Abi Mullens, for Wetpixel, is currently in Madeira, Portugal covering the Underwater European Championship and 1st Madeira Underwater Photography and Video Open. Previously the CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography and videography was held in Porto Santo, Portugal.
This year teams from Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, France, and Hungary are competing against one another for the title of European Champion. Many of the teams competing in the Underwater European World Championships are selected by their countries and are funded by their country’s Olympic bodies.
The format of the competition follows the “Photosub” style where images are unaltered and submitted after being captured in-camera under similar dive conditions. Many precautions are followed to ensure all contestents comply with the rules to ensure fairness during judging.
The first official day of competition begins tomorrow October 5th with divers photographing during two sanctioned scuba dives. Stay tuned for more coverage!
CMAS 2022 Training Day
CMAS 2022 Diving Day 1
CMAS 2022 Diving Day 2
CMAS 2022 Closing Ceremonies CMAS 2022 Compilation Video