International Underwater Photographic Competition by Debbie Perrin - Reproduced from in focus 1989

It was not only the Russians and Americans who met in Malta this year. The 3rd Blue Dolphin of Malta Underwater Photographic Competition attracted competitors from Belgium, East and West Germany, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom and of course Malta. Although 5,000 Irish people were also visiting Malta simultaneously, their attention was focused on a football match and not underwater photography. A total of 43 competitors entered the Blue Dolphin - none from Ireland!