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This is the 2007 Festival archive site - please visit the latest Byron Underwater Festival website.

The 2007 Byron Underwater Festival was held from Thursday the 10th to Sunday the 13th of May in Byron Bay, the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.

Check out the winning photos of the underwater photo shoot-out competition as well as some photos form the Marine Visions Art Competition.

Some pics from the 2007 festival below

Neville Coleman getting ready to diveNeville & JoeyCamera line-upMadFish & Olympus at PLANULALance talking turtlesLiz talking dolphinsNeville talking life, the universe and everything ...Beuchat at the Underwater VillageOlympus at the Underwater VillageSundive and Byron Bay Dive Centre at the Underwater VillageAngela Pozzi at the Underwater VillageMarine Parks at the Underwater VillageByron Underwater Research Group at the Underwater VillageNeville at the UF07 FinaleJohn Natoli, the big winner of the shoot-outA happy snap with Neville at PLANULA after it is all over for 2007

Why Byron Bay ?

Byron Bay Lighthouse

Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations and everyone knows about its beautiful beaches, the great surf and famous festivals.

However, not many realise what beauty lies beneath the water’s surface or that Julian Rocks is one of Australia’s top 10 dive sites.

Join us as we dive in, explore and discover Cape Byron Marine Park.

Who can participate ?

The Byron Underwater Festival is aimed at everyone wanting to experience our marine environment for themselves. Participate - whether you want to learn more about it, dive it, snorkel it, kayak it … or even paint it.

What will be happening - (what happened) ?

  • byron underwater shootout
4 days - 8 dives - as many “rolls of film” as you can expose
$20,000 prizes - dive gear - dive trips - photographic gear and more
  • snorkel tours + underwater camera try-outs
snorkel with turtles at Julian Rocks
discover the wreck of the Tassie II
  • introduction to SCUBA - resort dives
blow bubbles for the first time at Julian Rocks
become inspired
  • Kayaking with dolphins
including information sessions on dolphin biology and more
  • Critter identity workshop - What did I see ?
with Neville Coleman
each afternoon at venues around Byron Bay
  • Marine wildlife and artists presentations
Underwater Naturalist - Neville Coleman
The dolphins of Byron Bay
Humpback and other whales of Australia - Oceania Project
and many other presentations
  • Documentary screening
Byron Underwater - where tropical and temperate waters merge
  • Underwater arts
Underwater Art Competition & Exhibition
see Byron Bay transform

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