ATTENTION Cocos Lovers!
Do you daydream of a trip to Cocos Island?
Are you in love with Costa Rica's underwater world?
Well, then...this is your chance!
Share your photography skills and hashtag #DiveWild and #DiveWildContest to WIN!!!
Each month we'll be giving a Costa Rica Blue guidebook, with a final grand prize giveaway of a trip to Cocos Island!
1 trip for 1 person* to Cocos Island aboard either the Sea Hunter or Argo!
The winner will be announced on June 22, 2019 – the anniversary of Cocos Island National Park.
10 Costa Rica Blue Guidebooks**
Each month we will give away 1 guidebook. You will be notified on Instagram if you are a winner, so be sure to check your inbox!
How to Enter:
Step 1: Upload your wild ocean photo to Instagram (it can be taken from anywhere in the world) Step 2: Don’t forget to use the hashtags #DiveWild and #DiveWildContest in the description! Step 3: Tag @underseahunter @costaricablue and three friends who would love this contest! Step 4: Follow the accounts @underseahunter and @costaricablue
Each contestant may enter the competition up to 3 times per month using 3 different photos.
Winners of the book each month will be automatically entered to win the trip to Cocos Island at the end of the year.
The Fine Print: *
The trip includes the following: Ground transportation San Jose – Puntarenas and return; 11-day / 10-night cruise with all meals and non-alcoholic drinks; divemaster service; three to four dives per day with tanks and weights, and nitrox fills (if certified for nitrox). Seven full days of action-packed diving. Space to be awarded based on availability.
This prize does not include flights to/from Costa Rica, airport transfers, hotel before or after the trip, Cocos National Park fee of $490, wine onboard, dive gear other than tanks or weights, nitrox course or anything else not mentioned here. Trip booking is on a space-available basis and will be handled with our reservations team. It is dependent upon Undersea Hunter schedule availability. Trip date is to be agreed between winner and Undersea Hunter. Prize is valid for one year and once booked cannot be rescheduled.
**This prize includes the shipment of your guide to a US or Costa Rica address (Winners will be contacted to provide us email, home address & contact info)
Our Judges will be :
Avi Klapfer - CEO at Undersea Hunter, sailor, diver, underwater photographer & cinematographer and coauthor of Costa Rica Blue: the Underwater Guide. Genna Marie Davis - Photographer, writer and author of Costa Rica Blue: the Underwater Guide. Shmulik Blum - Project Manager, Chief pilot of Cocos Island's Deepsee submersible and renowned underwater photographer and key contributor to Costa Rica Blue: the Underwater Guide.
The following rules do apply to all submissions into the contest. The contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers aged 18+.
The contest begins today and ends June 22, 2019 (Cocos Island’s anniversary as a national park). Winners will be announced the 22 of each month.
Entries entered before or after the entry period will not be eligible. All entries must include metadata. Photos taken from 2010 onward are eligible, but must be uploaded and hashtagged during the contest period.
Instagram captions must include the following: Name of Location (ie. open ocean, national park, country etc) Species name in a caption detailing the subject matter with #DiveWild and #DiveWildContest hashtags @underseahunter and @ three friends who would enjoy this contest
The following submissions are ineligible and will not be entered to win:
-Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright and photographs of persons without the necessary consent required by law in your jurisdiction.
-Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the environment by the photographer.
-Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
-Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
Undersea Hunter shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time.
Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.
Undersea Hunter reserves the right to require entrants to submit evidence of the subject’s legal consent to be photographed for the submitted photograph, which may include a signed waiver from the subject.
NOTE: Waiver requirements vary by jurisdiction, and the entrant is responsible for obtaining a legally enforceable waiver from any photographed subject.
QUESTIONS: Questions and inquiries about the contest can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org