Our productions have started in 2005 with the Eilat Red Sea Shootout, and ever since we have awarded underwater photographers with prestigious prizes valued over $1,000,000,
including over $250,000 prizes in cash.
Producer David Pilosof initiated the first World ShootOut online competition in 2011, breaking all boundaries and introducing an international competition as never produced before.
Hundreds of photographers from around 40 countries around the world take part in the World ShootOut competition year after year, submitting thousands of images and videos, ranging from those that capture the calm lakes of the Nordic countries and Canada, showcase the exotic secrets hidden in Alaska and introduce the great dramatic white shark in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pilosof is also responsible for a variety of other impressive underwater photo productions,
based on our vision to stretch technological boundaries, introduce stunning visuals and to realize dreams which initially seem as nearly impossible.
0n 2010- 3 days of Live Underwater Broadcasts in full HD from the bottom of the Red Sea straight to the Photokina Fair, Cologne, Germany.
0n 2011 - Underwater 3D breathtaking videos at the Red Sea in cooperation with FTV
0n 2014 - STORM IN THE SEA – an unbelievable underwater live broadcast of 281 divers at the Satil wreck, Eilat, Israel.
0n 2015 - SILENCE OF THE SHARKS – A global underwater protest against shark hunting which will conclude with a festive event on October 2017,
hosting the International Sharks Conference and a dramatic and live broadcasted underwater protest dive of over 500 divers.
In 2017, World ShootOut introduces new categories and glorious prizes. We are proud to invite all divers, underwater photographers,
diving centers, live aboards and media partners to take part in one of the most innovative, creative, international and festive competitions ever produced!
World ShootOut 2017 winners will be announced on a festive winning ceremony which takes place on January 28th, 2018, at the boot Düsseldorf dive show in Germany.
Underwater Photography Global Championship winners will be announced on a separate winning ceremony which takes place on January 29th, 2018, also in the boot Düsseldorf show. World ShootOut participants who do not make it to the boot dive show will receive their prizes by mail and post.