NEWS

    CHRIS GILLETTE presents "Everglades Underwater And More"   As a native Floridian, Chris attended college at Florida International University graduating with a degree in environmental studies. Working primarily in South Florida in tourism as well as research, he routinely works with native wildlife from gators, crocodiles to venomous snakes along ... Read More
January 24, 2016photofish@mindspring.com
Go Ask Erin Lightroom Intensive for Beginners This is an intensive, hands-on and above all fun underwater-specific workshop. The beginning session is suitable for Lightroom newbies, or anyone wanting to review or renew their Lightroom chops. Class limit of 12 people Erin Quigley is an Adobe ACE certified expert specializing in customized ... Read More
December 20, 2015photofish@mindspring.com
The Holiday Season is here. It’s time to party!  Let’s warm up the festivities in typical SFUPS style with good food, drinks, and merriment amongst new and old friends. Join us Sunday, December 6, 2015 We have made arrangements to host a banquet style dinner at our Courtyard Marriott meeting location. Festivities will ... Read More
Congratulations  JUDY TOWNSEND! SFUPS celebrated the holidays at our December party, family style.  It was a great commitment to the friendships we’ve developed over the years along with new opportunities to socialize with friends we don’t regularly see.  The greatest joy we had to share is in the awarding of the ... Read More
CONSERVATION INITIATIVES
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SFUPS members are active in local and worldwide ocean conservation initiatives. Our work includes community events, lectures, conservation exhibits and photography contests. Members use their collective experience and photography expertise to make a difference in the world of marine science and conservation. Whether it's exploring a wreck off the coast of ... Read More
THEY ARE HERE....Join us to meet the Gentle Giants on August 29! Force-E & SFUPS is offering a 2 tank morning dive at 8:00 am to seek out Goliath Groupers at some of the popular sites in Palm Beach on Narcosis Dive Charters. The space is limited and the opportunity is fleeting. ... Read More
Let it GLOW! In order to participate in this contest you must have participated in May 16th diving event with Pura Vida Divers & Reef Photo & Video. CONTEST GUIDELINES: All images/video submitted for contest consideration needs to be captured during the May 16th, 2015 diving event. We will be using the South ... Read More
SFUPS “Our Oceans: In Perspective” Exhibit Final Opening NEW Lecture Series: "Invasive Species and Marine Conservation: How the Lionfish has Impacted our Perspective and Priorities" We are happy to announce that the SFUPS exhibit “Our Oceans: In Perspective” will have a third and final opening on Wednesday, April 8th in conjunction with Nova ... Read More
Congratulations to the Winners of the SFUPS “MACRO On-The-Day” Photo Contest! Grand Prize goes to Suzan Meldonian with her image shown above. 2nd Place goes to Suzan Meldonian, 3rd Place goes to Wayne MacWilliams, 4th Place goes to Wayne MacWilliams, and 5th Place to Judy Townsend. A very sincere congratulations goes out to ... Read More
October 10, 2014photofish@mindspring.com
Congratulations to JOHN CASEY, Winner of the 1st SFUPS “Our Backyard is a Wreck” Video Contest! We would like to thank Tony Ernst and the Odyssey Charters team for hosting this second annual event dedicated to SFUPS. The tradition will live on as we appreciate ... Read More
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2nd Annual SFUPS “Our Backyard is a Wreck” Photo Contest! Grand Prize goes to Jason Spitz with his image shown above. 2nd and 4th Place goes to Suzan Meldonian, 3rd Place goes to Steve Velazquez, and 5th Place to Wayne MacWilliams. A very sincere congratulations goes out ... Read More
The Holiday Season is here. It’s time to party!  Let’s warm up the festivities in typical SFUPS style with good food, drinks, and merriment amongst new and old friends. We have made arrangements to host a banquet style dinner at our Courtyard Marriott meeting location. Festivities will include: FREE hors d’oeuvres (Social Hour ... Read More
November 1, 2014photofish@mindspring.com
  FADE TO BLACK - Taking Macro to New Depths For all you macro lovers we’re going to explore a whole new world of macro underwater photography next Saturday evening. Introducing our first ever Black Water Drift Dive hosted by the professionals at Pura Vida Dive Center. Many of you might have ... Read More
September 22, 2014photofish@mindspring.com
Atlantic Goliath Grouper season is here! Every year between August and October we in South Florida are fortunate to witness Goliath Groupers aggregate in preparation for spawning. SFUPS, with cameras in hand, will be diving local known hangouts to swim with these mammoth-sized fish. DEDICATED GOLIATH GROUPER PHOTO DIVES SFUPS, along ... Read More
January 24, 2014photofish@mindspring.com
We are very excited to announce an additional opportunity to participate in the Macro On the day photo contest for SFUPS members only, hosted by Force-E. On-the-day Blue Heron Bridge night dive photo contest with Force-E & SFUPS Join us at the Force-E Blue Heron Bridge Night Dive. In addition to registering ... Read More