AmazingDIVER is a teambuilding club event hosted by the University of the Cape Town’s Underwater Club and is held annually to get their divers excited and involved in a fun spin off of the “Amazing Race” challenge.
This year on the 18th of August, 20 students participated and had to complete around 36 tasks between Muizenberg and Simon’s Town. Points were awarded for each task completed, so the more tasks fulfilled the better the chance of winning! The tasks consisted of photo opportunities, experiences (diving and visiting specific venues and museums), answering questions along the way, and of course bringing back proof of the tasks being done!
The Save Our Seas Shark Centre was one of the venues to be visited, and while sipping on a mug of hot chocolate to warm up on a chilly day, the challenge was for the students to name 10 animals (vertebrates or invertebrates) in the fish tank.
Identifying vertebrates and invertebrates in the tank
Yummy hot chocolate!
The overall event was a huge success with some challenges being fairly intense, however the students performed remarkably while at the same time had lots of fun! Some students managed to get interviewed on the local CCFM radio station and promoted the event and Save Our Seas!
The students were particularly impressed with the way that the community in False
Bay responded to the event - people couldn’t have been nicer, and they were all only too happy to help, which helped contribute to the success of the event!
The winner’s of the AmazingDIVER challenge will be announced at UCT tomorrow, Thursday 23 August. Good luck to all the students and a huge thanks and pat on the back to Chris Fourie and UCT’s Underwater Club for putting on a great event!