TOURNAMENT RULES: 

· Must be 18 or older to enter

· Must dive with the partner you registered with.

· All fish caught must be caught between start and end times of tournament day.

· You may dive anywhere on the island of O'ahu, but must follow DLNR sanctuary regulations. Each diver must have a Dive Float w/ Diver Down Flag and must stay within 50 feet of his/her dive float.

· Divers must use pole spears and spearguns only! No free shafts or power-heads.

· Divers MUST check in even if no fish are caught. We want to ensure that you have arrived back safely. A no show will result in permanent suspension of future tournaments.  If the diver will not be back by 2:00, they MUST contact Tony Sedillo (808-590-1327) to notify him they they will be late.

· Each diver must carry a dive knife.

· Coolers checked-in will only contain invasive fish and/or single game fish.  Anything marine species other than that in coolers will result in immediate disqualification.

· Officials will examine freshness of fish. Do not brine your catch. Any fish ruled that it was not caught same day will be disqualified.  Any fish ruled that it was collected through non-approved collection methods will also be disqualified.

· Please show all fisherman proper respect by giving them enough courtesy space when diving. Do not cross into fishing lines or dive in front of fishing poles. We, as a community, will share the ocean.

 

The scoring system is as follows:

Roi: 5 points per piece

Toau: 3 points per piece

Ta'ape: 1 point per piece

Game Fish – 30 points (TBA at morning brief what fish will be considered GAME FISH)

** Scoring is Individual, but must dive with a partner. If there is a tie between points, the diver who checked in first will be placed higher. If there is a tie between same team divers, the weight of the catch will determine who wins.

 

1ST-5th Award:

The top five divers will be awarded special plaques for their achievement and will be first to the prize table. (Prize table differs from raffle table,  prize raffle table will hold larger value prizes

Scoring is individual. If there is a tie between points, the diver with the most weight in invasive fish will win.

Grand Prize and Prize Raffle:

One raffle will be awarded per diver upon registration. More raffles may be purchased the day of tournament.

The diver with the most points will be called first to choose any prize from the prize table then the rest will be called as follows from most points to least.

Trip for Two to Las Vegas. 1 Free raffle will be awarded per Roi turned in at the tournament. Additionally, raffles will be open to the public for purchase. The last raffle will be the Vacations Hawaii trip for two, must be present to win.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF OUTING: MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY, EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY WAIVER



I represent that I am in good physical health and capable of participating in activity I have chosen to attend. I understand that during my participation in DEFEND AND DESTROI DIVE TOURNAMENT WITH ROBERT “TONY" SEDILLO of VENTURE HAWAI'I LIFESTYLES, LLC outing ("Event"), I may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each Event and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the Event. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death ("Injuries and Damages") from exposure to the hazards of travel and VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC has not tried to contradict or minimize my understanding of these risks. I know that Injuries and Damages can occur by natural causes, or activities of other persons, animals, plants, Organizers, Co-Organizers, Event Hosts, Members and assistants or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of other reasons. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of PHOTOGRAPHY is derived in part from the inherent risks in outdoor activity and these risks contribute to the enjoyment and are a reason for my participation. I understand that risks of such Injuries and Damages are involved in the photoshoot and other adventure travel such as VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LCC (EVENTS) and I appreciate that I may have to exercise extra care for my own person and for others around me in the face of such hazards. I further understand that on this Event there may not be rescue or medical facilities, first aid, or the expertise necessary to deal with the Injuries and Damages to which I may be exposed.

In consideration for my acceptance as a participant on these Events, and the services and amenities to be provided by VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC in connection with these Events, I confirm my understanding that:

I have read any rules and conditions applicable to the Event made available to me; I will pay any costs and fees for the Event; and I acknowledge my participation is at the discretion of by VENTURE HAWAI'I LIFESTYLES, LLC.

The Event does not include carpooling, transportation, or transit to and from the Event, and I am personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel.

If I decide to leave early and not to complete the Event as planned, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to leave and waive all liability against by VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC arising from that decision. Likewise, if a leader has concluded the Event, and I decide to go forward without the leader, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to go forward and waive all liability against by VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC arising from that decision.

 I understand that by VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC reserves the right to exclude from the trip any person he judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors of participating in the activities or who refuses or is unwilling to follow the directives of the hosts.

I give permission for all photos to be used for promotional purposes on social media, websites, etc. by photographer and VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC. Model will be tagged in post.

This Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and fully enforceable.

To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY by VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC (ROBERT “TONY” SEDILLO), their agents, assistants and other leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by negligence of by VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC their agents, assistants and other leaders, in any way connected with this Event. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS by VENTURE HAWAI’I LIFESTYLES, LLC, their agents, assistants and other leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the Event. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the Event.


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