Ever watch that old Sesame Street segment where Ernie the muppet sings:

“Rubber Ducky, you’re the one;
You make bathtime lots of fun;
Rubber Ducky I’m awfully fond of you.”

Well, the USA last week celebrated — get this — National Rubber Ducky Day. Yup, it’s actually a thing.

To that end, NAUI Worldwide this month launched a “NAUI Duck & Dive Photo/Video Contest” to engage its social media followers in sharing the adventures of the organization’s branded rubber duck.

NAUI is accepting entries from around the world consisting of photos and/or 10-second videos showcasing that duck’s adventures and journeys. The submission deadline is October 1, 2017.

NAUI Marketing Director Derik Crotts says:

“The idea behind the Duck & Dive contest is simple: We want to provide a fun way to engage and unite the diving community across the globe. Social media provides the perfect platform to do so.”

To participate, you’ll need to “Like,” “Follow,” and “Subscribe” to NAUI’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and/or Pinterest pages.

Nominations and submissions are being accepted through social media with the hashtag #NAUIDuck and by email at marketing@naui.org. The contest is open to participants in the USA and internationally.

Contest winners and honorable mentions will be announced during the 2017 DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, winners’ stories and the NAUI Duck’s adventures will be featured in NAUI’s first quarter digital Sources Magazine and on the NAUI website later this year.

You can get the NAUI Duck for free after completing a brief survey at the NAUI booth during any of the following 2017 trade shows:

February 24-26: Outdoor Adventure Show, Ontario

February 24-26: Our World Underwater, Illinois

March 11-12: Boston Sea Rovers, Massachusetts

March 24-26: Beneath The Sea, New Jersey

April 1-2: Scuba & H2O Adventure Show, Washington

April 22-23: The Blue Wild, Florida

May 6-7: Scuba Show, California

November 1-4: DEMA Show, Florida

You can also buy the NAUI Duck on the organization’s online store for US$4.95/4.60 Euros.

And for the complete list of prizes and requirements, check out the Duck & Dive page on the NAUI website.

Check out the video below of the NAUI Duck hanging out at last year’s DEMA Show in Las Vegas.

John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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