Sponsors & Supporters
The Byron Underwater Festival would not be possible without the help of our sponsors, supporters and presenters. Thank you all very much !
Confirmed Sponsors for 2008
Major prizes for photographic shootout. In 1933 George Beuchat founded France’s first Diving equipment company. Over decades Beuchat has been at the forefront of Diving technology, creating equipment using the finest materials and designs.
Major prizes for photographic shootout - Try-out underwater cameras. Olympus Australia encompasses a broad range of imaging products from digital and film cameras designed for the entry-level photographer through to the professional photographer, binoculars and camera accessories to ensure you get the most use out of your Olympus equipment.
Wine sponsor for welcome BBQ - Underwater Art Exhibition launch - Festival Finale. The MadFish name is derived from the magnificent MadFish Bay near the Howard Park Great Southern winery in Western Australia. The traditional aboriginal water turtle design on the label is a symbol of perseverance and tolerance – no doubt characteristics displayed by the poor fish in MadFish Bay who are constantly under attack by their predators. In the spirit of Western Australia, MadFish wines are without pretension and without fuss.
VIP hosting package. From the moment you arrive at this beautiful resort a reassuring feeling of relaxation washes over you. Set within a stunning natural rainforest only moments from Tallow Beach, The Byron at Byron is a truly inspirational Resort and Spa existing in sympathy with the environment. Resort facilities include tennis court, 25m infinity pool, fully equipped gymnasium, poolside sauna, daily yoga class, al a carte restaurant and luxurious day spa.
Major prize for photographic shootout.
Ikelite manufactures a diverse line of underwater photographic equipment that ranges from housings for simple point-and-shoot cameras to exotic housings for slr and video cameras. Ikelite is famous for the design and manufacture of sophisticated electronic flash units, strobe mounting systems, and a wide range of unique accessories for underwater photography. In Australia the full Ikelite range is supplied by Planula Photo & Video.
Prizes for photographic shootout - other sponsorship.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s largest recreational diving membership and diver training organization founded in 1966 by John Cronin and Ralph Erikson.
PADI - The way the world learns to dive
Major festival venue sponsor. NSW is committed by national and international agreements to conserving the diversity of marine life and ensuring that marine resources are carefully managed for the use and enjoyment of people today and in the future. The Marine Parks Authority helps NSW to meet these commitments by selecting areas for protection as marine parks and managing the established marine parks in a way that balances marine conservation needs with recreational and commercial interests.
Major prize for photographic shootout.
Allways Dive is a specialist dive tour operator and licensed travel agent that offers a full range of travel and dive services. Together with Jais Aben Resort they are presenting an exciting dive trip for two persons to Madang in Papua New Guinea. Jais Aben is a warm, friendly resort with comfortable accommodation and good food. There are 18 oceanfront units, each with a screened patio overlooking the coral beach. There is also a swimming pool, lounge and bar. The resort has its own dive operation with a fully equipped dive shop, PADI dive courses and one dive boat.
Prizes for photographic shootout. The Byron Bay Dive Centre is Byron Bay’s leading dive and snorkel specialist. This diving facility was established over twenty years ago and since then our goal has always been to ensure our customers enjoy a safe, rewarding and memorable diving experience.
Prizes for photographic shootout. Since it was established in 1988, Sundive has earned numerous PADI service awards and is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in diver training. Training ranges from beginner dive courses through to instructor certifications.
Prize for photographic shootout & special guest sponsor. Planula Divers Retreat is a beautiful B&B style retreat in Byron Bay with everything a diver needs and more including an extensive divers library, safe gear drying and storage cage and underwater camera hire. We specialise in diving/accommodation packages with a difference. All rooms with ensuite bathroom and we do early breakfasts for early divers.
Prizes for photographic shootout & art competition coordination. At Retrospect Galleries you can chose from nearly 3000 outstanding images of a vast library featuring premium local and international photographers and artists listed in diverse categories such as themes, moods and artists. Cutting edge digital technology including Australia’s 1st delivered 44″ printer with a revolutionary 12 ink system - and of course friendly and personal service.
Financial Contribution. Byron United is representing the business community of Byron Bay. We respect, acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of cultures and attitudes in our community. This has generated the energy, creativity and tolerance that is fundamental to the essence of Byron Bay. We acknowledge our responsibility in protecting this uniqueness for future generations.
Boutique beer sponsor for welcome BBQ.
Little Creatures is a hop loving brewer! Sensational whole hop flowers provide the backbone to beers with great flavour, aroma and refreshing balance.
Prizes for the Underwater Festival.
Cape Byron Kayaks offers three hour adventure Kayaking with the Dolphins in Byron Bay. Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. Learn about local history, aboriginal history, the lighthouse, dolphins and whales.
UF08 Poster Printing sponsors. Byron Bay’s one-stop-shop for graphic layout, photocopies, typing service, business cards, letterheads, menus, fliers, brochures. Call them on 02 66855418.
Graphic Design for UF08. Hive Communication was established by Nathan Betts in 2002 to provide cutting edge graphic design in Byron Bay. With experience in studios in Melbourne, Wellington and New York, Nathan provides innovative and informed design solutions, emphasizing positioning and message for his clients.
Assistance in UF07+8 website setup and maintenance. Ingredients provide web design and development services and are part of the underwater.com.au team that develops the growing network of underwater websites.
Vibrant, colourful, and informative, Scuba Diver Australasia, the official publication of the PADI Diving Society, reproduces everything the modern diver wants and needs to know about exploring our fascinating oceans and the creatures within it. The magazine supports and promotes environmental research, exploration and conservation projects with the objective of increasing scientific knowledge, fostering environmental awareness and preservation ethics throughout Asia and Australia.
underwater.com.au - underwater australasia is the regions premier website for divers and other marine enthusiasts. An intuitive, exciting, up to date and comprehensive resource for anybody interested in exploring Australia, Oceania and the Asia Pacific underwater.
Dive in, explore … discover!
Dive Log Australasia is the only give-away diver newspaper in the Australia. It has an unmatched diver readership with 10,000 copies distributed every month to divers in Australasia through participating dive retailers.
X-Ray Mag is an international dive magazine. It is complimentary and published in pdf-format and distributed worldwide over the internet every other month.
byronbay.com is your guide to accommodation, activites, beaches, maps & more! … and the most visited website in Byron Bay.
EyeNoticeYou provide clean, clear and secure advertising boards in over 20 key locations in Byron Bay, Suffolk Park and Lennox Head.