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "7th World Championshipy". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiquest. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "8th World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography 2000". British Society of Underwater Photographers. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "9th World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Tenth CMAS World Underwater Photography Championship". DPG. 11 January 2006. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "X World Championship of Underwater Photography". Sportalsub.net. 20 September 2005. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "It's not about the winning". The Diver Group of Companies. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "Two prizes to Turkish team at underwater championship". Turkish Daily News. 22 May 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "12th CMAS Underwater Photography World Championship Winners". DPG. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "12th CMAS underwater photography world championship". Scubaboard. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  24. ^ "12th CMAS Sea Underwater Photography World Championship". Korea Underwater Association. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "13th CMAS underwater photography world championship". X-ray Mag. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  26. ^ "Cuba Ranks Four in Underwater Photography World Championship". Cuban News Agency. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "15th CMAS World Championships of Underwater Photography 2015 in Zeeland / Netherlands". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  28. ^ "UW photography world championship in la Paz, Baja California, Mexico". 
  29. ^ "17th CMAS Underwater photography World Championships". Nederlandse Onderwatersport Bond. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

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