Live Reports: Anilao Underwater Shootout 2018
Day 5 Closing Ceremony
The festivities began with a press conference featuring the judging panel and Assistant Secretary Roberto (Robie) P. Alabado III.
Festivities had begun…
The entertainment kicked off with vocalist Monique de los Santos singing to an appreciative crowd.
We were then “treated” to an act by a troupe of drag queens!
We then moved on to the award ceremony proper. Philippines Airlines is one of the major sponsors of the event, and their representative, Koryn Iledan (who had been diving with us today) showcased new flight option that the airline is offering to El Nido, Isabela, and Occidental Mindoro.
Assistant Secretary Roberto (Robie) P. Alabado III then introduced the Philippine government’s commitment to the development of sustainable growth of the scuba tourism market.
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The contest has 11 categories and the first of these, Blackwater, involved live judging. The judges used a show of fingers to sign their scores.
The DOT staff tabulated these to produce a live result
After the awards ceremony, the party continued…
After parties carried on until the small hours and involved Tequila and Bohemian Rhapsody (as far as I can remember!)
- Day 1.
- Day 2.
- Day 3.
- Day 4.
- Day 5.
- Shootout Closing Ceremony.