Cash and holiday prizes valued at around US $50,000 are offered to winners in six categories, with the “Master of the Competition” winning $5000 in prizes.

The festival opens on 31 March with a conference and a panel of international speakers, including oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle, photographers David Doubilet and Michael AW and A Plastic Ocean film-maker Craig Leeson.

Fourteen participating resorts in Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh are offering six-day all-inclusive accommodation packages plus 10 competition dives at a range of prices to allow entrants to compare – longer stays can be negotiated individually with the resorts

Check out their offerings at the website below, under the “Festivals” tab.