Messages from: The President of the Philippine Republic, The Executive Secretary of the Philippine Republic, The Secretary of the Department of Tourism of the Philippines

The 1st Asian Underwater Sports Federation Photography Championships is a landmark event organized by the Philippine Association of Underwater Activities in pursuit of marine life preservation.

More than uncovering the rich resources in Philippine marine habitat and capturing the panorama undersea, the competition aims to educate people on marine conservation and foster advocacy to protect the vast wealth underwater.