AUTHOR: VTMiller TITLE: Dive Trip 22nd??? Anyone??? DATE: 10/05/2005 09:21:00 PM ----- BODY:

Discovery Diving's

26th Annual Treasure Hunt

October 22, 2005

What is Discovery Diving's Treasure Hunt?

For the last 26 years we have been going to everybody and anybody, diving related and non-diving related, begging for donations and have been fairly successful. We have, in the past, ended up with enough prizes (PRIZE LIST) for all participants to receive at least two prizes and in some cases three prizes.

Listed below are the rules and general information for this year's Treasure Hunt:

  1. The Treasure Hunt is scheduled for 12:15 pm Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 2005.
  2. All divers must register and check in at Discovery Diving Co., no later than 10:00 am, Oct. 22nd.
  3. Treasure Hunt registration is $20.00 for divers ($25.00 if you wait to register on the 22nd) and $8.00 for each guest who will be at the Pig Picking.
  4. Divers receive an information package (with brochures from various manufacturers) at check in time. Treasure Hunt Rules and a Treasure List are included in this package.
  5. A preliminary briefing is conducted at Discovery Diving Co., at 10:30 am. All participating divers must be at this briefing which covers location of dive, area boundaries, check in procedures, and time frame.
  6. For safety reasons, if you take your own boat to Radio Island please stay outside of the green day markers.
  7. After the preliminary briefing all divers go to Radio Island at a specified time for a dive/safety briefing. At this time, divers without buddies will be buddied-up.
  8. Divers enter the water upon a specified signal and have 45 minutes to find and record their shell numbers.
  9. Divers are limited to a maximum of 2 shells each. Please bring up only 2 shells. Let others find their own; that’s half the fun. Keep your shells to be traded for a prize during the drawing.
  10. Upon completion of the dive all participants check in with Treasure Hunt Officials at the dive site to record their shell numbers, and then may return to Discovery Diving. Only numbers recorded at the site are valid. If you didn't find a shell don't give up, you still have a chance of winning a prize.
  11. The infamous pig picking happens after the dive. We eat at approximately 1:30 pm. Divers must turn in their meal tickets, received at check-in, in order to eat. Seconds will be available after everyone has gone through once. You will be called to eat in registration order. Numbers 1-50 go first then 51-100 and so on. Early registration not only gets you a chance at leftover prizes but also puts you at the front of the food line.
  12. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Drawing lasts as long as it takes. You may leave at anytime during the event but you forfeit remaining chances to draw.
  13. Drawing is conducted in numerical order based on the shell numbers found and recorded at the dive site.
  14. The respective diver hands in his shell and pulls a prize card from the treasure chest and receives the prize listed.
  15. After divers with shells have drawn, participants without shells have one chance to draw based on his/her registration. If prizes remain, drawing starts at the top of the registration list and continues until everyone present has drawn 3 times. Those prizes left after everyone receives 3 prizes will be awarded at future events.
  16. All prizes awarded are final. Discovery Diving Company is not and can not be responsible for items that do not fit or items which the winner already owns. No exchanges, trade in's or refunds will be made by Discovery Diving Company or the sponsors. Discovery Diving Company encourages treasure hunters to bargain, sell and trade among themselves during the event.

DIVE SAFE ~ ENJOY THE FOOD FEAST ~ COLLECT YOUR TREASURE

~ GOOD LUCK ~

414 Orange Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(p) 252- 728-2265 (f) 252- 728-2581
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