The Finest Underwater Photographers in Texas

Welcome to the Houston Underwater Photographic Society's webpage.  HUPS was founded on May 2, 1983 and has within its membership many award winning photographers.  One of our primary objectives is to provide a nurturing environment for underwater photographers that enjoy the sport and want to improve their skills while having a great time with like-minded friends.


No matter your experience level, you will come to enjoy what HUPS has to offer.  Our monthly competitions and presentations will captivate you and our workshops will make you a better photographer.  If you are free and in the Houston area, come on down and see why we have been around for such a long time.  Guests are always welcome.


Can't make the HUFF event in person?  Buy a virtual ticket via PayPal for only $10. Go to HUFF on the Main Menu for more details.


HUPS Meetings to resume at Bayland

Community Center for the June 7 meeting.

Your Board of Directors is planning to make this meeting

available on Zoom as well.















The HUFF 2020 will be held on June 26-27, 2021 

at 14 Pews Theater. 


All tickets from the original April 18-19, 2020 shows will be transferred to the same shows on June 26-27.


For any ticket holder who will not be able to attend in person, the shows will be uploaded to YouTube with a private link, so you may view them.


All ticket holders will be contacted by a member of the HUFF Committee, either by email or text. If you have purchased tickets, but have not been contacted by mid April, please email Betsy Beasley at or text her at 713-231-4052.


Other tickets should go on sale about 6- 8 weeks before the festival at

Click here to see the trailer.










The Expansion of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) from 3 banks to 17 banks (from approximately 56 square miles to 160 square miles) became final effective March 22, 2021.


UPDATE 20 March 2021:

The dive license plate initiative the CHUM has initiated is now available for ordering. Delivery is expected to be some time in June. “People have until the end of March to take advantage of the pre-order discount prices. After March, pricing goes up to regular pricing.

The following is from Roger Veteto:

“The Texas Diver plates surpassed the minimum of 200 pre-orders, so they will definitely be going into production.

There are some behind-the-scenes logistics that need to take place, so the launch / production date is anticipated to be in June. That should be here before we know it!

In the meantime, people have until the end of March to take advantage of the pre-order discount prices. After March, pricing goes up to regular pricing.

Plates can be pre-ordered at:

For details on what the Personalized / Background Only options mean, please see Option #7 of the MyPlates FAQ:”

Frank Burek















FROM: Semi Aboud, EVP of Talent and Casting for Pilgrim Media Group.


We’re a television production company that creates documentary series for major cable TV networks, including Discovery, National Geographic and History Channel. Right now, we’re putting together a team of shark divers, experts and enthusiasts -- including dive operators, underwater photographers, conservationists, taggers, etc. for a new on-camera expedition.  


You can read our full casting notice here:














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For additional information or questions on HUPS

Please contact:  Monica Losey, our Membership Chair.

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