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During August and September, we called out for the next great photo to be featured as the 2015 PADI Diving Society membership card.

Over 400 photo entries were received and narrowed down to a shortlist of 10 finalists. Fans and visitors to the PADI Facebook contest page were then asked to vote for the winner, who will receive a certificate, a shout-out on the PADI social media pages and, most importantly, will have their image shared with more than 175,000 Society members worldwide.

We are pleased to announce that winner of the photo contest is Neil Holloway (Granadilla, Tenerife).

Check out the winning photo and the face of the 2015 PADI Diving Society Membership Card:


We asked Neil about the story behind this photo:

“The image was taken at a very good dive site for life here in Tenerife called Roncadores Del Faro (also known as the Steps) at a depth of 27m. Tony (the diver in the pic) and I left the rest of the group on a planned deeper dive, with the rest of the group staying at the wall at 18m. On our way down, this ray came up to us, and just started feeding in the sand, so I motioned Tony to move to the far side of the ray to get this picture. The image was taken with a Canon G9, In a Canon Housing fitted with a Fantasea Bigeye lens. I’m only about 3 feet away from the ray to get this angle….. We stayed and watched the ray for another min or two before we continued down… happy days!”

Check out the gallery below to see the other finalist photos:

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