Underwater360 have announced that award-winning underwater fine art photographer and photojournalist, Todd Essick, will be Special Guest Speaker at the coming Singapore Divers’ Monthly Party taking place on February 2, 2017. A pioneer and luminary of underwater fine art photography, the Chicago raised photographer became enchanted with the sea through spending summers in Ocean City and winters in South Florida. It was an enchantment that would see him create surreal depictions of underwater life, and master smooth compositions within the marine world.

Learning the tricks of the trade through being a professional freelance photojournalist, covering daily news, sports and special interest stories (including a civil war, and riots in Miami), Essick recorded some of the era’s most significant events. In 2009, he was invited as a guest photographer for Germany’s Next Top Model with Heidi Klum.

His first ever fine art photography book, Beginnings: Goddesses, Sirens and Mermaids, drew huge interest in the photography world – it was completely sold out. Now, 13 years later, Essick returns to release the much-awaited sequel, Echoes: Goddesses, Sirens and Mermaids, which will showcase the entire scope of his work.

Presenting his images, along with unique tales of some of his most exciting encounters, Essick will offer the party audience an insight into the world of an underwater photographer.

Taking place at the Berlin Bar, at CHIJMES Singapore, the Underwater360 Divers’ Monthly Party brings together anyone who has a passion for the ocean, regardless of whether they are a diver or not.

Alongside Todd Essick, the Party boasts a special line-up of speakers covering topics related to the ocean. Speakers include: Joel Chan, President of Underwater Rugby (Singapore); Stanley Ng, Captain of the men’s national underwater rugby team (Singapore); Samuel Wong, Chief Referee of Singapore Underwater Hockey; Kelvin Pung, Founder of SG Underwater Macro Photographer; Kenneth Tan, founder of 300Bar.Asia, and Kulynn Khor, award-winning photographer for marine behaviour (Anilao Photo Competition 2016).

Aside from the talks, there are fabulous lucky draw prizes to be won from dive trips to dive gears – it’s a party you simply cannot miss!

Lucky Draw prizes

  • 2 x Pandora Tool kits
  • 5 x Diveaholic T-shirts
  • 2 x ADEX Singapore 2017 TekDive conference tickets
  • 1 x Dive The Big Blue Book: A Historical Affair Vol 1 & 2
  • 1 x Hotel Nuve Heritage 2D1N Staycation
  • 1 x Todd Essick’s Beginnings: Goddesses, Sirens and Mermaids (Open up and signed on the spot)
  • 5 x Vintage UW3some Thermal Mugs
  • 1 x 7 Seas Dive Gili 3D2N Dive and Accommodation
  • 2 x 3D2N Full Board Package from Summerbay Resort, Terrenganu, Malaysia

First 100 visitors will get a free welcome drink, and for those who wish to drink on – it’s one for one (Happy Hour prices) until late.

To sign up for the event click HERE, or just turn up at The Berlin Bar at Chijmes and we will register you on the spot! So make a date with us!

The last divers’ party attracted a wealth of ocean enthusiasts who enjoyed talks from Syrena (Singapore’s first mermaid), Chris Kim (AIDA freediver), and Michelle Ooi (11-time Singapore national woman’s freediving record holder). Read about it HERE.

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