During days 11 to June 14, 2013 was performed international underwater photography competition IMASUB 2013. This third edition, like all the others, was held at the IDC (International Diving Center) “María la Gorda”, located on the Guanacahabibes Natural Park, a protected area that boasts the category International Biosphere Reserve.

The event was attended by 110 participants from Argentina, Mexico, USA, Canada, Slovakia, Cuba, of which 38 competed as photographers 3 Argentinos, 15 Mexicans, one Canadian one American, one Slovak and 17 Cubans.

We conducted a reconnaissance dive competition and 4 dives in 4 of the best diving of the 32 are there in the International Diving Center Maria La Gorda.

Weather conditions were the best for the entire event and could enjoy calm seas and excellent dives, characterized by the beauty of the funds, the abundant wildlife of the area, the camaraderie of the participants and the good service provided by divers assurance and craft personnel.

The jury was composed by Argentina Claudia Pastorino (instructor trainer), the renowned cuban photographer Julio Larramendi and David Mizrahi, president of the Mexican Association of Underwater Image, who served as president of the jury.

He competed in the categories Animals, Environment, Environment with Modelo and Macro. Were awarded 22 awards and citations, which are listed below:

Maximum storage and event winner
Manuel Pedro Carmenate Martínez, of Cuba, for winning first 2 places 1 and 2 third place mentions.

Wildlife Category:
1st. Prize: Manuel Pedro Carmenate Martinez, of Cuba.
2nd. Prize: Héctor A. Sardiña de la Paz, of Cuba.
3rd. Prize: Eldrich Pérez Acosta, of Cuba.
Mentions: Hector A. Sardiña de la Paz (Cuba), Juan C. Reyes Rojas (Mex.) y Luis Muiño Suarez (Cuba)

Environment Category:
1st. Prize: Manuel Pedro Carmenate Martinez, of Cuba.
2nd. Prize: Juan Carlos Reyes Rojas, of Mexico.
3rd. Prize: Hector A Sardiña de la Paz, of Cuba.
Mentions: Hector A Sardiña de la Paz (Cuba), Manuel Pedro Carmenate Martinez (Cuba) and Luis Muiño Suarez (Cuba)

Environment with Model Category: :
1st. Prize: Was not awarded
2nd. Prize: Luis Muiño Suarez, of Cuba.
3rd. Prize: Fernando Sanchez Fernandez, of Argentina.
Mention: Luis Muiño Suarez (Cuba).

Macro Category: :
1st. Prize: Jose A Cañibano Ercilla, of Cuba.
2nd. Prize: Héctor A Sardiña de la Paz, de Cuba.
3rd. Prize: Manuel Pedro Carmenate Martínez, of Cuba.
Mentions: Juan Carlos Reyes Rojas (Mex.) Manuel Pedro Carmenate Martínez (Cuba) and Elian Lopez Cabrera (Cuba)

The National Park Guanacahabibes Service awarded a special prize received by Jose A. Cañibano Ercilla, of Cuba.

The event was organized by Grupo Gaviota and was sponsored by: International ACUC, MARES, and Casco Antiguo, among others.

During the awards and closing ceremony was launched the call to participate in the fourth edition of the event IMASUB 2014, to be held in María la Gorda from 16 to 21 in the month of June the next year.

Posted: June 25, 2013
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