Project AWARE: Finathon Reaches Fever Pitch Swimming 600km for Sharks

This article is courtesy of Project AWARE.

Crystal Divers Bali 7.8.13
Finathon fever swept the world with scuba divers clocking up some serious kilometers swimming to end finning. The crew at Crystal Divers Bali flipped the Finathon concept inside out. It was all about having fun for owner and PADI Course Director, Minni Vangsgaard who hosted the world’s first FUNathon!

This unique twist on the Finathon raised a FINtastic $6,000 placing Crystal Divers at the top of the team leaderboard and taking the global fundraising total to over $50,000. Pretty impressive for an event where the games were just a dollar to enter.

A Flash Mob Dance started the fun followed by games, raffles, auctions, face painting and a big BBQ after party.  Minni was knocked off the beam and plunged into the pool during a gladiatorial combat challenge as party goers cheered on. A favourite game was ‘Save a Shark’ and dive instructors took part in blindfolded swim challenges. Did we mention the shark jelly shots? Crystal Divers Bali shows a Finathon fundraiser really can be anything you want it to be. And they added 800 metres to the global swim distance of nearly 600km.  Every lap counts!

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