UPDATE: Thanks to The Rauch Potato – you can follow her on Twitter at @maggierauch – for picking the winner of this contest. As usual, the name of each entrant was written on a piece of paper, the papers were placed in a dish, and one was drawn. And the winner of the dive package from SinoScuba — which includes seeing instructor Steven Schwankert in rubber — is… Ed H. Congratulations.
It’s just a feeling, but I’m guessing that “dive with sharks in downtown Beijing” will rank among the top New Year’s resolutions of many readers. Given this, what could be better than a contest that will see one lucky person explore the undersea world in the heart of one of the driest capital cities?
SinoScuba is sponsoring a package for two people that includes admission to the Blue Zoo Aquarium, a behind-the-scenes tour, an intro to scuba diving, use of rental equipment, and a forty-minute dive in the main tank. The prize is redeemable in the New Year and worth RMB1300.
To enter the draw, leave a comment about your favorite movie, book, cartoon, comic book, or TV show that features a creature of the depths. From Finding Nemo to Captain Nemo, from Flipper to Free Willy, from Jabberjaw to plain old Jaws, just tell us your favorite and why. Landlubbers are free to participate – just add “I prefer to stay dry” with your comment.
I’m going to go old-school and pick Jabberjaw, “a 15-foot talking great white shark. He is a drummer for The Neptunes, a rock group made up of four teenagers — Biff, Shelly, Bubbles and Clamhead — who live in an underwater civilization in the year 2076.” It would be hard to make that stuff up. (On the other hand, if you are going to have a sea creature as a drummer, wouldn’t you go with an octopus?)