Two eminent professionals join The SHOOTOUT as team captains for 2018

Once again, two teams are going head to head at the SHOOTOUT – a live underwater photography contest that will be next held from 15 to 23 June, 2018.

A team from the beautiful Gulen Dive Resort in Norway ( is competing against a team from the equally beautiful Lembeh Resort in Indonesia ( The competition will be hosted at the Lembeh resort.

The 2018 event is proud to announce that captaining the Lembeh team will be the world-renowned professional underwater photographer, Alex Mustard (, while in the corner for Gulen, there will be another big-hitter, Keri Wilk. (

The first contest in 2016 resulted in a very narrow and last-minute victory for Lembeh.

Keri captained Gulen in 2016, and so he has a score to settle:

“If last years 3-round nail-biter was any indication of what to expect, we should have another exciting battle on our hands.” He went on to say, “last year, Team Gulen showed the world that we could indeed compete with Lembeh. Next year, however, we aim to show that we can WIN!”

Keri Wilk at Gulen Resort © Adam Hanlon/Wetpixel

Both captains will not only be providing guidance to their teams on how to get the winning shots, but they’ll also be making tactical decisions about image selection. In doing so, they will be helping their team members create stunning imagery by extracting the very best of their photographic ability.

Alex Mustard at Lembeh resort © Adam Hanlon/Wetpixel

Alex says, “Team Lembeh won the last SHOOTOUT, so the pressure is on me this time! It’s such a fun event where the team has to all work together to ensure that everyone gets great images {for us} to be sure of success.”

The SHOOTOUT will feature a program of live broadcasts and reports, including video discussions with the captains and teams.

Both Gulen Dive Resort and Lembeh Resort are actively seeking team members to help them win. If you think you have what it takes and would like to participate in what will be the most talked about and fun event in underwater imaging during 2018, please contact Gulen Dive Resort ( or Lembeh Resort ( directly.

Two continents, two hemispheres, two climates: ONE WINNER


Post a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.