MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

ANGELA SMITH
Wrote and Directed a film with Shark Team One that will be played at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

SUSAN MEARS
JIM MEARS
NICOLA KUNDRUN
ZACH NOLAN
TOM POFF
LINDA IANNIELLO

had images selected for the diving and blackwater portions of the ScubaNation broadcast for Discover the Palm Beaches, titled “Reefs, Jungle & Family Escapades.” Jim Mears’ video was also featured along with SFUPS’ sponsor Pura Vida Divers. This segment of ScubaNation is currently being broadcast on Fox Sports SUN network.

DEBBIE WALLACE
received 1st and 3rd Place in the Wide Angle category of RSMAS 2019 Competition.

HANNES KLOSTERMANN
was published in WetPixels Full Frame feature for March 8th.

NIKOLE HEATH
has an image in the winter 2019 issue of AlertDiver magazine in the article “Diving into a Fish-Eat-Forage-Fish World.”

LEE BURGHARD
had won both Gold and Silver awards in the video category in the Our World Underwater 2019 competition.

SUSAN MEARS
LINDA IANNIELLO

have co-authored a book called “Blackwater Creatures, A guide to southeast Florida blackwater diving.”

LUREEN FERRETTI
Placed at the Manta Ray Bay Resort Mantafest shootout. First place in DSLR reef scenes and third place is DSLR big animal category.

LINDA IANNIELLO
Linda and her images are featured in a blackwater diving segment of the BBC show “A Day in the Life of Earth”, along with SFUPS’ sponsor Pura Vida Divers. This interesting show can be seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e5be9rgy2w The blackwater portion starts at about 31 minutes.

HANNES KLOSTERMANN
won 1st place in the wide angle unrestricted category of Backscatters Digital Shootout.

LUREEN FERRETTI
Had her Goliath Grouper on the Zion photo selected for the Metal Oasis story in the July 2019 magazine.

DEBBIE WALLACE
won Silver in the Shark category of Underwater Photography’s Photo Comp.

SUZAN MELDONIAN
won 2nd place in the Black Water category of the Asia Pacific Underwater Photo Challenge.

ZARINA STALLER
got Highly Commended in the Up and Coming category of the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest

HAANES KLOSTERMANN
had his image “Blacktip Paradise” chosen to be included in National Geographic’s Celebrating The Planet story.

FRED BAVENDAM
won Honorable Mention in the Reefscapes category in the 2018 Ocean Art contest

SUZAN MELDONIAN
was included in Issue 36 of the free online magazine Anima Mundi – Adventures in Wildlife Photography.

HANNES KLOSTERMANN
had an article published about “Florida Alligators” in WetPixel.

JUDY TOWNSEND
Received Highly Commended in the Ocean Geographic Picture of the Year Contest in the Black Water Exploration Category!

SUZAN MELDONIAN
Had her images selected for the cover of Scuba Diver magazine and had her portfolio displayed.

SUZAN MELDONIAN
won Bronze in the Over/Under category of Underwater Photography’s Photo Comp.

HANNES KLOSTERMANN
was published in WetPixels Full Frame feature for March 8th.

LINDA IANNIELLO
had her photo published on the front cover of the Japanese science journal Crustacean Research.

DEBBIE WALLACE
has several shark images published in an article entitled “The Thrill – Shark Photography” in the latest edition of the Heinz e-magazine!

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