Announcing Dive of the Year 2017

Over the last 12 months, we have been highlighting some stunning #DiveoftheWeek logs in the Oceans app and on social media, reaching over 40,000 ocean champions around the globe. It’s now time to announce the #DiveoftheYear 2017!

And here’s the winner, presented by Fabien Cousteau, grandson of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau, TED speaker, founder of Ocean Learning Center and a well–known voice to the oceans:

“The whale shark is the largest fish in the ocean, yet we still know very little about them. Xaal’s photo captures the grace and peaceful nature of this beautiful and endangered species. Congrats Xaal, you are the winner of the Dive of the Year awards 2017!”
— Fabien Cousteau


Congratulations to the grand prize winner Xaal, and runner-ups Daniela and Rattachai for your awesome #DiveoftheWeek contributions.

Thanks all for sharing amazing photos and check-ins with the community, we look forward to see where your adventures take you this year… #DiveoftheYear will return in 2018!

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Oceans is the deep social network app for scuba divers and ocean explorers around the world. Oceans’ mission is to co-create the no 1 community and check-in tool for divers and explorers worldwide — using Oceans’ data and imagery to make the global ocean universally accessible for anyone, everywhere.

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