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Welcome to the Lebanon Water Festival Underwater Photography Contest 2018, taking place in the south of lebanon. The Contest will be open to international and national divers and will follow international rules and regulations. The Underwater Photography Contest is divided into three categories for both men and women combined: best ruins, macro, and wide angle. It will run over the course of  two days: Saturday 1st September 2018 and Sunday 2nd September 2018. Contestants will provide the jury with their selected images on Saturday evening and Sunday evening by 4 pm . Jury deliberation and award ceremony will be held Sunday 2nd September at sunset.


Saturday 1 September, 2018: Meet at dive site
– 8:00 am final registration and briefing
– 10:00 to 12:00 pm dive
– 2:00 – 4:00 pm dive
– 7:00 pm provide the jury with your selected images from your two dives
Sunday 2 September, 2018: Meet at dive site
– 8:00 am – 12:00 pm ruin dive 
– 1:00 pm provide jury with selected images of ruin dive
– 2:00 pm final selection for jury
– 3:00 – 4:30 pm jury selection and awards
– 5:00 pm award ceremony

Underwater Photography Map


How to register

Participants should register through by filling in the registration form at the bottom of the page, sending an email to lebanonwaterfestival@gmail.com, or through one of the scuba and freediving clubs (see list below). Please read the Underwater Photography Rules and Regulations carefully before registration.


Narcosis: Antoine Abou Jaoude tel 03436887  antoine_aboujaoude@hotmail.com

C-Club Scuba Diving Center: Antoine g. Dayekh tel 03345772  antoinegdayekh@gmail.com

Aliens International Diving Academy: Ali Samir El Mokdad tel 03798313  shameraam@hotmail.com

Sidon Diving Academy : Mohamed Sarji   tel 03665489 mohamedsarji@hotmail.com


Freediving Lebanon: Rachid Zock tel 76786045  info@freedivelebanon.com

Apneas Ninjas Lebanon: Mohamad Ghali tel 03053957 mhdghali.O@gmail.com

Onesub ( freediving factory): Marwan Hariri tel 71220298 mar1hariri@hotmail.com

Aquadeep: Mohamad Ali Ibrahim tel 03050710 mi37@aub.edu.lb

XTDiving Pro Lebanon: Maurice Abou Saad tel 03380636 mauriceabousaad@gmail.com

Accommodation & Expenses

The participants will be given special rates for 2 to 4 star hotels to allow the comfort of staying on site before and after the contest. LebWF organizes boats, the installation without any entry fee, however participants are responsible for their meals.

What to bring with you

– Your diving gear: diving suit, scuba, regulator, mask, fins, tube, BCD (equipment can be rented).
– Camera: go pro accepted
– A minimum of 2 memory cards: All memory cards have to be empty prior the competition
– Computer: recommended if you wish to save your pictures – the jury will clear the memory cards before each dive
– Cable to download images

Registration Form

Event Name


Family Name

that I am above 18 years of age

Date of Birth


Mobile number

Telephone number

Emergency contact name

Emergency phone number

Home address

Email - Please use a valid email to receive registration confirmation and payment details

Name of your health insurance

Policy Number

that payment for the race will be made prior to the event at Vanda Hotel, Maamletein

that I have a diving license
Attach a copy of your diving license:

- Will your diving buddy be with you?

Make sure your diving buddy also fills this form.

Name and family name of my buddy

- Are you are arriving from outside Lebanon?

- From which city will you be arriving?

- What is your approximate date of arrival?

- I plan to take part in:

that I have read all the material and the rules and regulations mentioned above.

that Lebanon Water Festival Organization do not bear any liability in case of accident. I confirm that I have a valid medical insurance and that safety measures are to be respected at all times.