Dive Into Washington Challenge
- Published on Monday, 10 December 2012 21:51
- Written by Rick Stratton
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The Washington Scuba Alliance (WSA) is hosting the Dive Into Washington Challenge. This new program challenges Washington State, and nearby adjacent states or provinces divers, to get out and explore some of the great diving that Washington has to offer. Washington State is blessed with hundreds of incredible dive sites including rivers, quarries, lakes, Puget Sound and coastal waters. The state’s waters, while chilly, attract an abundance of marine life that make scuba diving in them an amazing, world-class experience.
The Dive Into Washington Challenge is about divers going diving in Washington, supporting local diving businesses and receiving a chance to win prizes and awards based on the number of verified dives they have in their Logbook. The more times they dive in Washington, with local dive shops, the better the chance to win valuable prizes and trips.
The Dive Into Washington Challenge is being primarily sponsored by the Washington Scuba Alliance (WSA), a 501-C3 who is dedicated to promoting the sport of scuba diving in Washington State. WSA strives to create a unified group of divers, as dive clubs, dive stores, and charter operators who work together on projects.
Odds of winning increase every time you take the plunge.
Any certified diver is invited to sign up. No purchase is necessary. However a $25.00 entry fee gets you an event T-shirt, a meal ticket to the recognition banquet October 5th (details to be announced).
The Program launches January 1st, 2013 and runs to Sept 30th.
Any certified diver is invited to sign up. Sign up is simple. Stop by a participating dive retailer and get signed up. For a $25.00 registration fee you will receive an Event T shirt. Upon your completion of the Challenge you will receive one ticket to the lunch at the Awards Recognition Day/BBQ on Saturday, October 5th, 2013.
The rules are simple. Get with your dive buddies and dive a minimum of 10 times with one or more of the sponsoring dive shops. The shop dives need not be free or guided. Any dive sponsored by the dive shop qualifies as a shop dive. Each participating dive shop will lead a variety of dives, some local dive charters and shore dives. After the dive, dive shop personnel will stamp the divers logbook with the shop’s stamp verifying the dive. Continue to dive in Washington as often as you like, the more times you dive with the local dive shops, the more STAMPS you receive for a chance to win Prizes and Trips at the Awards Recognition Day on - maximum chance is 100 Stamps. There will be special recognition of the male diver with the most stamps and the female diver with the most stamps..