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MyShot Photo Contest 2017

Prizes include

Maldives liveboard; Week of diving in Maldives; Week of diving in Sharm Sheikh. Dive equipment by Decathlon, Aqualung and Scubapro. Vouchers for photo equipment by Isotta, Paralenz and EasyDive.

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Submission of images

All the images must be sent to: myshot@scubaportal.it stating the the following: Subject line: MYSHOT 2017
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